Sep 4, 2014

LESSology Challenge #40: Creative inspiration of Mitra Pratt


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Are you digging through your supplies to find travel-related elements for LESSology Challenge #40: Travelogue? How about turning your toolbox into something totally spectacular like design team member Mitra Pratt?

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Never pass up a free metal tool box, even if it's a bright shiny red with sharpie letters! Wait, you don't believe me?



Let me get you a before photo!





















This lovely item came home with my husband and was part of a training course he took. Had to cover up the sharpie in a big hurry!



The whole thing got a coat of white paint! Well, maybe three to be precise! And then a bit of sanding to make it look shabby. Also modged podged on scrap paper & washi tape & then added some gold paint...gold paint to match the feet!


Of course, a tool box that is going to hold crafty stuff needs GOLD FEET, right? Those feet were originally brass knobs (with flat bottoms) and came from the ReStore (a thrift store where proceeds help Habitat for Humanity). They were a bit pricey at $2 piece, but were super heavy!



I also got those wood appliques there. Those were put to use on the top!


My absolute favorite part are the flowers, doily, and map paper snuck in right around the handle.



Our challenge this month at LESSology is to include elements that have to do with travel...maps. tickets, luggage, etc. In this particular case, I used elements ON luggage!

See, this is a perfect carrier for stamp pads & stamps when I go off crafting with my friends! 






Hope you get a chance to play along with us!

5 comments:

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Omg This is AWESOME transformation..from a red box to a gorgeous shabby beautiful box !

Radhika said...

Wow!! Amazing..

Lizzy Hill said...

Absolutely gobsmackingly AMAZING transformation.....LOOOOOOVE!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! This is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Totally awesome!