Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A cabinet of favorites ready for the caravan

Throughout my life I've loved in nearly equal measure the toys of creativity, crayons, construction paper, paint and scissors, and the things that house them, crates, bins, boxes, chests and cabinets.

My art reveal for the day is a combination of these interests: A lovely Gypsy Sideshow Performer Treasure Cabinet!

The cabinet and drawer are made from ten wood ATCs, one wood drawer pull, four wood hole plugs (feet) and a handful of copper weatherstripping nails.

Add a few layers of paint, crackly stuff, ink and distressing along with about a foot of chain, twelve charms and one drawer pull and we're finished!

Best of all is that we have a piece of art that also serves a practical purpose -- my favorite form of art!

Let me know what you think!

Before paining, crackling, distressing, embellishing ...


  1. What I think is that my friend is a GENIUS! How clever to come up with the design, but then all of the adornaments to dress it all up! Love the crackling and the Caravan style! This is so cool! Hugs my most brilliant friend!

  2. Oooh this is great and loving the circus type painting on it. Terrific idea and I love it. Annette x

  3. Wow, love the style of this project, great decorations and so useful to store things in.
    Yvonne x

  4. I'm speechless with delight!!!You need to get this published my friend. Super duper design and colouring is spot on. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. How cool is this ?! A fabulous piece of art.

  6. What a lovely Gypsy inspired box! I love the white and red stripes and all the embellishments!