Jan 6, 2013

Box progress

Good day!  Two things to show in another quick post. 

First off, Mary Jo was kind enough to email a photo of her Sophia Waters.  After seeing hers, I realized I was mistaken in thinking that a darker linen background would be more primitive.  Her lighter linen shows off the details perfectly, and I was wrong about framing too!  This rustic textured choice works well so I have an option if I change my mind.


Now for the floss box that turned into a chest.  Because of its 24" x 14" size, I thought it may look like a piece of luggage without a little design element, so I added legs. 
This is the inside and I can get all my floss bags in with a little room to spare.
The hinges and lid support will be put on last, after I choose the paint color and the base color that will show through here and there after sanding.  Painting it black, crackled, and lightly stenciled with colonial motifs was a plan, until I remembered that I just finished ridding the cupboard of my paints!  It may still be a black crackle. 


This gorgeous cardboard box is the system I've used for many years.  I found a very heavy and large box, cut it to a 4" height, and used the removed pieces to make dividers which I glued and taped .  It has served me well and slid into the bottom of my hutch, but my neck problems made it difficult to continue bending and peering into the bottom shelf.

Mark will be finishing the lid today and I should be painting tomorrow.  It's big!  It will sit on top of the small 4 drawer chest where the linen is kept.  My spool cabinet is not large enough to hold it.  No sense making the floss storage to fit a piece of furniture and not be large enough for its intended purpose.
That's it folks!
Enjoy your Sunday, stay safe, thank you for visiting.
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23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your floss box looks super! Hope you will share a photo of it with the chest of drawers.

Robin in Virginia
rlbrowninva @ gmail.com

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Marly, that Floss box is so great......will be waiting to see the chest of drawers, Blessings Francine.

Vickie said...

Wow! I am impressed. You and Mark know what you are doing! =)

Nicole May said...

Beautiful floss box- can't wait to see it finished. I am fighting with re-lining an old sewing basket a friend gave me for christmas. The lining needed to be replaced but the inside part is giving me fits-lol. Have a wonderful day:)

susanc said...

Your floss box is beautiful! Can't wait to see how you finish it. Hope you're feeling better. Have a great day!

Penny said...

I'm loving your floss box, too! You are a very talented lady, Miss Marly!
Mary Jo's Sophia Waters is fabulous!! BTW, I will call for this pattern and the Susannah one, so no need to send! Thanks for the offer, however!
Have a great week ahead,
Penny D.

Rachel said...

Beautiful!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love the box!

Peggy Lee said...

Wow...that's gorgeous!
I know it will break your heart to give that first creation up.
Baby steps, my friend.
:o)

Ellen said...

Gorgeous box, love it!

Hugs,

Rugs and Pugs said...

Marly ~ What a perfect storage box for your floss (not that cardboard isn't perfect, too!).
Oh, I'm thinking I may want to stitch that sampler. Add that to my long, long list.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Margaret said...

That box is just wonderful!! How great is that! Much better than the cardboard storage system. :D Love seeing another Sophia too!

MJ Hunt said...

Didn't realize there was a shadow across the 'Sophia' picture but the lighter linen does show it off much better IMO!! Your cardboard box does have a certain charm! Looking forward to the finished product! MJ

Barb said...

I do love your storage box!

Penny said...

Your floss box/chest is absolutely beautiful!

Denise SA said...

Your box is beautiful

Solstitches said...

Your box is going to be fabulous Marly.
I'm sure it will be hard to part with the gorgeous box you are using now though :)

Margaret

butterfly said...

What a fab job your floss box is looking so good.
Thanks for sharing.

Kaisievic said...

I love the look of your new floss box.

Chris said...

Your floss box is just wonderful. I know that using it will be a joy every time you go to pull some colors.

Carol said...

I am SO impressed with the design of that new box, Marly--you and Mark are a great team!

Anonymous said...

Marly, I just LOVE your floss box! Do you think Mark might make them and sell them to us stitchers (unpainted works too)?? What perfect storage and so beautiful to look at - I want one
- lucky you! Carol
picturetrail.com/samplerstitcher

Suzanne said...

Your floss box is gorgeous, what a great way of storing all those floss bags.

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