Friday, June 12, 2015

Seashell Hospitality Box

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!


7 comments:

eva said...

this looks great and sounds like a wonderful match for your guest bathroom!

Annette Allen said...

this is so perfect and your guest will enjoy it very much.. those seashells are a great addition to this awesome box.. love it

Niki G said...

Wow! Stunner of a project and such an awesome idea perfect for those guests!

Creations by Shirl said...

This also is a pretty box to have on anyone's crafty desk.... So many possibilities of putting all sorts of crafty items that we always use constantly...LOL!

yyam said...

Oh wow! This looks amazing! I'm sure your guests will appreciate it.:)

Cami said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Lynn! I love how you did the crackle and then added the gold over it. Your guests will definitely enjoy the treats you put in it and in such a "hospitable" way with all kinds of bath yummies! Love this!

Leanne said...

Lynn this is awemazing!! I love each part you did to create the end result. I would love to try something like this, possibly on a smaller scale, like a frame, and hope I would receive the same results. This would be a wonderful housewarming gift as well. Your guests will feel like they are in a 5 star hotel! =D