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Topic: Reconned Advent Calendar - From Dull & Broken To Sparkly & Whole!  (Read 4600 times)
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« on: November 25, 2011 07:26:02 AM »




I love advent calendars, the reusable kind.  Six or seven years ago I pulled this "beauty" out of the Goodwill bins (had to hunt to find all the drawers, doors and top) thinking I'd fix it up.  And I finally did as a gift for a dear friend!



Detail of the faux bois paper "veneer" on the door and sides and the bead knobs:



What's inside?  Sparkles!



Close up of the drawers with their glittery paper in 3 colors on the drawer fronts, "crystal" glitter snow ball knobs and pearl-painted polymer clay numbers (1-24).  Each drawer has an item with which to decorate the tree and a chocolate.



Drawer 1 contains this pearlized snowflake garland:



Drawers 2 - 22 have little ornaments, no 2 exactly alike.



Drawer 23 has this little tree skirt made from layers of blue and white glitter tulle and silver rick rack:



Installed on the tree; you can see the glitter felt "snow" on the top and the little snow ball fringe:



Drawer 24 had the star for the top!



And finally the back, covered with scrapbook paper:



Close up of the paper:

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2011 07:42:46 AM »

This rocks!
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2011 07:50:48 AM »

That is just gorgeous!
You did an amazing job.
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2011 08:41:38 AM »

This is wonderful!  I love how you changed it from country to elegant with the cunning use of paper.  Hope you have fun using it this holiday season.
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2011 09:11:38 AM »

So adorable, what a transformation!
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2011 09:19:11 AM »

oooh pretty and glittery!!
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2011 09:33:15 AM »

This is so cool!  Just beautiful and very clever makeover!  I wish this was coming to me!  I'm going to pin it!!!  Nice job, and I hit THIS ROCKS!!   Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2011 09:35:20 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2011 09:41:14 AM »

wow, what a great transformation!   Shocked  it looks beautiful. 
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2011 10:59:25 AM »

Wow!  Thanks everyone!  I had lots of fun repairing, refinishing and re-imagining this.  AND it felt great to finally do it after having it in a box, that's been moved to 3 different houses.

This is wonderful!  I love how you changed it from country to elegant with the cunning use of paper.  Hope you have fun using it this holiday season.

I made it for a dear friend, so I hope SHE enjoys it.  I took it to a party at her place on Thanksgiving Eve and am not certain she's unwrapped it yet.  Better check on that.

This is so cool!  Just beautiful and very clever makeover!  I wish this was coming to me!  I'm going to pin it!!!  Nice job, and I hit THIS ROCKS!!   Smiley

Really?  Now I'm going to desperately search pinterest for it, blush and then gloat!  Wink
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