Tuesday, 11 January 2011

A little Wooden House just crying out to be altered

Some time last year, I found this little house for sale at our local charity shop,  well I just had to have it. I had not a clue what I was going to do with it and am still not 100% sure where my inspiration will take me but I will design as I go and then stop to think, then do some more.
 I have decided to use and old map book we had to cover it with. So first I took out the a couple of pages
Which were quite nice but I not quite what I wanted, I wanted a older, more grungy feel, so I took a piece of wet and dry and several ink Distress ink pads, pine needles,spiced marmalade, walnut stain, and one ink it up black ink and set about inking up one of the pages I wondered at this point if it would be easier to cut the inside shapes first then ink them up, so I sort of changed direction a little but it coming on quite well 
The next thing I am going to do is to ink up all the inner paper squares and stain the edges of the frame in walnut stain I am thinking about added some of the beads from my £1 bargain charity shop find for feet maybe? not sure yet, I will modge podge the inner squares in place then set about staining and cutting the side and top pieces. Then I am going to varnish it all. Then comes the fun part I have been collecting little things to add to a project like this, I may need more but what fun its going to be adding the bits and bobs to it.


craftattack said...

I'm loving your house alma! Have fun!

tea_bag said...

thanks Val oh I will and I aim to post photos of it in all it different stages

Carole said...

Why do I never find interesting things like this in my charity shop?!!! I'm loving the look of it already, can't wait to see what else you do with it!


Carole xxx

jeanie g said...

Oohhh you've really wetted my appetite for more Alma. I am all shades of green atm. Please keep posting it looks great so far. xx jeanie g

Teresa said...

I also found a house very similar, but have had it in my craft room for about 6 months , now you have given me the get up and go to get it sorted, so I will be watching your blog carefully, good luck x

Hi I'm Maria... said...

oh alma, it's looking fab already, cannot wait to see more, have fun...xx

maria xx

Myrna said...

This is going to be a fun project to keep an eye on.

sue-bubbles said...

WOW Alma, this is coming on a treat! Im thinking it was originally a thimble house, and thinking about it...I gave a couple away some years ago...tut! I will look forward to seeing its progress Alma...have fun!
Hugs, Sue x

mrs tsv said...

love the card alma its gorgeous, love your technique i havent seen this before. and your house is adorable, i cant wait to see it finished, have fun finishing it off. hugs gina xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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