Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Fish Tale

I bought this box at the thrift store last week. It was probably someone's wood shop project. I know, you're probably questioning my taste right about now, and asking yourself, "What was she thinking?!?!" I'm sure that's what people at the thrift store thought. They could only see that lovely fish decal on a funky little box. The lady who checked me out thought that it looked like a small coffin for fish. But all I could see was the craftsmanship! It's made up of all kinds of beautiful mouldings. It has style. Or at least, it has the potential for style.
I sanded off the fishy and gave it a few coats of spray paint, in what seems to be my favorite color now a days. Then I topped it with a sassy little knob. . .
And now it's a stlyish little box that anyone would be proud to put their dead fish in. ;)

19 comments:

Saucy said...

I love it! But come on now, really... are you going to store dead fish in it?

Darlene said...

You are too funny!! Now it is an adorable, stylish little box for "trinkets". Cute & love the little knob!!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Oh how cute is that dead fish box!
If those people at the thrift store could just see it now!

Blanca said...

I would have picked it up too. Great transformation!

Blanca

Chris said...

I love being able to see the beauty in something so ugly! You made it beautiful! Don't you ever wonder what the sales people think when you purchase these types of things? ;-0

Carrie said...

It looks so good! Love the knob!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

You do have an 'eye' for transforming stuff! It is great looking...and I love the little knob! Now I'll have to hunt for one of these.
Have a great day,
Diane

Nicole said...

I would definitely be proud to store dead fish in that, that's the prettiet fishy coffin ever! It really is beautiful, it would make a nice jewelry box. Can I come shopping at the DI with you, I just can't see the potential in things like you can :)

Darla @ UltraBeautyBoutique said...

Seriously? How cool is that!

My Beautiful Mess! said...

Amazing transformation! It's so pretty!!

Heather said...

Very stylish - for sure!

May I ask where you found such a grand knob, and what do you really plan to store in it?

We store all our dead fish in the freezer, but to each his/her own, when it comes to dead fish, I guess!

Jen r. said...

I love what you did with this box! What a great make over! Jen R

Lacy said...

I love, love, love your new mantle picture. I want that tin when your tired of it. Excellent repitition!!!

Joy said...

For those of you who are curious, the cute red knob came from Hobby Lobby. And I really don't plan on putting any fish in the box, but it would make a lovely place to stash chocolate!?!
And just to stir your curiosity further. . .the box has a secret compartment under the lid---I already checked it for a treasure (or fish bones) and found nothing :(

Gretchen said...

That is just the cutest little box and you can store all your jewels in the secret compartment. I have no jewels so it would be dead fish for me.

Gretchen

Mrs. Trixi said...

Wow, what a great job. It's amazing what a little paint can do!!!
Blessings~~

Susie Harris said...

Sassy box.... love it! I know where that knob came from, smile.... Susie h~

Antoinette said...

I just came across your blog today and I have to say that I'm loving it. Your transformations are beautiful and you're very inspiring!!

Bella said...

That is really pretty, I would have never seen that fish box and invisioned what you did...but maybe now I can! Thanks:)

Thanks so much for the advice on my kitchen! It's funny because I was googling 'green kitchens' when your comment came in :) I am leaning towards a green, black and cream color scheme...so your ideas are right on with the way I am going with it.

Thanks again, you are soo very talented!!! :)

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