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My Dog Kayla Redrottie

My Dog Kayla Redrottie

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Hi Im Karen (aka Redrottie) Thanks for dropping in to see me !! Have a good browse round while your here, feel free to be inspired and please leave a comment if you see something you like xx

Thursday, 4 August 2011

My £1 bargain......

Hello everybobs!! today i want to share with you my bargain find of the week!!  On passing my local charity shop on the way home from work i spotted through the window a rather sad and lonely looking wooden rack....  then looking at it again with my crafty eye i spotted a bit of potential there as somehing to put my distress ink pads on and other bits n pieces.....  so £1 lighter in my purse I trotted off home with it.

I thought the shelves looked a bit 'bare' and although the wood looks quite good in the picture it was really quite rough.  So I asked my buddies over on Docrafts wether I should have a go at decorating them or not and they were split 50/50 some said leave it some said go for it... so out came the crackle and the paint lol...

well 3 hours of fun later (with a break to cook and eat ) here is the finished result!!
First of all i stuck some heavy duty card underneath the holes to block them off and built up some dividing walls from the same card.
Next i painted the whole thing with some matt metalic antique gold paint. when dry i painted the top with Tim Holtz disress crackle paint (picket fence) and left to dry and crackle.  then i added a touch of lace to the shelves and a flower here and there and TADAAAAA my NEW ink pads and distress paint rack!!
not bad for £1 huh xxx






26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic.

Pam

CraftyLoops said...

Wow Karen, its beautiful. Really and truly pretty vintage scrumminess. Lee xx

hyper_ni said...

Looks really great Rottie, i'm pleased you altered it, think its fab. :)

Kathleen said...

I WANT ONE!!! (*stomps feet*)
Love it Karen!!!
will hav to go scouring my local charity shops now!!
Kathleen Mc x

Fiona Keel said...

its fab, perfect distressed shelving for your TH goodies! Fi x

Wendy said...

Fabulous,love it.
Wendy xx

Maureen said...

Brilliant, well done. Well worth a £1 but you could sell it for much more now.
Maureen...........x

kathr said...

This is Fabulous karen, love the result..I can never find bargains like that...Well done...
Hugs kath...

Sarah said...

It's fab Karen and those holes are the perfect size. Was destined for you x

kay said...

what a fab make over,x

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow great idea karen ... you have done an excellent jobbie there ... happy crafting love sandy xx

Jude said...

You have done a fabulous job with your £1 bargain. Will have to look out for one also!

Jx

Del said...

Hi Karen, this is fantastic. A little something for you here :
http://designedbydel.blogspot.com/2011/08/drum-roll-blog-award.html

Margarets designer cards said...

Fantastic bargin and you have done a really pretty job with it,
well done on finding a bargin
Margaret

Redrottie said...

thank you all so much ladies for your lovely comments xx youve given me the confidence to do more of htis in the future xx i shall be keeping my eyes peeled at the charity shope for some more lil wooden trinkets now xx

Lee said...

WOW.You have done a Fantastic job.It really does look Beautiful.xx

gillnstu said...

wow that looks really good, well done - suprising how much you can get for a £1 - worth a lot more now
Gill xxx

Clarky J said...

sooo pretty :0)

Karen said...

Wow what a lovely creation. Very shabby chic looking. Its fab. xx

Pixie Corner said...

This is lovely, you hav don a fab job.
Becky x

'The Crafting Owl' said...

Karen that is beautiful! I bet it looks so good in your craftroom - well done you xxx

pepsigirl_1 said...

Hi Rottie. Love it. Great to see someone else who is trying something different. . I wish i could find some thing like that to alter. Spent this morning trawling charity shops. Did manage to buy some jewlery to dismantel. Lost my mojo for over a year now. Finally finding it again. Thanks to Altered Art on youtube. Hugs viv xxx

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Oh wow - this is fabulous! What a great find and I LOVE what you did with it. It is decorated so beautifully.

{{hugs}}
Jocelyn

maggie said...

brillant..love the alterations great storage
mags

Bea said...

what a great job you've done on this

Karen said...

It's lovely Karen, and what a great find!

xx

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