This past week I put a pause into quilling and decided to deal with all the clutter of a stash I have been saving over the ages. It seems that I have gathered lots of bits and pieces from here and there with the purpose of transforming them when time allows it but time did not allow it till now.
So, I started with a couple of wooden frames (that I will be using for quilled artwork in the future). Good plain frames but terribly ugly in terms of color. Yack! This is how they look now after a little bit of love and care. I am looking forward to seeing them with some quilling inside. And yes… they will have to be further altered into shadowboxes for this purpose. But that is the easy part…
Next I decide to tend to a wine box I had salvaged and a little wooden suitcase. I intend to use them as props for photo shootings and booth styling in the near future. The look I am hoping to achieve is the quite popular shabby-vintage but did not really know how to start. After a couple (dozen) videos on YouTube and a visit to the local hardware store I was ready to make myself a coffee and get my hands dirty.
For the wine box I just whitewashed it because I wanted the wood to show beneath the paint. Not sure if you can see it in the photos but it looks great from up close.
I initially had the idea to turn this into a step by step tutorial but my enthusiasm got over me and forgot to take pictures of some crucial steps….
… But! I did manage to get a BEFORE picture.
Next in line, one of my favorite pieces. A little wooden suitcase, perfect in size and shape but hideous in color. With a bit of love it is now transformed and will be super cute as prop.
Just when I finished the first coat of paint I realised that I did not take a photo of its original state. Pfff. However I had used it as background for photographing my boxes so you can see some part of it. At least the color is quite evident. As close to a BEFORE picture as it gets.
Quite a productive day, if I may say so myself!