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March 27, 2014

Shabby chic projects

Hello and welcome to today's special post! (it's really going to be loooonnnng :) )

Yes, this project making was very special to me as it was "Shabby chic" and hope it will be to you as well! :) Have been doing this for more than a week and today I got to finish :)

Beyond Grey challenges wanted a  dinner ware (an altered one) included in our  project and it should be of a shabby chic type. So here is what I came up with:

I altered a mason jar type coffee bottle and made a complementing altered box for the same. You can see the details below each picture.Hope you'll find them useful.

Here are the closeups

1.The bottle

 Covered the bottle with layers of DCWV French stack papers before layering the ribbons and laces.
I had to wait a long time for the drying process and then added the other embellishments. If see closely, you can see the spoon with the daisy flower. Painted the spoon with pearl metallic paint, added a flower and a handmade tag.Have distressed the tag with frayed burlap distress ink and stamped the sentiment with the same and the tiny metal tea pot is a new addition to my stash from Bits n pieces paper boutique. I've also added a vintage flourish die cut butterfly from Joy crafts.

The other side of the bottle:

Have attached a tiny button and another metal tea pot charm.

2. The close up of the the embellies
3. The box, front and side view

For the box, I altered some cardboard pieces, stuck them together, and covered them with DCWV French stack papers but it was a tedious process ;) bringing them together! and for the center part, I used itsy bitsy's fancy panel die cuts, embossed one with Corture creations trellis EF and inked the same with tartered rose distress ink and left the other plain. Punched out some flowers and leaves from the same stack of papers and added pink daisies and another die cut butterfly.The stamps I've used were sent to me by dear Grace. You can visit her at th-ink-ingofyou.blogspot.in

Then laces and pearls around the box to the added beauty.

 Below are the items I altered
Hope you enjoyed your visit today. Please do share your thoughts on this project.
I'm linking this with

BGC#48 - Vintage/Shabby and Dinnerware !! 

Please do take a look at the DT projects over there for this challenge. They are gorgeous and  you'll find them interesting  too!

And also with

Week #211 - 'Bits and Bobbles'@The Shabby Tea Room
 my favourite challenge blog, also having awesome inspirations :) 

Thanks for your sweet visit today :)


  1. Oh my, Sarah, these are EXQUISITE! Your attention to detail is amazing! So beautiful! xx

  2. Oh my goodness Sarah!!! I LOVE your altered projects!!! I just love Shabby Chic style... and you have captured it perfectly!!! Love all the papers and soft colors, and the lace... flowers.... all so perfectly capture the essence of shabby chic! That little tea pot charm is just perfect! I bet you had fun with this and what a beautiful set you have now!!!

  3. these are lovely!!! love the soft tone... amazingly embellished... lovely embellishments!!
    Moxie Craftie

  4. Such wonderful altered projects, you worked the shabby chic perfectly, such cute charms and pretty lace, the papers are perfect!!

  5. Wow ! This is gorgeous..You have combined the embellishments with the soft toned pp so beautifully ! Loved the altered shabby chic bottle a lot !

  6. Beautiful transformation, Sarah. Lace and flowers are so elegant.

  7. Wow Sarah, the transformations are incredible! The jar and the box are so pretty and feminine :) I was trying to pick one favorite, but they both are - lovely job, sweet friend!

    Hugs to you!

  8. Hi Sarah! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad to know that my package arrived to you. I hope the teacup didn't break. Let me know if things didn't arrive properly and I'll make it up to you.

    I love the cards you have been making and the transformations of the box and jar. Super talented. :-)

  9. Wonderfully shabby and chic...loved the transformation

  10. Ohh my goodness, I'm speechless at what all you did with a simple jar and box! Stunning :) Thanks so much for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room!

  11. what a gorgeous shabby chic project
    Thanks for playing with us at BGC this fortnight !

  12. This is so stunning Sarah !!
    Thanks for playing with us at BGC this fortnight ! :)

  13. Absolutely gorgeous Sarah! Such a lot of work but worth it !!

  14. Beautiful! Very shabby chic!! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at BGC!