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Sunday, 5 February 2012

Labour of love

First off all a warning as there are lots of photos.........lol you have been warned :)
Wanted to make something for my mum who will be 60 at the end of the month for her to keep but didnt take up to much space and also had a purpose so on one of my many trips to the local charity shops found this box complete with eye shadows which i binned.
Wasn't sure where to start but dug out the acrylic paint and gave the drawer and box several coats first over a few days only for disaster to strike and the whole lot to fall off in one piece from the drawer section as i hadnt keyed the surface.........lol

So sanded down drawer front and started again with the acrylic paint,box was covering fine and then on to cutting up some wrapping paper,my mum loves roses and i decopatched them all over the box
but decided i didnt like that effect so next came the varnish which i coated all over,making rather a mess!

Loved the bumpy texture it gave to the paper where it had not dried smooth which gave me my next idea which was to cover it in black acrylic paint!! i know what was i thinking.....lol
Anyway once dried raided the tool cupboard for some sandpaper and had fun attacking and sanding down and getting a very distressed look and covering me in dust :)
Well after that came the nice bit of adding some decoration to the box to complete it,so there we are one finished box.
Just hope she likes it after all that,now need to find something to go in the box.
Thanks for hanging onto to the end,this has taken me two weeks on and off so must be a record for one of my longest projects.
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20 comments:

  1. Oh wow Kay this is absolutely stunning, I am sure your mum will love it. Hugs, Amanda x

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  2. Hi Kay, sounds like its been a bit of a labour of love, but really worth it, its stunning xx

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  3. brilliant work your mums gonna love it ...and cool music im singing now lol!!! well done also on a entertaining read hugs sassyxxx

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  4. Kay it looks fab and you know your mum will adore it. xx

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  5. brilliant work your mum will love it hugs sassyx

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  6. This is exactly what I love about altering things, you never know how its going to turn out and this has turned out beautifully. Your mother will love it. x

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  7. Hi Kay, gorgeous project and am sure your Mum will love it as it is stunning x Susan x

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  8. What a lot of work has gone into it Kay, but worth it all its gorgeous and your mum is going to love it xxxxxx

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  9. Brilliant work. Stunning box and your Mum will love it.
    Kathleen x

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  10. What a great idea, it looks wonderful :o)
    Jackie xx

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  11. this is stunning kay.so beautiful and unique :D

    xx coops xx

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  12. Oh wow what a transformation, now it's simply stunning, Luv Sam x

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  13. wow kay what a lovely little box ... looks really super and your mum will love it ... I would like to have a go at this one day lol ... never seem to have time now I am retired happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  14. wow Kay

    Just soooo stunning, your Mum will love this labour of love from you
    Tilly

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  15. Kay, your mum will love it it's fab xx

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  16. A beautiful transformation Kay..A lot of work but well worth it I'm sure your mum will love it! Kerry x

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  17. Oh Kay,you do make me laugh.Anyway hun i'm sure she will love it,it's very pretty.Hope you all ok.Big Hugs.xx Big Snuggly cuddles for that Sam.xx

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  18. Oooh Kay your Mum is so lucky, what a great gift, it's so beautifully made. Teresa xx

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  19. gorgous kay,well done,your mum will love it. sue xx

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