Wednesday, October 26, 2016

gotta love a $3.75 flea market find!

A DIY-over of someone else's DIY blanket chest--and I got it for $3.75, what a deal!

From this (not that it's hideous, just not our color):

To this:

Details at THIS post on the DIY Design Studio Blog.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

braille gift box and pendant

Nothing super fancy, as my jewelry making skills aren't the keenest, but here is a little pendant and gift box I made for a blind friend:

I hope it reads correctly.  Sheesh, braille is hard!  Want more details?  You'll find them today at Altered Pages. 

Thursday, October 06, 2016

an altered baseball card box

Believe it or not, baseball cards originally came in this box. 

One pack.

Of very expensive baseball cards.

2009 National Treasures box
It's a really nice box--wooden, with hinges--AND since we have a baseball card store, I like to keep some of the fun stuff and repurpose them for other things.  Today's redo started with some DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish paint in Refreshing and a Creme Wax finish:

A tea related collage image, and . . .
Voila!  A "tea chest".  This will be used at an upcoming baby shower for, well, teabags, of course.  There's another quote on the inside of the lid.  I like to think of it as a functional decoration.  You can find more details at Altered Pages.