Thursday, June 14, 2012

Progress on the Little Jewel Box

Hello again lovelies. Just wanted to do a quick post today, and share some of the progress being made on The Jewel Box. Seems like since I got her a few weeks ago, she has been my full time muse.  Here's a few pics of the progress so far...

This is what my dining room table has become off and on this week, a cutting table for making pillows and laying out fabric for curtains to be sewn.While I love working with fabrics and sewing, I can only do one thing for so many days, maybe (I have attention deficit) LOL! And then I have to change it up, so I worked on a 12 x 12 canvas that was calling to me in my head during that super creative time, between sleep and awake...

I purchased this tiny crystal chandelier, years ago from a thrift store for a few dollars, and have had it stashed away in a box. I thought it would make a great little addition to the space. The finish of this little lamp is covered in 24 carat gold, which I'm not a huge fan of gold anyway, and I thought maybe I could paint it, but my husband said "you can't paint over that, it's gold!" So we came up with this idea of covering it with my french inspired paper tape and secured it with glue, and I'm just thrilled with how it turned out!!!

I got a few more pillows made for the benches... seems like I have been making pillows for days and days......It has been fun to go through my fabric stash to come up with these combinations.

Here are a few more pillows I made on the other side, I had these needle point rug samples that my friend gave me years ago, that I turned into pillows and added some vintage lace to the edges.

Some sparkle over the dining room table... I haven't hung the canvas yet, I'm waiting until I get a grouping that I like before I mount it permanently.

I had to put one of my most cherished possession's in here, a floral oil painting from the the 1800's that I mounted with command strips over this ugly cupboard, so that it won't cause any damage and stay on securely when were on the move...

Pulls and shelf liner for the drawers to be installed still. I had these canisters that didn't sell in my shop, so guess where there new home is going to be? I think they will be perfect in here. Steve can't wait until I fill up the one with cookies for midnight munchies under the stars...

Hope you enjoyed the tour, still lots to do!!!  I cant wait to show you what comes next!!!

Wishing you all a Fabulous Day today... and don't forget to leave me a comment in the box, I just LOVE hearing from you all!!!

~Susan xo


  1. OMG! My grandma had those containers! Love them!! Great memories;D I'm loving what you are doing with the space!

    1. Hi Linda! Thanks for stopping by a leaving me a comment:) I'm so happy to hear about your fond memories of your Grandmother, so sweet. I think these canisters were from the 50's,they fit nicely and will work great for storage too. Every inch counts in this tiny space. Great to hear from you! xo

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    1. Thanks Gena for stopping by:) I can't wait to get her road ready. Now comes the fun part, Decorating!!! Have a Great Day!

  3. What a cozy, dreamy little place! I can feel the love for her in all that you do. Will you name "her?" LOL Thanks for sharing.