Monday, 30 January 2012

Watering Can "Morning Glory"

Just before Christmas I was asked to make a watering can as a Christmas present to a relative of my friend. It was suppose to be a present for an older lady that is why I made it in very traditional style. The friend did not want to wait until I finish varnishing and got another my watering can and I put this one aside for a while. Now with all this mild weather I started to think "spring! gardening!" and came back to this can. I added some shading, specks, finished varnishing and here we are! The first watering can of the season!
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Monday, 23 January 2012

CD Box

Initially this CD box was a rather dull plywood piece, very functional but very plain. To make it more attractive - easy job: paint in and out, use suitable napkin with musical images and decoupage paper with ancient sheet of music on it and add some ageing. I made craquelure inside and outside the box and heighten effect with patina. Here we are - still practical but much more exiting!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Mini Chest "Sweety Pink"

This mini chest of drawers is veeery pink and girly! But sometimes I want to steer away from vintage and create something completely different and I enjoy making it very much. It is rather tiny you can see by the size of buttons. I use various napkins to create nice mixture of designs but tried to stay with the same hues of pink. I hope you like it!

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Tea Box "Have a Cuppa"

This is a last tea box for a while because I run out of blanks! So I put all my ideas in the last one and it seems overdone a bit!.. I even added some tiny cracklings on that yellowish stripe on the lid and insides are stained with tea solution (tea bags to be precise.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Set of Boxes "English Roses"

Back to work, back to reality! Long holiday is over and I try to get back to normal life. This is my first project in a new year, very simple as you can see. I suppose you recognise IKEA's set of three boxes and I managed only two!.. The third one will have to wait.