My lovely followers

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Shabby Chic table......... My first venture.....

Hi Everyone,
I hope you're keeping well,
Last friday I took my son to get the keys for his new house,
While I was waiting for him,
I discovered a lovely shop.
Shabby Chic Interiors.
Curiosity got the better of me, So I ventured inside......
I'm so glad I did, I met the owner, A lovely lady named Louise....
She was so helpful & friendly,
I could have stayed in there all day.
She doesn't know it yet, But she inspired me to paint a small table...
This is the result,
I hope you like it.

This is how the table was before I started.

It was in a sorry state.

I removed the varnish with sandpaper,
Then Reg took it in the shed & applied paint & varnish stripper.
(Thanks Reg)

The next stage was to apply an undercoat.

Then I gave it two coats of paint,
When it was completely dry, I sanded parts of it to give a worn look.

Items used.
Sand paper.
Varnish remover.
Rust-oleum, Chalky finish Furniture paint.
Chalk white.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog,
I really appreciate your comments.

Lots of love,
Sylvia x

Monday, 4 May 2015

An altered box.... For the Craft Fair...

Hi everyone,
I hope you are all enjoying a crafty day,
This is my latest creation,
I'm involved with a craft fair, Taking place later in the month,
This is one of the items I'll be selling,
I would value your opinions.

This is how the box looked when I bought it.

My first job was to remove the hinges & clasp,
Then I got rid of any loose pieces with sand paper.

Then came the fun bit... Decorating...
I started by gluing a piece of wallpaper on to the lid, 
Then I coated it all with Gesso.
I then applied a coat of paint,
Once this was dry, I finished with a coat of Modge Podge.
Finally, I added the pretty bits.

Items used.
Box (The Range)
Acrylic Paint.
Mod Podge.
Sand Paper.
Wallpaper (I wouldn't be without it)
Lace & Flowers (From my stash)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog,
It means so much to me.

Lots of love,
Sylvia x
Happy crafting.