August 30, 2012Sara’s Pink Atomic Shadowbox Goes From a Little Drab To Super Fab!
By Sara In AZ
I’m sure y’all remember my pink atomic shadowbox from my ‘Kitschy Vintage Finds’ post last week.
I super LOVE my new shadowbox, but I could tell one thing was missing. I could tell there used to be some kind of backer on there. I had no idea what the backer used to be, for all I know it could have been cardboard, or wire, or something else entirely.
I bought a set of shadowboxes a long time back and one of them still had the original glass backing, but I could tell this pink shadowbox was not set up to have a glass backing – as the other shadowboxes have a little groove in the bottom for the glass to slide into.
Soooooooo, what to do? What to do? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Actually I pretty much knew immediately what I wanted to put on the back!
I have been obsessing over this decorative sheet metal at Home Depot for the LONGEST time!!! I have never had a project to use it on though, so I could never justify buying it…..until now! Ahhhhhhhh, yes *rubs hands together* it WILL go on the back of the pink shadowbox!
Here are a few examples of the decorative aluminum sheet metal I found online, but you may want to just check with your local Home Depot as they may or may not have these specific designs available in these colors. For example, the design I went with was the Union Jack (the last one pictured) I bought mine in brass but they are only showing the silver metallic. The prices will also vary according to the size of sheet you are buying.
And ta-da, here is the shadowbox all kitsched out and ready for knick-knacks!
Here is a view from the back. Mike just attached the metal with little nails all around the perimeter.
And here we are, all knick-knacked out and hung up on the wall!
I really love the metal backing, now I am trying to figure out where else I can use it!