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Thursday, 5 September 2013

My recycled/upcycled box. Whatever i've done with it, it certainly looks prettier x

Hi everyone,
I'm having a rest day, due to pain in my neck & shoulder.
Thank you for all the kind messages x
 
I started this box several days ago.
I stripped it down & gave it a coat of paint,
I decided I wanted it to be a sewing box,
So I filled the lid accordingly,
Then I decorated the box with ribbon & lace.
I think it looks much prettier now.

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges.
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 19/9/13 (15)
http://drunkenstampers.wordpress.com/ 14/9/13 (4)
http://asimplefive.blogspot.co.uk/
http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.co.uk/ 3/10/13   7 8 9 (30/9/13)
http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/3/post/2013/09/stamp-anything-goes-challenge-11.html
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This is how the box looked when I bought it from a charity shop,
It was a very soft pink colour.
 
I stripped it down & gave it a coat of paint
(Calm white)
I enjoyed filling the lid with sewing items.
 
 
The original inside.
 
The finished box,
complete with sewing items.
 
 
Items used.
Box (Charity shop £1-50)
Lace & Ribbon (Local Fabric Shop)
Paint (Calm White) Wilco colour tester.
All the contents in the lid are from my stash.
Whoops... I almost forgot (Hessian) to line the lid.
 
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog,
Your comments mean so much to me.
 
Lots of love,
Sylvia x
 
 
 
 
 
 


48 comments:

  1. This is fantastic Sylvia, you are clever xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Emma, it's a pleasure to see you in Blogland xxx (hugs)

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  2. What a fantastic box Sylvia and a brilliant idea, just love it, it has inspired me to alter an ugly box I have, hope you don't mind....thank you.

    indie :) x

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    1. Thanks Sweetie, you will have to show me some photo's when it's finished xxx

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  3. What a beautiful box Sylvia, I really do love it
    Hugs Susan xx

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  4. Lovely box, what a great find and a great crafting redo. Cheers, Holley

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    1. Thank you so much Holley, I can't wait to start on another similar project xxx

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  5. Fabulous box Sylvia, you have made into something special, I love the sewing inspired top, great work. Hugs P xxx

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  6. Gorgeous Sylvia! Much prettier indeed! xx

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    1. Thank you so much Dawn, i'm really into this altering business xx

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  7. this is beautiful decorated Sylvia.

    greetings karin

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    1. Thank you so much Karin, it was lovely to alter xxx

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  8. What a labour of love on your creation! It is truely beautifully done. Thank you for entering it into the very first 4kraftygirlz challenge blog and good luck. Tina-Maree DT x

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment Tina, it's a pleasure to take part xxx

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  9. WOW! I love this, genius and inspiring :) xx

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    1. Thank you so much Sue, lovely comment xxx

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  10. Sylvia this is awesome, love it, and the fresh white, is really timeless xxx

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    1. Thank you so much my dear friend.... you take things easy xxx

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  11. Aww love it! Well done you really have done that box proud.
    Thanks for sharing at CBN
    Hugs
    Kelly - DT
    xxx

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment Kelly xxx

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  12. O wow this is such a gorgeous box love the top its so pretty xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Nicky, I enjoyed altering it xxx

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  13. Beautiful project thanks for joining us at 4 krafty girlz challenge blog Anita DT x

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  14. wow what a fab project thank for joining 4 Krafty Girlz challenge and good luck x

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    1. Thank you so much Judith, it's a pleasure xxx

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  15. Such a beautiful box love all those bits and pieces. Thank you for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz this fortnight. Abbie xx

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  16. Best wishes on recovering from your pain in my neck and shoulder and hope the rest helped.

    Beautiful creation, what a great idea. x

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  17. Beautiful creation.....clever idea. Hope you're soon feeling 100% xx

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  18. Wonderful transformation! So very pretty! Hope you feel better soon and are able to get back to crafting! Thanks for sharing with the Drunken Stampers this week!

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  19. so very pretty Sylvia!
    I'm so glad you shared this great idea with us @ Inspire Me Fridays! definitely an inspiration!

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  20. Fabulous re-do; love all the elements you used in the lid and on the inside! Thank you for playing along with us at Altered Eclectics September Challenge.

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  21. This is such as pretty box. It gives me a soft, gentle, Victorian feeling. Like I'd gone back in time and had my grandmother's sewing box. Beautiful!

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  22. This is absolutely gorgeous. thanks for joining the fun at Drunken Stampers.xx

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  23. Thanks for joining us at Drunken Stampers! Your sewing box is stunning!

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  24. Cool idea. Great job. Thanks for drinking with us.

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  25. Amazing sewing box! Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers buttons challenge!

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  26. Very clean and simple...good to hear such satisfaction...keep it up.
    Thanks for joining us at Altered Eclectics...

    Bev/ Artsystamper.com

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