Monday, March 21, 2011

Ruby's Turn

I have sadly neglected my Ruby blog for a long, long time. It seems a bit easier to keep my Scarlett blog updated since it is primarily about stitching, which I do a lot of. But, that being said, I so love collage art, and I need to spend more time with Modge Podge making my fingers stick together. This storage cabinet for odds and ends was once an old spice cabinet. It was in really rough shape, with something that resembled tar spilled all over it. It was headed for the dumpster from my brother's house. I think he thought I was crazy when I wanted it. At the time, I had no specific idea in mind, but I knew it would come to me eventually...

After a primitive coat of black paint...


some favorite scrapbook paper...

vintage photos and ephemera, lots of Distress Ink, a few old buttons, some sequins for the bling factor, and two new knobs...


I have something fun to sit on my work table. I forgot to mention that all but the two bottom drawers were salvageable. I used paper mache boxes that I covered in the same paper as the cabinet. Each side is something different.
I have two more projects in the works, so I'll be back soon.

6 comments:

Katrina said...

Love the box!!! You are so creative :-).

samplerlover said...

My goodness you are so clever. Love the box. - Sandra.

Sylvia said...

Wow, totally impressed!! I love how that turned out.

Siobhan said...

Tanya, that is THE COOLEST thing ever!!! Oh my gosh, I love it. How neat! I used to do decoupage years ago. I wish I had the eye to be able to look at something and realize what it might become. Great job!!

Dona said...

That's amazing, Tanya! Very creative!

Paulette said...

That is absolutely stunning, Tanya!! Soooooo gorgeous!!!!

You need to hold an online class! :)

Paulette