Monday, August 27, 2018

beachy bath storage-altered containers

Hey there! Lynne here with a simple project showing how easy it is to spruce up small containers to coordinate with your decor. My bathroom has beach-themed items and shades of beige and soft blue, so I came up with this duo :

As you can see, the glass jar just received a layered bow and dangling shells and chipboard pieces, but the other piece underwent a bit more of a transformation; the container coordinated with the room's former colours but hasn't suited it in a long time...

I decided to add texture by podging some tissue paper to the surface, then coating it with tan acrylic paint when dry.

I dry-brushed the surface with small amounts of grey and white, then rubbed Rose Gold Metallique Wax over the creases for added definition.

The chipboard border and small pieces were painted with cream-coloured acrylic paint, then misted with Tattered Angels mists, blending a couple shades of blue and a light silver colour. When that was dry, I brushed on a layer of semi-gloss clear finish to make these items stand out a little more from the background.

I used twine to attach the dangling chipboard elements and added some small shells. I layered decorative jute ribbon below the small twine bow on both containers

A few slightly larger shells were added to the border strip along the bottom edge.

I love that Gypsy Soul chipboard can be used in so many ways; a few small pieces like these can totally change the look of plain household items, and they can be finished to suit any theme. I love making elaborate and eyecatching projects  a lot of the time, but I appreciate the chance to do something simple like this to make use of something I already have as well. I hope you're inspired to give some of the items around your home new life and added interest....have a wonderfully creative week, and thanks so much for stopping by!


Under the Sea Border

Beach Shape Set, small


Tissue paper
Mod Podge
Art Alchemy Metallique Wax, Rose Gold
Decoart acrylic paints
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Wired jute ribbon by Recollections
Natural twine
hot glue gun

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