Thursday, April 15, 2010

Before and After Project

Hello friends! Today I am sharing with you an altered shadow box.
Here is the before picture that I took of it. It was wood and I spray painted it red.
The shadow box was purchased at a flea market for only $3.00.


Here is the after!


I LOVED working on this project!!! I had so much fun with it!


I added several of my favorite vintage images!


Along with my favorite new paper by Sassafras. I used two of their new lines called Nerdy Bird and Cherry Delicious.

I used foam glue dots to add lots of deminsion to my shadow box.




This box has so many images and colors that make me happy so I had to sneak a little Barbie on it too!


Every sheet of these beautiful papers have a decorative border along the bottom which I cut off and used to line the shadow box.

I also added our blog banner!!

This whimsical shadow box is filled with bright and happy colors!


I even added a couple of Mom's hand crocheted flowers!

I now want to alter everything in sight! I can't wait to start my next project!

I hope that you enjoyed seeing my shadow box!
Have a lovely day, Lindsey

35 comments:

Kelly said...

That looks great! Love that you added your blog banner ans of course Barbie!!!

Jolijn Design said...

How cute! Well done! The thing is: I have three of these shadow boxes waiting for me for such a great project! Now only if I had the time...

But you inspire me to get started; thanks!

Jolijn

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

super duper cuteness:) how've ya been?

Lisa said...

This is absolutely adorable...and does look fun to do!

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

DARLING!!!!!

Theresa said...

This project needs to be published in a magazine! Wonderful transformation! Have a blessed day an thanks for sharing this beauty with us!

Liberty Biberty said...

It looks gorgeous! I love all the frilly bits!
I pulled a big shadowbox out of the back of my wardrobe the other day and left it in our garage hoping that hubby would take the hint and paint it for me...might have to do it myself now you've inspired me!
Mercedes

Auntie Cake said...

Love this! Never would have thought of adding the borders. So sweet!
Now I am going to be on the lookout for shadowboxes!
Kate

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I love this Lindsey! I love that you added your blog banner and one of your mom's flowers! I've wanted to do one of these for so long but I just don't seem to get to it! Maybe after we move. ♥

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I love this Lindsey! I love that you added your blog banner and one of your mom's flowers! I've wanted to do one of these for so long but I just don't seem to get to it! Maybe after we move. ♥

Cindy said...

In October I sold 5 of these..arghhhhhhhhh
You did a great job..it is so happy looking!!

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Shelley said...

It is wonderful...what a great job you did creating it....blessings

Julie said...

Once again you have come up with something pretty cute!

Julie said...

Perfectly fabulous, Lindsey! I love every nook and cranny...each and every detail is perfection!

Hope you and Twyla are having a wonderful day!

Melody said...

Makes ya smile to look at it! Hey did you guys look at Market Monday? And, don't forget it's Vintage Alphabet next week!
See ya.

Samantha said...

It's darling!!! So fun cheery! Thanks for showing us.

Pam said...

It is so cute!!!! Love shadow boxes and you did a fabulous job on this one. I bet it was fun!

beedeebabee♥ said...

How fun is this! I love how it turned out! Great job Sweetie! xo

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oooh! I LOVE this and now I want to make one too! This is so fresh and charming. The red background is perfect and each item is just wonderful! Thanks for sharing...GREAT JOB!!!
Hugs,
Coralie

GardenofDaisies said...

Really cute Lindsey!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

What a wonderful project! Wow what a difference some great papers and embellishments can do along with great creative talent...great job Lindsey! I hope you and your Mom have a wonderful day! Best Wishes...Maura:)

Sandy said...

HOW CUTE!!!!!!!!!!! You did such a great job!!!!! I am going to look at those shadow boxes at the thrift stores a whole new way!!!!!! Beautiful colors and papers.....what line of paper is this??????? Great job Lindsey!!!!

Nan said...

I was so thrilled to see this. What a great idea you had Lindsey. Now I gave a shadow box to a friend I bought at a sale and I'm going to show her this idea and see if she wouldn't like to come to my craft room and do something cute with hers to transform it from a dark gloomy looking wood.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Adorable! What a fun project! you are just so creative, I love it.
Have a great day,
hugs,Elizabeth

Creative Breathing said...

There is some fun going on in this post Lindsey! Amazing project, amazing work! Elizabeth

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Lindsey!
Love your shadow box and all the special little treasures you put into it! I'll have to keep my eyes out for one to do Up!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Jan said...

Cute and bright and so FUN! And $3.00???? You scored!

Love your work...it's so happy!

Florence and Mary said...

I love this, I've brought something similar that I'll be using to display goodies on.

Victoria xx

Cora said...

Really cute...I love each "window" into your world!

rosenrot said...

Hello Lindsey, what a wonderful project!! I love it, with all this lovley windows :-))
Beautiful colour and paper
i wish you a lovely day too
Marlies
PS. sorry my english is not perfect :-)))

Creative Breathing said...

Hi Lindsey, Back again to tell you I have posted the most wonderful greeting images on my flickr. A to die for find for vintage paper scrappers! Have a great weekend! E

Shopgirl said...

Love this, I will never look at one of these shelfs in the same way. I have seen them for next to nothing and had no idea what I would do with one, Oh my goodness, this is so cool. I loved everything about it.
Love, Mary

wig4usc said...

So cute, I just love it! And the paper is perfect, thanks for sharing!

pammyjo said...

This is fabulicious (family word, LOL). So detailed and wonderful. Love it! I haven't forgotten the book, however it's hard to remember when it falls between your carseat and you discover it a few days later. Holy Monkeys!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a creative project! Looks like fun! My favorites are Barbie..and the sweet little crochet flower! ♥