PAINTING & DECOUPAGING WORLD WAR II GRENADE BOXES FOR CAROLEE & FRANK
Carolee and Frank had these old wooden ammunition boxes in their shed.
They think they're from WWII, early 1940's.
Carolee wanted me to do something with them and I painted the red before I remembered to take pictures of "before".
I suggested that I could paint them and decoupage on them. Carolee brought some of her favorite pictures. I had copies made of the ones that I wanted to use.
I was careful to rub the paint off of the areas where there was print on the boxes.
Frank loves red, so I put his picture on that one.
They have horses and go on trail rides, even out of state.
I cut the pictures out with some patterned scissors I've had for a long time.
(I don't know what to call them.)
This is Carolee's Bif. He's a rescue mule and she loves riding him, even on trail rides. He's in his early twenties. She said mules can live to 35 or 40 years old.
Bif only had one hoof showing in the picture, so I drew him three more.
Here's a close up of the print on the boxes. These two say "grenades".
Carolee picked them up yesterday and was really happy with their new look.
1940's ~ a long time ago!