Friday 21 February 2014

More Decoart Chalk Paints, An Old Box And The Make And Take Frames

Afternoon all, Thanks for stopping by and and a big welcome to my newest followers, It is so great to have you stopping by x.
As promised earlier in the week, here are a couple more pieces from the Craft,Hobby and Stitch trade show. This box was on my table and the tray held the new Chalk Glass paints.
The picture frames are what I was using for the make and takes.
The box was my great aunts sewing chest and is actually the top section only, the bottom piece that has a couple of drawers needs some tlc before getting the shabby chic make over.

I have used one of Decoart's new Stencils for the top of the box and have used the mid brown wax to hi light  the carved leaf details.

I have lined the tray and deeper inside the box with papers from the Madame Payraud 12" paper pack from Docraft, The inside lid of the box has been covered with the Sticky back canvas from the same set, The designs on each paper are beautiful and there really isn't a bad design in the set and it fits in with the whole shabby chic feel really well.
I have also used their papers to fill in the frames bellow.

These frames were from pound saver and horrible cheap plastic rubbish but the fancy edges were ideal for a shabby make over. The frame on the left is what we made on my make and takes at the show, Thanks to everyone who stopped by and signed up, it was great to meet you all x.
The frame on the right was just to show two different finishes showing the paints and waxes in the new range.
I think everyone enjoyed themselves ;)
Check out what Jenny Marples has made with her finished make and take, It is beautiful.
Here are some close ups of the details.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I have been so lucky to have been able to play with these paints early but they are on their way and will be in the craft stores very soon (uk) they are already available in the USA.
Ill do one more show round up in the next day or so and will share with you a new class I will be making available.


  1. I love this look. beautiful work Mark.great inspiration.Shabby look is awesome and I have many pieces to "do Over" ..Beautiful.
    susan s

  2. That box is amazing! Those stencils look intriguing. I've already started looking for ugly frames in Poundland...Prince Charming thinks I'm mad! Hope I get to see it all in person soon. xx

  3. Thank you for the shout out Mark. I can honestly say these samples look (and feel) even better in person and can't recommend highly enough the new paints and wax. So easy, very quick and incredibly professional. They should be an absolute must have for anyone looking to transform their furniture, frames, boxes (the list is endless frankly!) Jenny x

  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. You know, if you have any of these odd bits and pieces that you keep knocking up that are getting in the way, under the feet..... I will happily take them off your hands......

  5. Your box really is fabulous Mark and I love yours and Jenny's frames, it is hard to believe that they are cheap plastic frames, they look amazing. Anne x

  6. So beautiful, Mark - fabulous chalk effect on the frames, and the paper lining is perfect. Love that stencil too - that's a "must have" for sure!!
    Alison x

  7. The makeover you have given the frames is amazing! Y are very lever..the paints look fab just wish I could getvthe hang of paints! :( a great makeover x hugs xtrace x

  8. Love the look, amazing projects!! Wish I had been there!!!!

  9. Absolutely fabulous Mark.
    xxx Hazel.

  10. How lovely! A brilliant make over, Mark!
    Can't wait until the chalk paints arrive over here.....*sigh.
    Claudia x