Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Lots to Do Challenge - Alter

So, after entering last weeks monochrome challenge over on the Lots To Do Challenge blog I decided to entrer this weeks challenge-Alter.

So, on Saturday I scoured the charity shops and found this very boring and plain letter rack for £2.49

and turned it into this:

First I sanded the blank rack and applied a layer of white gesso to give an even base. Then I painted it with ranger paint dabbers in lake mist and pearl and distressed the edges with distress inks. Next I stamped some old text, earth post stamp and post marks onto tissue paper with green and black stayz on, adhering them with modge podge. I added a vitage postcard sticker and a postage stamp and gave the whole thing a coat of modge podge.

I then got out the hot glue gun, adding scrabble letter tiles and then a coating of varnish to protect....once its dry it sit proudly by my telephone.

I hope you like it and enjoy checking out the other posts on the LTD challenge site

Happy Crafting

Li'l Pidge x


  1. What a wonderful transformation and so useful too - love everyhting you've done too it

    Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

  2. This is fab, I'm a Mod Podge girl myself and know what wonders it can perform. I love the scrabble letters you have used x

  3. Wow, what a great find, and I love what you have done with it. I love these fab boxes just crying out to be altered. Its made a great letter rack , bet you get lots of pleasure out of it, and heres hoping you get some nice letters to put in it and not just bills lol

  4. Fab take on the alter challenge. I love all the elements you've chosen and the colours!

  5. Brilliant transformation and usefull too just love it xx Thanks for shareing with us at LTD this week xx Alison

  6. thanks Ladies, ~I enjoyed altering it-need to do a sweep of the charity shops again!

  7. WOW fabulous great charity shop find to start with and transformed into a great new piece of storage. Thank you for sharing with us again at LTD. xx Zoe

  8. like what you have done with this letter rack..very nice use of distressed paint


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