June Daisy Cheese Box
I collected several cheese boxes thinking I would use them to practice decorative painting…
Although, this technique is lovely, I found out that it was very time-consuming to get the rough cheese boxes prepared for this style (I did manage to get one prepped/smoothed–so you just may see at least one box (probably only one though) in a future post with this technique). 🙂
What to do with all those cheese boxes? Well, I love the natural rustic feel of them so I decided go with a more distressed/aged look.
This one had “June Daisy” stamped on the side of it. Therefore, what would be more fitting than to paint a daisy!
I almost jumped out of my skin with joy when I looked up the meaning of a daisy from www.religionfacts.com
DAISY – The daisy developed in the 15th century as a symbol of Jesus as an infant or in his humanity, because it is a more humble than the grand fleur-de-lis.
Other commentaries mentioned that the daisy is a bright flower symbolizing love, grace, purity and simple virtue.
L-o-v-e it! A daisy it is!!!
I used liquid acrylic paint to make the daisy on the lid (and to the top/bottom rims). Then, I gave June Daisy a quick sanding and finished her off with a thin coat of stain (NOTE: It is best to stain outside (smelly!) and make sure to follow the instruction on how to discard any brushes/cloths (or in my case an old sock) with the stain on them).
I’m so happy how she turned out! Just makes me smile. What do you think?
By the way, if you want to add “June Daisy” to your home, let me know (via this blog or Facebook). For subscribers, she is $35 (market price: $45).Also, I have a few others getting ‘a bit a cheer’ added to them that I will be sharing. In the meantime, if you have an idea of what to add to one (or what you want), feel free to share it. I would be glad to personalize one for you.
Hope this inspires you to get painting! 🙂
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Marie@The Interior Frugalista
03/04/2015 @ 9:48 am
Michelle your daisy cheese box is stunning! I love the colors and the dark distressing is so fitting for the “humble” meaning of the daisy. So pretty. It caught my eye at the Vintage Inspiration Party.
03/05/2015 @ 5:19 pm
Thank you for stopping by Marie and for such a wonderful compliment on my work! Your makeovers are amazing and congratulations on being FEATURED at the Vintage Inspiration Party–well deserved!!!
03/04/2015 @ 11:41 am
Love it! It turned out beautiful. I say the time spent was time well spent, it’s beautiful! Love the distress, flowers and colors!
03/05/2015 @ 9:09 pm
Linda, thank you for taking the time to stop by and encourage me in my artwork! Such a wonderful surprise and blessing!!! Enjoyed looking at your lovely and fun “Mixed Kreations!”