Monday, November 11, 2013

My Happy Box

I've been altering a little raw wood key cabinet that I have had for ages.  I started by removing the three key hooks that were on a dowel inside the cabinet.  Then I gave everything a good coat of cream matt acrylic paint.

Once this was dry I set about covering the top & sides, along with the inside and outside of the door and the inside back of the cabinet with a selection of papers from Teresa Collins 'Fabrications'.  Gorgeous colours in these !!

These were measured and trimmed to size allowing a small margin around the outside to allow the painted surface to show through.

I then used some pennant chipboards and a sentiment from the same range of embellishments to make a little stream of them hung on appropriately coloured sari silk and secured with mini pegs,  these were just stuck in place on the inside as they were self adhesive.

A pink glass heart and a little pile of hand made fabric beads were stuck in place on the bottom shelf of the inside too.

The outside and inside of the door was edged with a washi tape strip with positive words on it whilst the outside was embellished with a chipboard 3D design .

The little drawer had a pearly flourish (coloured with alcohol ink in orange) added on both sides of the handle.

Lots of edges were coloured in the same orange alcohol ink as was the top scalloped edge - also a chipboard sticker.

Finishing touches were to add doodled circles, dots with a micron pen and adhesive gems and pearls as can be seen.  I would like to enter this piece in the City Crafter challenge blog for week 185 where the theme is 'Hold It'. This box holds loads of happiness after all !

Sid xx

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  1. WOW fabulous box, so much to look at - gorgeous

    Sam xxx

  2. great make over Sid love those little pegs

  3. Sid, this box is MAGNIFICENT! LOVE the colors and all of your FAB details! Gorgeous inside and out! It's evident that you had a LOT of FUN making this work of art!

  4. WOW, what a SUPER idea!!

    Love from The Netherlands,

  5. what a superb happy box I love that happy paper too Teresa Collins

  6. What a great job you did with this ... it's lovely!! Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB!! I hope you will join us again!

  7. I just love all your attention to eacg little detail - I bet you had great fun making it.

    And those paper beads - we had a nice swap on the forum with some of those didn't we

  8. Deliciously bright and cheerful - definitely brought a smile to my face. I love the banners inside!
    Alison x

  9. This is a happy box indeed Sid. Love the colours. Very pretty

  10. Fabulous altered box Sid - love the colour combo!

  11. This is gorgeous!! LOVING the colors, the pearls, the banner .. just fabulous! Thanks for the comment!! I am loving your bloggy!! I am following you now! :)

  12. What a terrific project, absolutely love it! Thank you for joining us at CCCB! Hugs, Wendy

  13. What a fun wood box, Sid, your transformation is fabulous! Love the colors you used! Wonderful piece for the challenge! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving nice comments. Happy Tuesday!

  14. Love it. Esp. the little pegs and surprises inside.

  15. What a brilliant change of use and a lovely idea to make a happy box.


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