Fathers Day, June 17th, 2012.
Today is Fathers Day, so before I start talking about my latest project I would like to wish all the amazing dads in the world a good day and I hope they've spend it with their families and enjoyed the time together.
I've spend some time wondering what I could give my husband for this special day to let him know I appreciate everything he does for us.
Then, at some random moment I was sitting behind my computer, looked ad his desk and saw the usual mess on the shelf next to his screen and all of a sudden inspiration struck!
I have been checking out a lot of altered trinket boxes (for example the ones from Graphic 45) and figured I could make something to go on the shelf so he can put away his supplies in something pretty, something with a steampunk-vibe.
So, about a week ago I started looking in the stores for something that would fit (size) and that I could alter and I ended up with.. nothing!
Then I figured, if I can't find it then maybe I can make it.. I bought 3 small wooden crates to alter.
I forgot to make picture's before I started but as soon as I started painting I remembered!
On the picture the 3 crates are already glued together I started painting the inside of the first one.
I didn't like to use the light colour for this specific colour so I gave them a dark brown colour.
It is the first time I used Bo Bunny paper and I fell in love with it. My absolute favourite is the doorway. I could just put it in a frame and hang it on the wall and it would look stunning!
Other then that, this collection is wonderfull to use with the steampunk style I love so much without using a lot of embellishments to give it the right "look".
With the crates I also bought a small wooden trunk which I altered to match the theme.
I didn't have to change the colour so I just put some more Bo Bunny paper on it and some gears we collected from some old clocks my husband dismantled.
I used some K&Company cut-outs, clock-parts, Tim Holtz gears and a Kaiser Craft wooden key to embellish the cabinet, jars and the trays.
Some close-ups from the clock-parts, the Tim Holtz gears and the tags;
Some close-ups from the 3 shelves/crates :
|The first shelf.|
|The second shelf.|
On the left : Denial is my happy place
On the right : You're amazing
|The third shelf.|
On the left : You're my inspiration
On the right : Life, it happens
And finally some close-ups from the finished project :
The other items on the picture are some memorabilia he really wants to keep.
For example, the liquor and the flask were a present for his 30th birthday this february.
The little sign is a present I gave him when we just met.
It says :
Sing as if nobody can hear you,
Dance as if nobody can see you,
Love as if nobody has ever hurt you.