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« on: May 30, 2008 03:44:54 PM »

This is my first project post, so please be gentle. Smiley
My bf knows I like to play in my craft room and asked me if I would paint a box that he had to look like a treasure chest.

In the next photo you can see the real latch on the box, but to make it look like a treasure chest I had to paint a new lock on it. You know those sneaky pirates, they don't want to make it easy to get to their treasure!  Cheesy

Here is the lock! The straps are painted black, and I took a screwdriver and gouged  each side them to make it look a little be raised. Then I added gold beads to look like brads on the straps. Once I sprayed everything with polyurethane it looks much better.

Here is the Jolly Roger painted on top! You can see my messy craft table in the background and also the paper I was practicing on drawing him. He even has a patch over his eye.

I lined the inside of the box with red velvet. He added what he's been calling "me gold". Silver and gold dollars. It was a nice added touch.

That's the end! Please tell me what you think about it. He loves it, but since he likes me I think his opinion is biased! LOL  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008 03:53:01 PM »

 Grin Love it!

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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008 04:21:42 PM »

ooh, i LOVE it!!! Totally cute!

« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2008 04:29:34 PM »

oooh very nice!! great recon!
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2008 05:12:22 PM »

What an awesome idea! I may steal some version of this for myself; it would be great motivation since I am starting a new mini savings plan. (Yay for being poor an din college!  Grin )


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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2008 10:32:41 AM »

Thank you for the nice replies! I had so much fun doing it!

Afterkate, feel free to make one of your own. I'd love to see it
once you finish with it. I does make saving just a little bit easier
when you have a special place to put it. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2008 06:23:21 PM »

I love the red inside!!! Grin

Want to learn to crochet or knit?  I have a ton of extra crochet hooks & circular knitting needles.  Will throw in some pattern books and yarn for anyone interested in a swap.
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2008 08:14:11 PM »

it is so cool

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