I am in the final stages of getting things ready for our move to Edmonton and have been frantically focused on figuring out how to make a workable craft space in a small condo.
Last weekend I found an amazing computer desk/hutch that was PERFECT!
After a few modifications by my amazing dad it has been painted & is ready to be loaded on to the moving truck. Watch for the desk reveal in blog post next week.
Today I have storage boxes.....lots & lots of storage boxes.
This one I particularly excited about. I first sanded the heck out the box, then painted with a coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Florence & then 2 coats of Old White. After a bit of sanding I had a lovely distressed box. I tried a new transfer method for the French Typography Graphic I found on the Graphics Fairy. I think I worked out well - I first applied a thin coat of Aleen's Tacky Glue to a thin sheet of cardstock, let that dry completely, then printed my reverse image on it. I trimmed it so I just had my image and not the entire sheet of cardstock. I think applied a thin coat of matte medium to my box where I wanted my image to be. I then placed my printed image face down on to the matte medium, pressed it down then let it dry overnight. In the morning I sprayed it with water then slowly & carefully began to rub the paper pulp of with my finger tips. I then used the edge of an old hotel key card to gently scrap off the glue residue. It was a bit time consuming but it was by far the best image transfer result I have done.
I think it turned out really well....not bad for a $10 old wooden tool box I found at Restore.
Its the perfect storage box for my Tim Holtz stamp sets & the casters I added to the bottom finish it off perfectly!
Stayed tuned because on Thursday I will post more crafty boxes I made with dollar store purchases!
Thanks for visiting my blog today!
~~~~~~ stay crafty ~~~~~