I got a few of these old filing boxes at auction and thought they were ripe for some action!
The hardest bit of the whole process was getting the old labels off. Seriously! I had to steam them above a boiling kettle, scrape them off and then take off the remnants with meths and wire wool.
Once clean, I applied the crackle glaze. This is just magic! (well, as close as we get to having Harry Potter in our house anyway). First you spray a base coat (I selected gold) all over the box. I sprayed two thin layers, to ensure even coverage. Then you wait an hour before spraying the top coat. This you spray on heavily and then wait as the crackle miraculously appears.
It really is as easy as that!
Sometimes it’s fun being able to transform something in only ten minutes!
It’s a gorgeous box now that adds some lovely texture to a room.
Watch this space for the next transformation!