Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Red & Black Week: Boxes



As you have no doubt surmised from my blog, I spend much of my free time working on my house. What, you might ask, did I do with my time before I had a house? For one, I decorated boxes. Lots of boxes. I have a weakness for boxes. They appeal to my practical nature. I love boxes. :)

But we're not here to talk about boxes.  We're here to look at red & black!

box with handle; painted and begemmed
(the red smear-looking marks are reflections from the gems)
the center piece was an oh-so-spooky "Gothic Vampire" necklace from a costume shop
not much black visible on this one :/
a bit of red on the outside...
and much more on the inside

12 comments:

  1. Nicely done! I love the little suprise on the inside of the last one.

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    1. Thank you! The sun box had decoupage on the inside as well, but I didn't photograph it before I gave away the box.

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  2. How fab! I also love decorating little boxes - they're great projects bec. they don't have to take too much time or materials. And, as you said, they're practical. Plus they can make good gifts or enclosures for gifts.

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    1. Thank you! And they don't require much space, either. This was a definite plus when I was in a small apartment. I gave most of mine as gifts.

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  3. love the first box - you could even use it as a gothy handbag/purse.

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    1. Thanks! The person to whom I gave the box did use it as a purse. :)

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  4. The first box is wearing a necklace! I adore it. But the second box is my favorite. Cheesy vampire pendants were made for box embellishing.

    I think I've asked you this before, but are you a Virgo by any chance? Because random box obsessions seem very Virgo-esque. I'm not saying this based on personal experience or anything.... ;)

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    1. I like the second box as well. It's the only one I kept for myself.

      I'm an Aquarius, but my moon sign is Virgo. I definitely have some Virgo-esque tendencies. :)

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  5. I like the first box best, with the heart-shaped handle. All very pretty :)

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