a mistake made right
When I ordered this Alice In Wonderland https://amzn.to/400vvfL set I really thought they were going to be bigger! Upon getting them I was shocked to see they were half the size I assumed they would be! It was my fault and upon going back to read the description, I see where I mistakingly inches for centimeters! I thought about returning them but then said what the heck…I will use them for something! I spied in my stash a perfect sized wood toolbox and hence the Alice In Wonderland Vintage Toolbox Makeover came into being!
I left the box in its natural finish but wanted to spruce it up some so I grabbed some Wood U Bend (WUB1261A) https://woodubend.us.com/ref/RoyaleFunkyJunque/ and got to painting it! To paint the pieces I used the Posh Chalk Metallic Pastes from Wood U Bend as well. The colors I chose were Brown Van Dyke, Deep Gold and Dark Green! I applied each one and then blended them all together! To highlight the details I used Posh Chalk Pigment in Copper. I just spread it on with a flat brush and it looks fabulous!
To attach I used Gorilla Glue Wood Glue and make sure to heat up your wood piece with a heat gun prior to applying the glue. On curved surfaces it takes a bit more patience and lots of heat blasts but once it’s on it’s on! I attached both sides and now the fun begins!
alice in wonderland vibe
The fun begins by adding the figurines. I took some floral foam (for height) and hot glued it to the inside bottom of the toolbox! Placing my figures on the floral foam I attached them with more hot glue!
To fill in the blank spaces I hot glued a bunch of different kinds of moss. I wanted it to have a magical fairy garden vibe and the moss creates the perfect setting. It’s a bit messy but the end result is well worth it! I added in some Sola Wood Flowers in different shades of cream and brown and added them throughout for a pop of color. I also added some other green stems here and there for a full lush look. Can you see where I added tiny crowns to some of the figures as well? I also added little keys, and a few other whimsical charms for a fun find.
For a drippy look I added more stringy moss to the handle and draped it down the sides for an enclosed kind of cave look.
From start to finish this was one fun project! I am glad I didn’t return the set and made it work! If you want to watch the full videos you can right here – the toolbox makeover is part 1 https://www.facebook.com/royalefunkyjunque/videos/158686917020073 and part 2 is here https://www.facebook.com/royalefunkyjunque/videos/5352719648161944.
I hope you all enjoyed this Alice in Wonderland Vintage Toolbox Makeover and try one for yourself! This will be available at my next auction coming up on March 19th! Details coming soon so stay tuned!