Antique Sheet Music Flourishes

Sunday, 18 November 2012


I have been passing the time over the last couple of weeks revitalising some of my hat boxes which were looking a little shabby and past their best.

I decided to spray them with black spray paint then downloaded and printed some pictures of  Audrey Hepburn and Marylin Monroe plus other miscellaneous photos that I thought would be suitable for decoupage.


Below are a selection of pictures taken from magazines and the internet.

I have kept a set of templates which can be photocopied and used again at a future date.

When the hat boxes were  covered sufficiently with spray the next stage was  to paste the decoupage prints to the top and sides of the box. I finished with a coat of clear varnish to protect them.

Below the finished product.

I have now started box number three to complete the set.  Feeling inspired why not decorate some boxes to give Christmas gifts in which can then be utilised afterwards for storage.


Sunday, 11 November 2012


Transforming furniture with spray paint

Winter is almost upon us and it is time to start the winter projects indoors.  My latest and much awaited project is the transformation of my bedroom dressing mirror.  The orange pine did not fit into my bedroom scheme or match with any of the furniture.  I dismantled the whole piece and removed the mirror from the frame before giving it a light sanding down, then finished with several thin coats of black satin spray.  The whole project was completed over the course of two weekends and now fits nicely into my scheme.


the transformation


Not bad for a few hours work.

Can't wait to get started on my next project, my hat boxes, which are to be sprayed black and decoupaged, watch this space.