Friday, 3 May 2013

latest makeover.....

i bought this little chest years ago because i liked the shape, gilding and detailing but the colour really never went with my scheme, and then a couple of bits fell off so i decided the time was right for a makeover........

so out came the 'old white' ASCP and some crackle glaze...

and a lovely image from the Graphics Fairy - thanks once again Karen, what would we do without you?
i used the freezer paper method to transfer: printing in reverse on the paper mounted on card and then burnishing the image onto a slightly damp surface. i did this in a post about a deco sewing box a couple of posts ago if you want to see more details.

after a light distressing and some dark wax, here she is...
ta dah!

a much better match for my colour scheme and seen here on my new linen knole sofa - loving it!


  1. Wow Kerry, what a transformation. You do great work. I haven't tried the freezer paper method of transfer yet, but, I want to soon. Have a Blessed day.

    1. thank you trisha, you're so kind. i'm really pleased with this little piece and it looks great in my living room! take care, k

  2. This turned out so well! Very, very nice. I have enjoyed your pictures of Paris, your pretty painted pieces, and so sorry about your leg! I look forward to perusing your blog.

    Your newest follower,
    Laura from

    1. hi laura, thanks so much for your lovely comments! great to have you aboard, best wishes, kerry


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