|Orange and Black Chest|
|Chest with Stencils|
|example: Herb Boxes|
|Dried Dandelion leaves|
|Home Grown Rubbed Sage|
When I first decided to do the project I was considering using this jewelry chest that I had purchased from my neighborhood Goodwill store. After painting the piece, my thoughts were to remove a few of the drawers and use the shelves created to hold the little bottles and books.
But after finding out the heights of the bottles, I knew that my chest wasn't going to work due to the fact the space between the shelves wasn't going to be tall enough.
I still wanted to do something with the chest. I set it out on my bookcase in my studio and did some thinking.
I have decided to create a mini herb, spice and tea chest.
I stenciled the drawers and painted several small paper mache boxes. I plan on using the boxes to hold herbs and spices. Some will be displayed and others will fill the drawers.
For the teas I plan on sewing some bags. The teas will be stored in a drawer as well.
It's a work in progress.