Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Altered Antique Shadow Box...

This shadow box (as we have come to call them now), used to house fishing flies in a large chest of drawers. I was lucky enough to snag this goody at our local Flea Market two weeks ago. It has leaned against my wall all of this time and this morning, I decided to go ahead and alter it. I wanted it to be simple and show the wood with all of the great windows. So, I used my Thickers, One design of patterned paper, ribbon, and keys. The Thickers/Alphabet are the initials of our last name and first name of each of our 7 immediate family members. I love it and it is already hanging. Let me know what you think.Before cleaning and altering
AfterClose-Up
I am sure you get the idea. I am pretty proud how it turned out. Such a fun project for a Tuesday Morning.

13 comments:

Rita said...

Gorgeous project! I'm impressed you finished it that quickly...I have a procrastination problem with altered projects and they just tend to sit there.

Sherry said...

it's gorgeous! what a great idea!

Rachael said...

How neat!! I bet that was hard getting the paper and pics cut just perfectly!

Shannon Wyman said...

Oh my gosh... it looks like that would have taken a long time to do, but the result is just wonderful!!

Heather said...

It is gorgeous Kimberly!

*reyanna klein* said...

HOW FUN! That looks beautiful! Awesome work on that! :)

Lois aka katesmum said...

Love it... now where can I find one.. ha ha ha!!

Denise said...

HOLY COW....this is just amazing! Now I need to find one of those, so I can copy you. Hmmmm....where to start?! LOL! Thanks for sharing!

Norma Kennedy said...

Just BEAUTIFUL !!!!!! I have one here my DH grandparents sent over and I keep looking at it and I think ur post was the perfect motivation I needed to alter it!

Lindasueanne said...

That is gorgeous Kimberly!!

Aphra said...

Fabulous! I've never seen a shadow box done like this. It's just beautiful!

Erica said...

Kimberly it is absolutely stunning!!!!

JoanneK said...

Beautiful job altering that Shadow Box, it's absolutely gorgeous!

Can't wait to get my hands on that new AF kit! Love your peaks!