Monday, 5 May 2014

A little Alteration

Hi Everyone

A few years ago (yes I mean years and probalby about 5 or more !!!!)  I bought this .....

Now I know what you're thinking - why did you buy this?  Well, I bought it with the intention of improving it's look !!!!!

For over five year's this little drawer unit has sat on my shelf looking at me begging to be turned into something of beauty, and finally the transformation began :-)

First I covered it in some tissue paper from 7 Gypsies.

Then I left it for a week, just to make sure that it was all dry - I used a lot of Decoupatch glue !!! 

This week, I routed through my stash to find some vintage type embellishments to make it look pretty. 

I used the same Decoupatch glue to stick on the paper embellishments and then used my hot glue gun for the rest.  Once it was all dry, I added a little Gold Wax Patina here and there, which finished it off nicely.   

Here are the individual drawers

I used all sorts of stuff, most of which I have no idea where it came from lol !!!  

Here are a few photos of the finished unit.

I am soooo pleased with how this has turned out.  I can't wait to get started on another similar project.  I need to source more "junk" as hubby calls it, but that will, of course, be a pleasure to do too!!! 
(I haven't got a clue where most of it came from though so it could take a while finding more, if anyone knows of any good online sources of "junk" please let me know)

I'm going to enter this project into the following challenges:

That Crafty Place - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything but a Card
Everybody 4 Challenges - Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you like my project as much as I enjoyed making it.



Jacee said...

What a fantastic job you've made of this, I love it, it's superb!
Hugs Jacee

Linda . J said...

Gorgeous creation Penni love the decoupage and beautiful images, stunning little piece.
Hugs Linda

Nana said...

Penni this looks like something I would find my grandmothers attic. A true treasure. You did a fabulous job on it my friend.
Have a creative day.
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May said...

WOW...Fabulous creation... I adore the Graphic 45 tissue papers & the vintage images....Beautiful work... Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics Challenge.. Hugs May x x

Janis Lewis said...

This is beautiful! :) Janis

Mojca said...

such a gorgeous box! you decorated it just perfectly. Hugs! Mojca

Anonymous said...

OHHHHH! Me likey! I have a big pile of stuff to alter too...5 years sounds like me too! lol Fabulous project! Thanks for joining us over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog. Erin xx

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

such a beautiful project - thank you for sharing over at EE this month x

Anonymous said...

This is SO wonderful! A lot of work, it seems, but it's worth every minute you spent with it. Please tell me about the drawer: is it cardboard or is this a wooden piece? I looks so sturdy and solid! Real nice work,
hugs serafeena