Monday, 15 August 2016

Hello . ! :)

Above are photographs of a recent make .   I purchased this very plain drawer set from the works. A local discount store in the U.K . It is made up of compressed card . To form a hardboard. There is a finish to the product but I am not sure what it is .... it may even be some kind of polishing thing that smoothes the surface and gives a good finish.

I started by wiping over the box  to remove any dust . Then , using Artiste Acrylic pain  in Blanc . ( White ) I painted the outside of the box ., the inner aspect of the drawers and their sides .  Allowed it to dry completely before the next stage .

I had previously selected  the Rose patterned 3 ply serviettes.  Keeping only the top printed layer I peeled two layers away .  By holding the printed tissue up to the frame , it was easy to find the prettiest placement.
Using Diluted P.V.A glue I washed the area thoroughly with the glue .  Laying the Tissue very carefully over the pre-glued site .  It has to be said , once wet the tissue will damage very easily .

Caution and care throughout this process will only add to the over finish. Using a soft bristle brush and more PVA glue I eased the tissue into its rightful place. This was repeated over the whole frame and front of drawers until covered . Trimming excess again needs to be done carefully.  Try not to touch the wet tissue once placed as it may well tear .. or fragment. With great care,  it is possible to fray the tissue away from the sharp edges of the box .    Again allow this too dry thoroughly .

For the final stage the Bronze effect metal feet were put into place.  Using the Gloss finish Mod Podge I coated the whole covered areas generously . Which affords a lovely luster  once dry . Which allows light dusting to keep clean .

The final touch was to add a discrete 3D flower embellishment to the  upper left corner of the box. I used Wild Orchid Craft roses . Cut a pearl spray into lengths an placed single beads withing the area of the roses.

I am delighted with the outcome . Should you wish to see the box in more detail please follower the You-tube link.   If card making , paper crafts or more intricate work is not for you this is a great way to create something lovely on  quite a small budget .

I hope you find this helpful. Please feel free to put forwards any question you may have .

Thank you for visiting .

Happy crafting . Kay xx


  1. That's very pretty honey xx

  2. A beautifully decorated drawer unit. The pretty rose design on the tissue paper really looks effective and the lovely bronze effect feet and the flower spray add the finishing touches to the whole project

  3. stunning Kay x I love small altered projects they are so gratifying to see them finished x Thank you for sharing x Love and Hugs Karen xxx