You all know how I love whipping out the paint brush, but every now and then I find something that I just can't bear to paint. This antique coal box found on the Flea Market is one of them. I decided to try and restore it to its former glory, but with a twist that would tell its purpose!
Burlap, a vintage stove image & French script came to mind!
Can you see the lovely grain in the wood ?!
On the inside its covered with brown sheet metal to keep the coals hot!
After putting my paint brush away, I went in search of an image of a cast iron stove on my 2 favourite blogs for antique and vintage graphics, The Graphics Fairy and Knick of Time.
I did'nt find a cast iron stove, but this is such a wonderful graphic of an old stove by the Graphics Fairy that I decided to use it instead !
Here it is after the make over!
How I did it?