For Christmas, my mom got us a custom recipe box and embosser from Williams Sonoma. I love it. But after sitting on our counter for half a year, I decided it would look a little prettier in a darker stain. Sorry mom. Thanks mom!
I didn’t take any in between photos because I must have gotten distracted, but here it is before I stained it:
During the staining, I designed these recipe cards to go inside.
I was planning on putting white paint in the engraved part and wiping it off, but after finishing the staining process, I opened the box and there were splatters of stain all over the inside. So I decided to paint the inside with a gold glaze. And then went a little crazy and did a blue trim. I probably should have just left it alone. Now I’m worried about doing anything else to it. OH WELL! Way better, right?