Croco Look

Marcela Pena
by Marcela Pena
I found this antique cutlery cabinet at an auction and immediately knew it would make an excellent jewelry cabinet.

This is what it looked like when I brought it home. After sanding and cleaning,....

I wanted to give it a new look. With wood icing and a stencil (small!!!) I created this croco look.

Repeated the stencil work on top of the lid and front of the two drawers. The rest would remain wood.

When dry, I painted the whole surface beige.

and then worked with waxes: brown, some dark green, gold and bitumen

Varnished the wooden areas and this is what it finally looked like from the outside.

For the inside, I wanted to create divisions, an organizer. Worked with cardboard (3mm), and papers on it.

The most important detail for this is the exact measure! Glued my cardboard bands on bottom and continued with perpendicular ones.

And this is what it looked like from the inside. I also had a mirror cut and glued it to the interior lid.

My jewelry cabinet finished!

Marcela Pena
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  • Lyd5780605 Lyd5780605 on Mar 04, 2017
    Hello, please tell me what kind of pait you used? Thank you! I like your job very much and it inspired me to do something similar!

  • M M on Mar 04, 2017
    what is wood icing and where can i get it?

  • Donna Bowen Donna Bowen on Mar 04, 2017
    What brand of waxes and where did I you buy them. Best and most beautiful project I've seen!

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  • Ginger the farm gal Ginger the farm gal on Aug 07, 2018

    Inspired, I have had a smaller but similar box that needs to be brought out and transformed, finally an idea that fits the bill, to remember and honor my Aunt Sallies. She only got this out for special occasions. It time to give it new life and shine as you would say. I use the silver every day, why keep beautiful things for only special days, isn't everyday special and a gift from God? Love the crock idea, but will stick to farm decor. Something to study and contemplate for me. I am thinking sunflowers. So happy and blessed to find you and your projects, following for sure! Thank you for sharing your work and especially for getting the creative juices flowing, you're so blessed with talent.

  • Becky Becky on Oct 10, 2018

    beautiful - and what a lucky find!