Been a while, hasn't it? Were you thinking I went off to Nashville and never came home?? I came home but I've been running non-stop since then. I anticipate the next few weeks being more of the same.
A while back I finished the Strawberry Hill Sampler from With Thy Needle and said I would show it when I was done with the finishing of it. That finally happened today! I really like how it turned out so if you hate it, please keep it to yourself! LOL!!
I found this box at Hobby Lobby some time ago and have been waiting for something to put on the top. Originally when I was stitching Strawberry Hill I intended to mount it on the candy box it calls for but then I remembered I had this box in the basement and decided to use it instead.
I love it. Dan sanded the box so it was nice and smooth, primed it and then I painted an undercoat of red followed by black and then a dark gray. Dan then did a bit of distressing on it. After that he flocked my drawers or my box, however you wish to call it (we've been having a lot of fun with that one!) and then I mounted my piece on the top. I wish he could have flocked my box with black but apparently there is a shortage of black flock and I would have had to wait 6 weeks. Who knew you could have a shortage of flocking??? Being the impatient soul that I am I didn't want to wait so he used the least offensive color he could find.
|The drawers are removable for extra storage|
The box originally had a mirror in the inside mounted on the lid but I wasn't feeling it so I covered that up with fabric that I button tufted. First time I tried that but it was really pretty easy to do.
I added my little bits and bobbles and it's finished and on display at the shop. We're going to finish a second box in case someone comes into the shop and wants one but I have no clue what to price it at. I'll have to ponder that one for a while.
I had a bit of a stressful day today and I'm tired so I'm going cut this short. Hope you are all doing well out there in blogland.
OH! One last thing...someone asked and I am too lazy to go look now who it was but they wanted to know the designer of the bare butted folks that I showed in the Needleart Exhibit a post or so ago. It's a kit from Design Works and can be found on the Herrschners website.
Take care till next time!