Feeling a little board…

I started to feel a little better today and as a result my Mum saw that I was getting a little stir crazy, after all what does a girl do when she can’t sing πŸ™‚ I looked around my bedroom and found my old “Hannah Montana” storage box and I thought that I could give it a little make-over. We had some paint left over from decorating the lounge and Mum found some paper that we use for carding and we agreed that I should use “collage pauge” to transform the old box.

The technique involves tearing paper and coloured tissue into small irregular pieces and then glueing them onto the item to be decorated. You build up the layers of paper one piece at a time and watch it transform as you do it πŸ™‚


I sanded down the box to roughen up the surface to allow the paint to stick to the surface a little easier.

Then I painted the box with the old emulsion paint and let it dry. Whilst the paint dried I took the chance to tear up the paper and sort it into little stacks ready for glueing.


I then built up the layers one piece at a time. This is the fun bit seeing the colours and patterns take shape and bring new life to something old.


Once I finished the sides and back I thought that I had better check the draws still fitted πŸ™‚


I have some pink glitter paper left from my flat wall and I just might use them on the front of the draws, what do you think ?

75 thoughts on “Feeling a little board…

  1. Did I miss something? What happened to your voice? I hope it heals quickly! You were born to sing (amongst other things!). Nice box, I’ll try to refurbish one of mine using your techniques. Thanks for sharing, feel better soon.

    1. Thanks Deanie, I do love arts and crafts and I listen to new music whilst I work. It’s Dads birthday this week so I’ll be singing Happy Birthday to him if nothing else πŸ˜‰
      Best wishes

    1. Thanks Beth, I’ve tried studying a bit more today to get a head start for January but I couldn’t take it in, I stop all the pills tomorrow so I’m hoping that clears my head πŸ˜‰
      Best wishes

  2. Aww it’s really great that you are still inspired to do something with your time when most people would feel down about what you have gone through! Keep up the recovery! Look forwards to reading more!

  3. Ho well you sure do something with your fingers if not with your voice at the moment but I am glad you are feeling better and hope you will soon be back singing merry xmas to you asyou all xx

    1. Hi Tom, enjoying your Christmas movie reviews, my favourite is the Grinch. I saw Vince Vaughn recently in The Intern did you see it, it was good I really hoped they’d crack it.
      Best wishes

      1. Thanks Charlotte! I hope you get to see some of the films on the list. I’m sure you’ve probably seen a few already!

        I’ve not seen The Internship, I heard it was pretty bad, but I’m sure I will some day!

    1. I was looking at the tissue box earlier and thought I could cover it to put cotton wool balls in. I best get well soon or someone’s going to have to stop me πŸ˜‰
      Best wishes

    1. Hi Renee it’s been a very frustrating week, for the past couple of days I’m ready to fly out. I’m on my own most of the day but can’t concentrate for long enough on complicated work I want to do :/. At least my throat is feeling much better.
      Best wishes

  4. I prefer this Miley makeover to the real one πŸ™‚ It’s a lovely colour combination. You could use the glitter paper just for the edges of the box or a thin strip on the top of the drawers. Just be careful with glitter, it’s a slippery slope to tacky πŸ™‚ Wishing you well!

    1. I slipped down the glitter slope a long while ago lol. Strips would work well and you’ve given me a good idea to cut them out with Mums big shot to get a decorative finish.
      Best wishes

    1. Ooh good idea that’s a skill I can do, now to find a balloon and tissue paper lol. I’ve been practising some piano this morning it would have been so much easier if my second instrument had been a tin whistle or harmonica.
      Best wishes

    1. Hi Dan, laugh out loud πŸ˜‰
      My family say I’m almost back to normal because I’m getting hyper. I must have disturbed Mum at least ten times at work today.
      I’m just watching old performance DVDs with Mum and Dad, some are cringey and some are fab and it’s cool to see my progression.
      All the best

  5. We’re a little late with this reply, but our staff wanted to take a brief moment and wish you a very Merry Christmas as you’ve been on the road to recovery. You continue to inspire our staff with your talent. Should fate and destiny bring you Stateside one day, we hope to see you perform in the St Louis area. God Bless!

  6. Charlotte Hoather, you’re an incredibly talented singer! Wow… I heard a piece (can’t say I understood it) but hey, who needs to understand when you can feel the emotion and listen to the splendid voice! That doesn’t come easy… Gee, ages ago for just under two years I worked towards learning classical music – not Western though – and I just barely picked up a bit. It’s very hard work. I do enjoy music, any kind… also watch opera occasionally. Listening to you was a treat! Thank you. Oh, and I almost forgot why I’m here – to say ‘thank you’ for stopping by on my page (to mosey?) and hitting the star to ‘like’ my post. I appreciate it. All the best with your training.

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