Wooden Box Makeover: "Forgiveness"

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I searched my mom’s basement and found this old wooden box (thanks, mom). If you have read my blog, you know these are one of my favorite things to redo.
This project was particularly gratifying because I got to use this polymer clay “Forgiveness” tag I made awhile back and set aside, awaiting the perfect piece for it to embellish. I hadn’t planned on using it for this box. I removed the hardware and sanded the box. I then spray painted it beige. I cut scrapbook paper to size, adhering with matte gel medium. I inked the edges with Ranger Distress Ink pad (black soot), then embossed with black embossing powder. I drilled a hole in the top for the knob and attached it. Sprayed on sealant and went to put hardware back on when I realized I was missing one piece. The front top latch part. Oh no. I scoured my supply and it was nowhere to be found. That is when I came across the dog tag “forgiveness” I had made. PERFECT. I love such serendipity. A God box. What better word than that for its top?! The timing is unbelievable, as I have been praying to be able to forgive pretty frequently as of late. This one is for me. I keep making God boxes I plan to keep, but they end up going home with someone else. Now I know it is because I was waiting for this one. Time to write some things down on paper, and feed my newest treasure!

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