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Monday, 6 December 2010

ALTERED BOX



Hi,


Just to say am not doing anymore of the 12 Days of Christmas tags for the moment due to lack of supplies, but I have ordered some texture fades today which I like and can use on some of Tim Holtz tag designs, so hopefully will be able to catch up soon.........


Hopefully our kitchen floor will be laid today and my cooker which is in horizontal mode (suspended) at the moment can stand up straight. Still trying to catch up with the multitudes of dust which just flies everywhere and I don't take easily to housework over crafting.........lol


I would like to show you a box which has been altered, it was very tatty and the wood had been chipped off in places. Bought it for 10pence; its a push up box so cannot put anything round the top lip otherwise it will just fall off over time. I will skip the boring bit of sanding it down etc and say I used Airondack Colour Washes, Inka Gold and a seal to stop it rubbing off. The terrific adhesive was a prize from Happy Daze a fabulous pot of glu called Crafters Pick 'The Ultimate' - its brilliant, totally strong and clear when dry.

Am not sure whether to add any more decoration to it, still thinking about that; the inside has been painted the same as the top with the Gold rubbed in.
So any suggestions of decorations are most welcome as my mind has totally gone blank.....


Oh well back to the cleaning.........sob sob and will catch up with you all later. Thank you for coming to see me and for your fabulous support. Take care, Annette x

49 comments:

Mandy said...

Ooooo this is gorgeous Nettie, such rich colours and I love the trim, I don't think it needs anything else hun, it's perfect.

If you lived closer I'd be round to help with the dusting lol. I know what you mean about the builders, those dirty little plasterers are the worse, forget Mr Sheen hun and damp dust, that's the official advice from this perfect housewife lol
hugs Mandy xx

Sandy said...

Woooooooooooooow this is a fest for my eyes. So wonderful green. I love it.
Big applause from me.

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is absolutely beautiful Annette, i love the colour and your decorations, i dont think it needs more, good luck with all that cleaning
Kevin xx

Paula said...

lovely colour...think the box looks good as it is and doesnt need anything more.

Lisa Somerville said...

Love how you altered that old box! Wonderful choice of color!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Nettie

Totally scrummy creation, I agree with Mandy you don't need to do any more. Loveit hun.

Hugs Ali x

Linda Robinson said...

What a lovely box. It looks perfect to me.. Man I wish I had your talent.. Hugs, Linda

Donna said...

Gorgeous altered box, it's just beautiful and the colours are perfect! I know what you mean about the housework!!!!
Donna x

Lori said...

Gorgeous box, Netty, love the rich colors!

Junibears said...

I love the box Annette just as it is. Gorgeous colour. Quite a lot of unseen work went into that I'm sure. Hugs xx

Claire said...

WOW Netty what a beauty! Such a gorgeous rich green, I love it
Don't do too much dusting, its not good for you ;-)
claire xx

Doreen said...

I think this is stunning Annette,decorated beautifully. I do hope your kitchen functions soon for you.xxx

Terry said...

Love your altered box Netty. It is beautiful. I have one I want to alter, but it is very personal in nature, so I am nervous!! The dust will settle soon and you will just be so happy with the new kitchen.

I have not done one TH tag - not a one! Really need to start!

Have a great day!

Annika said...

Your house must be full of beautiful and very individual trinkets - this box is just stunning!!
Sorry I haven't been around, I have visitors over at the moment and there's not much computer time!
Hugs
Annika

Meggymay said...

WOW, Netty this is awesome, fantastic, brill, well you get my gist. A box to be proud of. Hope you are getting close to the kitchen being finished. xx

Susan Allan said...

What a lovely re-incarnation for the box. I particularly like the colour you have chosen, it has a rich feel to it. I don't think it needs anything more doing to it at all. Looks just perfect to me! Really lovely!!
Sue xx

PetraB said...

Lucky for the box that you found it! Love the colours, they are so rich. The box looks exquisite.

Martina2801 said...

Absolutely beautiful, Netty! Love the green colour and the whole creation.

craftattack said...

What a beautiful box, well done, and that in the middle of having your kitchen built! Hope the dust soon settles and you can concentrate on the important things of life again!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Annette, love the idea of bringing this lovely box back to life and love how you've decorated it. It needs nothing else in my opinion perfect as it is:0) xx

Linda Cain said...

Love the colors! I feel your pain at having to dust....where DOES it all come from?????

Linda

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Beautiful Netty! The richness of the green is so fantastic!

kayc said...

That box is absolutely beautiful. I agree it dosn't need any more. The colour is so rich. Kathleen x

Kristel said...

This is truly gorgeous Netty!! Woww love it!
Hugs Kristel

Anesha said...

Wonderful altered box!!!! Hope your cleaning went well, started mine and got crafting instead! lol. Hugs ANesha

Sue said...

This is beautiful Annette, just perfect as it is. I hope your kitchen will be finished soon, as least the finishing post is in sight x

Daniele said...

wow what a stunning box....all that bling, know what youu mean about lack of stash i've not got much myself, but I'm having a go
hugs

Shelley said...

Beautiful as is! I love the colors. I've lived through construction, I understand about the dust and the cleaning. This too shall pass!

Lottie said...

Absolutely awesome

Joan said...

lovely box Annette, don't think it needs anything else, never mind the worst will soon be over and you can concentrate on crafting again

Brenda Brown said...

Love it Annette - such a gorgeous colour.
I too cannot make the other tags yet - 3 not done plus todays new one, like you I have ordered bits and pieces - Ranger and Sizzix will doing a bomb.
Hope the kitchen is finished soon.
luv {brenda} xoxox

Rachelle said...

This is just fabulous Netty! It looks like one of those ultra expensive laquered boxes. Gorgeous!

Hope you jump back into the tags soon. I am enjoying looking at yours.

Jingle said...

This is fantastic

Stampin' D'Amour said...

WOW!!! I just LOVE this, Netty! It's really wonderful and magical! :)

-pamela

Faye said...

Netty, this is gorgeous. The colors are fabulous. I envy you your new kitchen, but not the dust and mess. We had a new porcelain tile floor put into our kitchen this summer. Had to remove everything out and made the dining room the kitchen with microwave, etc. Then the grout cracked and they had to come back out and redo the grout. More dust. But I love my floor and you will soon forget all the mess when the kitchen is ready to be occupied again.

Chris said...

Netty I gasped when your post came up. It is lovely! My fave colors too.
I personally can't see that anything else is needed. Have a great Christmas.
Hugs, Chris xo

Lynn Stevens said...

Netty your box is beautiful just the way it is! Dosent need a thing.
I do hope they finish your floor soon, I'm sure you can't wait to get back to cooking! LOL
Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog!
hugs Lynn

froebelsternchen Susi said...

this is a fabulous box Netty!
I love those colors and the design!
Your tags are so pretty!

hugs Susi

Jules said...

Hi Annette

Stunning work as always - a great finished look.

Your Christmas tags are wonderful too .. .. what a clever way for them to manipulate the sale of lots and lots of new supplies LOL!!!! You would have to be one very lucky person to have all the supplies needed to play along for the whole 12 days I bet!

Pleased to hear your kitchen is coming along well.

My Mum gets her floor today too .. .. and they they have to come back and sort out her bedroom as they drilled through the wall by accident when re-doing her electric!!!

Love Jules xx

coops said...

wow!! this is fantastic netty.i love the green colur and fab embellies.it doesn`t need anything else, its perfect :D

xx coops xx

Andrea C said...

OMG you are a total crafting genius this is so amazing that you could pay 10p for a tatty box (your words) and turn it into this amazing piece of art, you are so super talented x

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous Annette, I would leave it exactly as it is! I can't imagine it any prettier. ~Diane

Lynn said...

Wonderful altered box with the Adirondack inks, I think it looks great as it is, but you will know after looking at it for a while if you need to add more.

minnie_mac said...

What a gorgeous box. Love the colour and how you have decorated it. Hope your kitchen will be finished soon.

Marilyn

craftytrog said...

What a gorgeous little box! You have made it into a treasure Annette! Love the colour & decorations!
Hope your kitchen gets finished soon, Alison x

Linda64 said...

Beautiful box, no need for more decoration, it's just perfect. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Hugs

Gerrie Johnnic said...

How lovely, what a beautiful finished piece.

Wrightboysmum said...

This is fab and the colour is stunning. I don't think it needs more but I bet if you add more it will be just right.

Lucy Edmondson said...

I absolutely love this, Netty! I would add a bit more text, maybe book text or words, but I do tend to overdo things,

Lucy x