Monday, 27 February 2012

Something different!

I'm always on the lookout for storage ideas for my craft room and when I saw this letter rack at a local flea market I snapped it up to alter into something a little more crafty. The project stalled somewhat after I gave it a coat of gesso and it languished on my craft room floor until recently. I couldn't believe when I actually found the BEFORE photo that I had taken it in 2008! Well, better late than never I finally finished it!

I gave it a coat of mauve acrylic paint then painted on some white acrylic paint here and there, then gave it a light sanding for a distressed shabby look. For the decorating I used a Stampington butterfly stamp on the middle section. For the top and bottom section I used two of the wonderful French typography images from Karen, The Graphics Fairy. I used an inkject printer transfer method which turned out a little distressed, but it was the look I was after so it worked well for me.

I'll be using this to store my ready to use card blanks or maybe even my spare envelopes. I like the hooks at the bottom too, extra storage! Now, I just need someone to hang it for me!

I'm entering this for Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy.

and Tip Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie

Tip Junkie handmade projects

Thanks for visiting today! It's my off-chemo week and I've felt pretty good since yesterday....hope that continues all week..........especially since tomorrow is my birthday (shhh!)


shirley said...

WOW! This is fabulous Lyn!
Great idea for your card blanks/envelopes.

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

It turned out beautiful. Happy Birthday Lyn
Hope you have a great day! And a great week.

Anonymous said...

LOVE your new and improved card holder, what a fab idea! That's always the hardest bit you know... actually getting it onto the wall, Good luck!
BTW - Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!!! Now this is really clever Lyn!! I love, love LOVE this idea!! Very pretty decorated too!! Thanks for sharing!! HUGS :)

Kathi said...

Wow. This is fabulous. I love your remake of it. The color is lovely and the stamps add so much!