So, here it is Friday and I got nothin’ to blog about. Yikes! Usually I am overflowing with stuff to post about. But somehow, despite the fact that I had a four day weekend last weekend, I haven’t managed to actually complete a project (aside from my squarely modern chair) and get pictures of it in time for today’s post. I didn’t want to leave you all hanging on a Friday though, so I thought I’d share some pictures of the hatbox kits that are all ready to be popped in the mail for the two lucky winners, Wendy & Lori.
They will each get a hatbox, instructions for how to dress it up and a selection of reverse images to transfer.
They’ll get the two colors of Fusion paint, plus a jar of Fusion’s Transfer Gel …
While I was picking up the hatboxes at Hobby Lobby I came across these funky mounted deer heads and I couldn’t resist them. So I threw one in each kit.
Wendy and Lori can paint them however they like.
By the way, if you are considering making a hatbox of your own, they are on sale through tomorrow at Hobby Lobby for 50% off. It’s a great time to stock up! If you would like a copy of my instructions, leave me a comment and I will email them to you.
Since hatboxes were on sale, I bought a few extra myself and tried a couple of different looks.
I had seen a black hatbox on pinterest that I really liked, so I painted one in black chalkboard paint. I added the wording using stencils. I’m not sure whether or not the transfer method would work on black. Maybe if you printed something in a pale grey ink? I may have to experiment with that a little.
If you look closely at the smaller hatbox (which is painted in Fusion’s Cathedral Taupe by the way) you can see that my transfer didn’t work so well towards the bottom. That was my fault, I scrubbed a little too hard while removing the paper and ended up removing ink as well. This can happen, especially with a more detailed/delicate graphic, so use caution if you are trying this yourself. Personally I like a distressed look, so I’m OK with it.
While I had my paint out, I painted up a bunch of tiny boxes for my upcoming party. I’ll go ahead and finish these through letting the transfers dry and then my guests can practice removing the paper.
I’ve got a lot on my plate this weekend including a trip to the Minnesota History Center with my sister and niece to see their Suburbia exhibit.
We’ll also be celebrating Mr. Q’s birthday!
So I’m just warning you, I may not have anything worthwhile to post next week either. But stay tuned, I have a couple of great pieces of furniture coming up soon!