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Friday, 5 August 2011

Shabby Chic Box


Hello all it's Paint Party Friday I do love joining in this challenge, I usually join in on my Journal Journey's blog sharing my pages. However, this week I was playing with a cigar box and slapped paint all over. Paint is so versatile isn't it? ;0) I first sanded the box and removed all labels, saving some for ephemera at a later date (I try not to waste anything lol) then covered in a lovely Laura Ashley emulsion. Then papers and stamping ensued.


I peeled the pretty paper off the letters (as it had a glossy finish) then painted. Put some lovely vintage lace on and some pretty die cuts along with some confetti  made in to a lovely rose and inked edges finished off with a button and a gingham brad. I am now going to spend time oohing and arrhing at all the work that appears on this wonderful challenge. Maybe you will have time to have a look around while your here? Thank you to all that visit and comment. Love Dawn xx

31 comments:

Giggles said...

Very pretty I just revamped a similar box this week!! Mine is very different, that's the joy of these boxes when you tire of them they are a wonderful new canvas! Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

craftattack said...

Gorgeous box Dawn! By the way, how are the little kitties doing? Hugs, Valerie

Pointy Pix said...

this is lovely - I love boxed that I can keep my 'memories' in - cards, ticket stubs etc and this would be perfect for that! Happy pff!

Nicola said...

Beautiful piece!!! Love it!

Anesha said...

Really lovely box. :)

Netty said...

Beautiful altered box Dawn, Happy PPF my friend, Annette x

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is one beautiful altered box this is just gorgeous work hun hugs cherylxxx

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely creative box ~ anyone would love it. ~ thanks ~ Happy PPF ~ (Share the Creative Journey) ~ Carol

artmusedog ^_^

Daniele said...

so pretty in pastel pink, lovely altered box
hugs

Catherine... said...

Gorgeous box....

The Woodwife said...

I love this. the little bird on the side is great!!

shedreamsofthesea said...

oh wow, this is soo pretty! love it!

EVA said...

Very pretty box! Now it is beautiful AND useful!

Twiglet said...

That is such a pretty project Dawn - clever you!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I just love a functional piece of art. This is very pretty!

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous box XOXO Zoe

Faye said...

Dawn, this is so beautiful and so clever!

Diana Evans said...

Hello Dawn!!!! this special box it gorgeous!!! what a beauty!!!

Heather said...

Such a pretty box! Beautiful!

Sophia said...

Awwww.....your shabby box is sweet and adorable. What a great place to put some special trinkets. :)

Gloria said...

I love cigar boxes. I like what you did with yours. It's very pretty and can hold some special jewelery or trinkets. Very nice. Happy PPF!

Geckostone said...

Your box is gorgeous!!!! I love the little bird and I'm so addicted to boxes of every kind and this one is magic!!!! Happy PPF! Deb

art2cee2 said...

Lovely keepsake box! :-)

Anne said...

So pretty! What a fun project.

Happy PPF!

~*~Patty S said...

Beautiful altered cigar box...such a pretty flower on top too!

Happiest of summer weekends to you and yours dear Dawn!
oxo

Kristin Dudish said...

Hooray for the versatility of paint... Wonderful!

xo
Kristin

p.s. Duke is adorable :)

SHERI C said...

What a beautiful box! HAPPY PPF!

Gerri Herbst said...

Such a pretty box. Love yr details and that metal bird! Happy PPF. take care, gerri

Annabelle said...

I really like how you altered this cigar box.Beautiful muted colours; will go well with so much.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

So pretty, very cute. It´s elegant and sweet.

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