Thursday, 14 January 2010

Shabby chic


You know how you sometimes create something that you like so much it surprises you? Well, this evening I have :).

I decided to remake the can I use for sugar cubes. I have altered it once already but I stripped it clean and started all over again...

This time I went for shabby chic and if I had any doubts about what I like I don't any more - I love that style!!! Simon says has a shabby chic challenge this week so it fits nicely I think.

I painted the tin can with a ivory/grey acrylic paint, added some crackle paint that I painted lightly over and rubbed all the edges with vintage photo and walnut stain.
I got the roses and rosebuds from Kort og Godt today and the colour was just perfect for this. So I fired away with crackle paint on the vintage sticker, glimmer mist on the roses, crystal glaze on the tag, embossed and distressed vintage book pages, charms, fabric and punched ivory leaves.

Now you can come over for coffee any time ;)



This is what I started out with...


12 comments:

  1. Wow! What a transformation. I love it. Lauren x

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  2. This is dynamite~~just gorgeous!!! What an awesome idea for change.
    Thanks for sharing and it really is cool when you surprise yourself LOL
    Blessings
    Mary Lou

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  3. Denne boksen ble skikkelig lekker. Så masse du har klart å gjøre med den, jeg er skikkelig imponert.
    Gunn :-D

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  4. Oh WOW now this is what I call shabby chic, gorgeous altered tin.
    luv
    Debby

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  5. Wow so stunning! Lovely altering work. Kim

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  6. Ohhh wowww Helene,what BEAUTIFUL,i love your images and papers.
    So gorgeous flowers and details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  7. This is gorgeous ! What a fabulous idea ,, you really transformed a plain tin into a beautiful work of art ! :-)

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT call :-)

    Luv
    Lols x x

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  8. Oh wow, this is stunning and so much better than the original ! hehehe Would love to come for a cuppa and see it in real life !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge and also for entering our DT call.

    Hugs,

    Jo xxx

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  9. That is lovely :-) I have a weakness for trinket boxes and tins.

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  10. Wow this is amazing - and I bet the sugar cubes taste even better now they're stored in such a sweet tin :)

    LOVE IT!

    Carol x

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Thank you so much for your comments, they are so appreciated!

Hugs Helene