I know you’ve come to expect all things Christmas from the Shabby Art Boutique now that Simply Christmas is in full swing. . . but occasionally I’ll insert a quick studio update. I’m sure you don’t want to miss any of the other creative projects coming out of the studio!
Take for example this cute little Lavender box I whipped up yesterday. . . It started life as a throw away lime green, 2 drawer jewellery chest. I rescued it from the bottom of a filthy pile of rubble on a recent thrifting venture. . . I really wasn’t sure what to make out of it as it was pretty scratched and knocked around, but for 50 cents it was worth hanging on to.
With no real plans for the little chest I decided to shabby her up and see what eventuated. It was only when I was making some fabric lavender sachets for this weeks market that I hit upon the idea of making her into a lavender chest by filling her drawers with dried lavender.
The graphic I used for the top of the chest is one I adapted from a Graphics Fairy label some time ago and have used it on many different lavender products since.
The drawers were missing their knobs so I attached some facetted glass beads with jewellery wire, after covering the drawer fronts with some pretty scrapbooking paper.
The lavender chest project is just one of many ‘shabbilicious’ re-do’s that have come out of my studio this week. . . I’ve revisited the cupcake theme on a collection of wood products including blackboards, wood platters and home decor items too.
I promise we’ll head back to all things Christmas tomorrow on Simply Christmas.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne
I’ll be partying this week with these party girls.