Recently I saw a beautiful project at HM Hilo Ben Franklin Crafts (made by one of the talented employees) and I knew that I had to make a similar one for our guest bathroom. I started with a lightly white stained wooden box with a file cabinet label. I wanted the box to look even more rustic so I painted it with Tim Holtz white crackle paint, let it dry, and then rubbed on some gold Viva paste paint.
As you can see the box can hold an ample supply of personal supplies (shampoo, conditioner, tooth brushes, comb, wash cloths, etc. ) to make your guests feel welcome. Extra amenities from hotels will fit well here...LOL!
To complete the look I added a variety of seashells also purchased at BFC. (There were so many beautiful ones it was hard to choose!) I also added a label I cut from a Canvas Corp 12x12 card stock sheet. I can't quite remember what the box at BFC looked like...I think it had a rope trim and was more nautical.
Here is a close up of the crackle paint with the gold rubbed on. I really love the look especially because our guest bathroom has gold burnished fixtures.
I couldn't find (but it's somewhere) my 'enjoy' stamp so I had to hand write the label. I'll change it later when I discover the stamp where it shouldn't be....hahaha!
I think this is a nice way to greet your house guest who will certainly feel welcomed by this gesture of hospitality. Be sure to check out HM Ben Franklin Crafts to find a huge assortment of undecorated wooden pieces....... awaiting your creativity!