I didn't do much painting this week, at least not picture wise, but I did something I've been wanting to do for ages. Some time ago, I bought a little wooden box at a "Brockenhaus" (second hand/thrift shop) to keep my pastels in. It had the right size, it was cheap, and I thought that it was pretty enough to have good "make-over potential".
It was rather dark, a bit dull, and had some pieces of paper still sticking to it. It needed some colour and brightening up. I started with a couple of layers of gesso. I didn't really bother to remove the paper bits. I tried, but they were sticking very fast, and I didn't have the patience to peel it off.
Now, what colour? I decided on some lovely purple. Simply because it's one of my favourite colours :).
But it wa a bit too purple and needed some white over it.
And at the end some toning down to make it look more old and worn and woody.
So here it is, my finished little paint(ed) box to keep my pastels in.