I picked up this vintage cedar box thrifting for $2.
What caught my eye was the dovetailing.
I gave it one coat of Annie Sloan French Linen inside and out.
I then painted on a coat of ASCP in Old White, and distressed it with sandpaper.
This is a photo of a vignette inside my china cabinet.
I am making the little box into a photo box, so I will be image transferring the camera vignette photo onto its cover using Mod Podge. One thing I hate about the Mod Podge image transfer method is having to get laser color copies since inkjet prints will smear. This is a very small town without a Kinkos, etc. I brushed some Mod Podge on an inkjet image and when it didn't smear, I went ahead and used my inkjet photo.
Needless to say, when I applied water to the image transfer to remove the paper layer, I encountered smears. I wasn't looking forward to sanding the top of the box and starting over.
BUT, was the image so bad? I began to think it looked like a water color or an old photo with "foxing". I brought my box into work to show my coworkers. Was I crazy that the smeared image was a "good thing". My coworkers liked the effect, and one wanted to buy it. I waxed the image and the box.
The little cedar box now holds old photos.
I love the paint job and the dovetailing.
AND, I love the smeared image too!