Practicing Creativity

Beeswax thrift shop cabinet makeover


This is a makeover I did a while back and have been meaning to share with you. I took a small thrift store cabinet that was structurally sound, but not very pretty. I painted it in cream acrylic paint and then used beeswax to adhere my original vintage images. These are from a 1920's French fashion magazine. When you use beeswax with paper this old it just seems to all melt together; the paper acquires a translucent quality that I really like (for more on working with beeswax see my tutorial here). I cut off the backs of upholstery tacks and glued those to the front.

Here is the before.



Supply List
Paper—vintage images from my collection
Embellishments—upholstery tacks
Miscellaneous—acrylic paint, beeswax

5 comments

  1. Such a cool makeover! I've never worked with beeswax but I've seen some amazing paintings done with it.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  2. Amazing transformation Shani.

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  3. Whaou!! Quelle transformation!!! Beau travail Shani, j'adore!!!!!

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  4. Wow--what a transformation!

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  5. This is fabulous!! It's absolutely gorgeous!! Where did you end up putting it? What are you going to use it for? Do tell!!

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