Hi all my dear blog readers.
First of all; sorry! Sorry for being such a bad blogger! I hope my blog will be better and more fun for everyone to visit more regular soon. The last months has been worse then even usual, and I wish to do something about that, wish to change it all to the better! Starting today! ;O) I wish to post more often with different kind of posts, and at least never wait so long as this time before I post works again. So sorry for that, but time have just been insane the last months with the USA-tour, CHA, planning upcoming classes and product designs.
Anyway, enough "blah blah" from me today, time to show a altered item I did before I left for USA;
A altered coffee grinder! I bought a cheap mini coffee grinder at a local antique store, and it was boring and looked pretty "bad", just brown, and even the label holder which used to be on it was off... I got it for like $5, so I thought that was a fair enough price for a poor item as this and thought I then had "budget" to invest a bit creative time on it instead to try to make it look less poor.. ;O)
So I altered with new and old Prima goodies, and painted it white. Went for shabby chic light colors, and pretty much tried to "bring back life to it" in the words meaning ;O) I had in mind a living coffee grinder, where flowers were growing and stretching out on the top of the grinder (instead of coffee beans), and where the same flowers pops out and grows out of the drawer who pops open where some old gears are running inside of it and still saying "tic tac". The is even a family leaving inside of the grinder, as a little house, and on the backside of the grinder you can twist it up just like an old bell clock, even though you of course never do that with a grinder.. ;O) But in my mind when I created this one, I wanted it to be "all alive and still ticking"... Like a fairy tale.. a wonderland....or a dream box? Or maybe a Fantasy House?...
Here you can see all the flowers and the butterfly on top of the project, the flowers kind of growing and stretching out and don't want to be pressed down and into the grinder... ;O) You can also see here the white painted and crackled effect I added to the boring brown original wood on the grinder.
Here you see the coffee grinder from a different angle, showing one side with one of my resin windows from the Shabby Chic Resin Treasures at Prima. I also used my resin corners up in the corners on front of the project. Since the resins are white original, it is very easy to recolor them just as you want, the colors will show easily and show their true color. On these I still wanted them to be white, so I only added touches of my Chalk Edgers "Dry Sand" randomly to the edges to make them look more vintage. The same I did on all the white painted edges to give them the same look.
On this side you can see an open window into "the home" where "someone" is living in this grinder.. ;O)
Here you can see a little boy sitting with a table inside behind the open window...
Again you can see the distressed paper corners which is distressed with Distressing Tool and Chalk Edgers, both from my new lines with Prima!
Thank you everyone for dropping in today and take a peek into my crazy little fantasy world ;O) - hope you enjoyed the post!
Wish you all a wonderful and creative week!
Hugs and smiles :D