Coco

A certain young niece of mine turned 15 on March 30th. I thought the occasion deserved a purse. I call this one “Coco” and I gave it to her as a gift.

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Jena and her pink flourish

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CraigsList Night Stand – Cigar label renovation

Here you can see the “Before”. Nothing special. The paint was a high gloss black, inexpertly applied. It was pretty dinged up and dirty, in some places past the veneer level. I think we paid $20. The piece itself might have been considered quality but affordable furniture back in its day. Sadly, the paint job ruined any value it may have had on its own, and the wood is nothing special. A perfect piece to re-do and put in the guest bedroom.

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Painted a satin off-white and applied some subtle paper as a background. Already, it looks better!

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And then the fun part!
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L’ Invitation

Musical: La Vie en Rose

(No, the above YouTube link is not me.)

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Cigar Box Purses

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Cigar Box Decoupage

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Cedar cigar box – I am told this is called a “coffin style” box for a single cigar.

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Base layer of a distressed looking gingham fabric (printed scrapbook paper)

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Glamour shots of the final box.

Unfortunately, I did not get “before” shots of the blue one. I should know better. Trust me when I say this was a cigar box.

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