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1  Bathroom Cabinet in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Phizzychick on: March 15, 2016 11:12:10 AM
Another painted cabinet, this time a little one for my new bathroom. This is a cabinet that I've had for years. When we were teenagers my sister painted a sun on the front, so I've left some remnants of that on the front still. Scruffy front and calmer sides and top. The inside I've just waxed. I'm going to give it a few more waxes and polishes so it goes a little darker.

This photo has the image from a magazine I used as inspiration

Can't wait to move in now and see how it looks in it's new space!

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2  One Tiny Twinkly Home in CHALLENGE 112 ENTRIES by Phizzychick on: March 08, 2016 11:29:57 AM
We are in the process of buying a house, so houses are on my brain at the moment. All going well with the purchase and my photography skills, I'm hoping this sparkly wee house will feature on my new home cards Cheesy

Starting work on the roof

Proof of size! The red paper adorning the right of the house over the windows is a postage stamp Smiley

Thanks for looking at my sparkly little thing! Smiley
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3  Traffic Light Drawers in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Phizzychick on: February 22, 2016 09:32:20 AM
Since I'm having a bit of a craft room re-do I didn't want to just stop at my painted dresser drawers. I'm aiming for elcectic and colourful so I can't just have plain wooden Ikea units in there, can I? Cheesy

My process for the outside was just to brush a couple of layers of coloured paint on, sand and then wax, but the drawer fronts I painted a layer of white gesso on first. When it came to sand them down, I decided to try adding a few sanded patterns on there too.

I love the way the dark wax adds so much distressing interest!
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4  Re: Craft Room Painted Drawers in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Phizzychick on: February 16, 2016 05:36:56 AM
Phew! Lots of waxing, but it's so shiny and interesting now the darker areas are picked out more, and the colours are more harmonious now they have all had the same treatment over.

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5  Craft Room Painted Drawers in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Phizzychick on: February 13, 2016 03:29:50 PM
We bought this varnished pine set of drawers yesterday to add some storage to my craft room. I loved the size of it, and the handles were already perfect! Lots of sanding and a little paint later and I have somewhere fun to store craft supplies. The 'guest' sign is just propped there for now.

I just need to add a coat of antique wax when that arrives next week and it's ready to fill! Grin

Updated - waxed with a dark wax to age and shine! Smiley

Here's how it looked before...but after I tested the first drawer for paint...
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6  Re: 'Community' Tree - joint work project in Completed Projects by Phizzychick on: November 21, 2015 11:13:47 AM
It took on a life of it's own, but I guess it was Autumn and leaves were falling Cheesy Everyone had a lot of fun 'printing' it!

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7  'Community' Tree - joint work project in Completed Projects by Phizzychick on: October 29, 2015 06:10:06 AM
I was asked to arrange some 1-year anniversary celebrations at work since we've been open 1 year next month. One of the things I suggested, and our manager loved, was an art piece that everyone could contribute to. After putting out some feelers to see what people would be happy doing I decided to keep it very basic, so all people have to do is stick their hand in paint and create some handprint leaves...easy! Cheesy

The canvas is 100 x 150cm. I painted the border and included some of the papers, stickers and snippits from work. Then painted the basic tree. Once everyone has added their prints, in one of 5 colours I've chosen, I'll touch up the painting as necessary.

And a few in-progress pics...

Sketching out the tree in paint

Adding some gesso to create some texture

Then painting in more detail again

Corner details

I can't wait to see everyones reaction to this, and to see what it looks like with the handprints when it's up in our company dining room! Smiley
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8  The Shrine of Two Sons in Completed Projects by Phizzychick on: October 16, 2015 03:13:04 PM
When I picked up this wooden picture frame in a charity shop recently I was sure it would lie around gathering dust for a while in my collection of 'must have and do something with some day...' Roll Eyes So, I was surprised to find myself working on this pretty much straight away.

A lick of black paint and lots of layers of paper, and lots and lots of tinkering with bits and bobs...and the shrine was born Smiley

A plainer front to disguise all the fancyness inside Wink I love some of the textures to the paper/paint combo

The back

Loving my autumnal colours at the moment!

Here's how it started off...
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9  My favourite Autumnal Quote in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by Phizzychick on: October 12, 2015 02:40:11 PM
I love this quote so much, so I wanted to create something to showcase it. Some days at the moment I'm not so mobile with a back problem so I took full advantage of a sofa day and spent many, many hours cutting these letters out of scrapbooking sheets with old labels and other things that I knew I'd never use unless for their lettering. There's always a few papers in every pack that seem too contrived for me Cheesy Lots of playing with arrangements for them, then I inked their edges (and most of my fingers in the process) before I glued them down.

I picked the wooden wheels and stick 'axl's' up from a charity shop recently in a box of craft supplies that someone had donated. Yay! Grin A few other bits n bobs and I was happy.

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10  Life is a Cabaret in Completed Projects by Phizzychick on: September 15, 2015 05:10:28 AM
Or is it a circus? I know it's one of the two...either way it's meant to be fun! Grin

When I found this silver skull buckle in a shop I know it needed to be the feature in something fun. I'm really pleased with how this came out. A little macarbe, a little pretty, and all fun! Crazy, crazy fun... Cheesy

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