Saturday, 9 June 2012

Turned to Stone

I haven`t been doing much crafting lately as I have been busy having a go at a bit of altering and restoration on this mini jewellery armoire that my brother bought me years ago when I was a teenager...
I was having a sort out and came across this and was about to throw it out as it had one glass door panel missing ( which broke a number of years ago ) and the wood was all scratched up and damaged. As I said I`ve had it a loooooong time ! so it didn`t owe me anything!

This was the result

It took a lot of sanding down then I had to prime it and then quite a few coats of Rustoleum bleached stone textured paint.(Available from DIY stores) It`s a fantastic product which when finished gives a natural textured stone finish. You have to be patient when working with it, it takes a while to dry and you need to leave it overnight before recoating. I got through one and a bit tins for this project.

I backed a sheet of DCWV paper - Once upon a time, with card to strengthen it and cut it to size for the door panels.I used a thick cardstock to line the interior. There was already a sunken in circle in the middle of the drawer fronts so I added the antique brads from SU, I just pulled the backs off with a pliers before hot gluing them in place and voila ! I am really happy with the results.

Originally I was going to just paint it, take the doors off and drawers out and used it to store my distress inks on my craft desk as I bought the Rustoleum to use on some old shaped glass bottles that I had. Now I have no idea what to use it for but it`s too nice to stick inks in and it has pride of place now on my sideboard ! I just have to decide now what to use it for !

I should get back to some crafting now, I`ve still got samples to make for Kay Rutter, two birhtday cards and a Fathers day card to make ! the house is upside down at the moment too as we are having a stone kitchen floor laid and decorating too ! I`ll be glad when it`s all back to normal !
Thanks for looking in, bye for now xx


  1. Hi! this looks so lovely Sara,all that work and waiting has been worth it.
    It does seem that time of year for decorating and sorting out :)

  2. This is gorgeous Sara
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  3. Fabulous Sara it really looks so different and much more yummy in that colour,the effect of the paint is amazing.
    Louise xx


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