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Friday, 13 June 2014

Altered Drawers

Hi folks,  some free time -   but before I get crafty and catch up on DT commitments,  I thought I would show you these.
A couple of months ago I saw these reduced in my local Sainsbury's and thought great for altering.

Of course DD saw them, and she would like some, so popped back and they had a few more in stock,and a couple of other designs, so as you do, I had to buy some of them!
Time has been very short for crafting, but these boxes were ideal to do in stages, so set to and painted all the edges, a couple of days later, cut and stuck the paper, cut linings and stamped with a Stampendous stamp, which over a couple of days were water coloured and stuck in.  Managed to get a couple of photos before they disappeared to daughters.

The papers are Maja Vintage Autumn that I bought in March at GNP Harrogate, and the drawers only too one sheet of 12 x 12", the roses were made from the scraps (reverse side of paper). Only got a couple of sheets, so have since bought more online as DIL would like some too.

Bit of a cloudy day today, but hopefully it will pick up over the weekend as we are off to Northumberland for a friends Birthday, but whatever you do, enjoy.



Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is so beautifully Victorian. A stunning project.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Buttons said...

A beautifully altered chest of drawers Avril. Love Maja Design papers and these ones have worked perfectly here. You may end up getting more orders! Jenny x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

That's a really lovely alteration Avril!
greetings, Alie :-)

Meggymay said...

Beautiful altering, it looks so feminine, can see why it went off with your daughter.
Yvonne x

Amanda said...

Fabulous transformation these look utterly beautiful now
Amanda x

Christine L said...

Ooh Avril.... these are FABULOUS... no wonder your daughter wanted! Well done you for spotting the bargain drawers too!

Hope you have a nice Northumberland trip!

Christine x

Anneke said...

This is so pretty. Love the paper you used. Very special. Have a creative weekend Anneke.

butterfly said...

They look absolutely beautiful... what a great spot - in Sainsburys, you say?! Gorgeous transformation into a real treasure.
Alison xx

Linda said...

These are absolutely beautiful Avril, I love those papers .. very vintage looking. Enjoy the rest of the weekend xx

Linda said...

These are absolutely beautiful Avril, I love those papers .. very vintage looking. Enjoy the rest of the weekend xx

Little Artbee said...

A rose dream for rose lovers. I love it too. Very nice!
Have a nice sunday.
Dear Greetings

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Avril your transformation is so inspiring...love it..
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Pia S said...

Beautiful! Had I received one of these I know exactly where I'd put it and what to use it for! It's gorgeous!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How fantastic, that's an outstanding project.