Feeling a little board…

December 15, 2013 — 75 Comments

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™‚

MilieBox01

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

MilieBox02
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.

MilieBox03

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.

MilieBox04

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

MilieBox05

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 responses to Feeling a little board…

  1. 

    That looks like it was fun to do! And the box is beautiful! πŸ™‚

  2. 

    Waouw, It’s great ! You’re a good designer, we are going to work together!!!! πŸ˜‰ XXXX

  3. 

    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.

  4. 

    It is your decision, but I like the box the way it is now, without glitter.

  5. 

    It looks beautiful, Charlotte! You’re so creative. Hope you’re back to singing very soon.

    • 

      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
      Charlotte

  6. 

    Looks great, you’re so crafty!

  7. 

    Ahhhh, a young lady with many talents!

  8. 

    You’re an artists in many areas. πŸ™‚

  9. 

    Lovely work and you look lovely too.

    • 

      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
      Charlotte

  10. 

    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!

  11. 

    Looks pretty and immpotantly having fun along the way πŸ™‚

  12. 

    Glad you’re feeling better. Sometimes, the easy, no cost projects are the most fun. Yours is great.
    Here’s mine (if the link works).
    http://artzzle.com/2013/05/06/pretty-gift-box-e-z-make-do-project/

  13. 
    cross(stitch)yourheart December 16, 2013 at 1:44 am

    Looks like fun and what a cool design!

  14. 

    You just cant stand not being creative, can you? Good for you.

  15. 

    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

  16. 

    What a great way to spend your time!!! Positivity rules!!! xx

  17. 

    I hope you ll recover soon your capacity of singing

  18. 

    Nice to see you smiling again Hope your recovery is going well.
    keep smiling.

  19. 

    Glad you are feeling better again!

    • 

      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
      Charlotte

      • 

        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!

  20. 

    It turned out great. I did this one time wallpapering a tiny bathroom with jewel-colored paper. The same tear and layer technique. It was my favorite bathroom ever. Glad you’re feeling better.

  21. 

    Interesting craft. Very therapeutic. Glad you’re feeling better, Charlotte. πŸ˜‰

  22. 

    So happy to see you up and around. I hope you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas πŸ™‚

  23. 

    I like the wooden floors there. Spiffy.

  24. 

    Great idea! Glad you’re feeling better.

    • 

      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
      Charlotte

  25. 

    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!

    • 

      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
      Charlotte

  26. 

    Glad to see you’re feeling better, but Oh Lord what next, papier mache? πŸ˜€ Have a happy Christmas. P.S. You could practice with a tin whistle, you know.

    • 

      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
      Charlotte

  27. 
    max robie roberts December 18, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    That’s so beautiful and creative.

  28. 

    Nice to see you smiling again Charlotte, love the box you’ll have give mine a make over! xxx

  29. 

    Well done! And I’m glad to see that you’re feeling better.

    Given Hannah Montana’s later career, it is perhaps just as well to paper her over.

    • 

      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
      Charlotte

  30. 

    Lyrical and visual arts…you are very talented. Dianne

  31. 

    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!

  32. 

    Merry Christmas to you and your family πŸ™‚
    ~Glenn

  33. 

    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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