Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Making New Things Old

Not everyone likes that antiqued look but sometimes odds and ends just look better "old".

I saw a box at the dollar store that I thought would look great in our red, white and blue bathroom downstairs. But I just didn't like the newness of it so I decided to old it up a bit.

You don't need much, just a sanding block and some fluid chalk. I also do a lot of my work now on a non-stick craft sheet. Easy to clean up.

First, take the sanding block and go to town. Sand the edges especially. If you look at the picture below, you will see the difference in the right and left sides:
I sanded all over, including over the stars. You really can't make a mistake with sanding stuff.

This is how it looked when I was done sanding:

Then, you take your fluid chalk. If you have not discovered this stuff for scrapbooking yet, run out and get one. They are $2 and one of the tools I use most. You can ink edges of pictures, picture mats and all sorts of stuff.

Ink it up as much or as little as you would like. Start light and then add more as you see fit.

Next, make sure the supervisor is ok with it:

Finally, you have the finished product:



I think you need to open a store or something - you are SO creative, you might as well get paid for all of your creative pieces! :)


That is totally adorable!


There is no end to this girl's talent!---thank goodness!!--spreading it around is so great!

Now I have thought---- and thought again--- and I believe the only thing she cannot do is have her teeth cleaned without a general anaesthetic!


Ok Mum :) I have come a long way with the dentist!

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