This little project has been waiting in the wings for some time. Much too shiny, floral papered hat boxes found at Tuesday Morning and requiring an update to make them look old - because you know I love vintage, especially the French/Nordic version.
One of the Danish Jeanne d'Arc Living magazines (actually high quality keep-for-ever books) showed some lovely ones covered in off-white paper with a distressed finish. I already had this paper - saved from items store-wrapped over the past few years, perfect in color and texture. Scissors, white glue, some cotton tape tea-stained and wrinkled, was all I required for the makeover.
PAPER, SCISSORS, GLUE.......and a couple of hours of pleasant cutting and pasting, (while the Italian love dish simmered - see previous post), and they were done. I was pleased with the result, just imperfect enough with some wrinkles and seams obvious. I added just one snippet of very old French fashion newsprint showing a hat similar to mine.
I have a collection of hats all made by a friend. Love them, and I do wear them. These two are Summer 'go to wedding' hats, and sometimes my Easter bonnets! They will be stored in the 'new' boxes.
They sit up here in the 'French inspired bedroom' on top of the armoire and vintage blue-grey suitcase. I'm pleased with the makeover which was totally free and didn't take long.......aren't those the best kind!
Do you like hats? If so, when do you wear them?