Sunday, March 25, 2018

Recycled Starbucks Box

Honolulu Aunty can't bear to throw away well-made boxes, and knowing that I feel the same way gave me a box like the one below to recycle. 


I wondered if painting the box would work, and it did! I was pretty surprised at how it came out.

The bottom of the box is black so I decided to go with a black theme for the top. 

I first painted the surface with Liquitex Black Gesso.

Then I brushed on some of the metallic inks that I got from Ross. 

Here's the top.

One side.

Another side.

Thanks for the box and the incentive, Aunty!


Anonymous said...

Wow! Nice! So talented.


Kay said...

This is totally gorgeous!!!

Honolulu Aunty said...

Oh!!! Nice!!! And you are welcome!

Chet Colson said...

Turned a throw away into a work for art. One person thrash, is another person's treasure.

Anonymous said...

j: I feel the same about boxes AND nice shopping bags w/ rope handles. I kept them but found out it's a wonderful nesting site for roaches so now I use 'em for my non-wet trash cans. I L O V E what you did to the starbucks box, but what you going use 'em for. Gorgeous -N

Kalin's Mommy said...

So pretty!

Susan said...

I kept a couple of those boxes but just the bottom...I wished I kept the top. Never knew how pretty it could turn out.

K and S said...

looks like it is lacquered, pretty!

celia said...

Jalna, I really like how you transformed the box. Nice choice of colors on the black background. It is now awesome!!!

jalna said...

Thanks, Izsmom!

Kay, came out better than I expected.

Hoo hoo, Aunty.

For real yah, Chet.

N, I know what you mean about those shopping bags! I would love to give a present in the box and wrap with a pretty bow.

Mich, it actually surprised me.

Susan, they're so well made, yah.

Kat, I never realized it, but yah, like lacquer-ware.

Thanks, Celia!

mmiissee said...

That is really nice! Love your designs.

Leslie's pics said...

Wow so nice! I never woulda thought of doing that

jalna said...

Thanks Mmiissee!

I know, Les! Who knew, yah?!

Erick said...

Looks expensive now. How nice of Aunty to bring the box back for you.

jalna said...

Cool yah, Erick!