With us all gearing up for Christmas, I thought I’d slip in a little bit of shabbilicious gorgeousness today before we turn all red and green for the festive season.
I picked up several plain pine pieces whilst out thrifting last week, that I thought would make some great sewing room storage.
We all love to be inspired by pretty decor while creating and I think this piece combines functionality with aesthetics – don’t you?
I started with a good sanding for both pieces, before using a charcoal undercoat with resist wax for the next layer. This was followed by several coats of an antique white acrylic, then some flyspecking in charcoal and a final distress with sandpaper.
To give the storage unit a touch of French shabby appeal I turned to an old favourite – The Graphics Fairy.
I used this graphic as a reverse transfer for the top of the unit.
I played around with a couple of Karen’s other graphics to make button labels for the tops of the glass jars and to make some cardboard holders for some antique lace.
A string of pretty faceted beads make a dainty handle for the little drawer. . .
and there you have it. . . shabbilicious storage units.
Both of these will be available at the Foreshore Artist market.
See you all tomorrow for Simply Christmas!!
Hugs ~ Kerry