I only JUST managed to come up with a project for this week's challenge at Amber's Crafts & Stuff. This week's theme was VINTAGE.
My project is a combination of vintage and recycling (2 challenges ago - where I pulled a COMPLETE FAIL at my project. Trust me, it wasn't pretty..)
I used a cool vintage 60s or 70s ish print fabric I've been hanging onto for ages. And I recycled the covers of 2 old, and very very very boring, hardback books. I had originally cut off the covers to make book purses, but never got around to it.
I cut out the pieces of the covers to make the top, bottom and sides of the box, assembled and then covered them with the fabric. I padded the top just a tad with a couple of pieces of scrap felt. Then I covered the bottom and the underside of the top with black paper.
It should be useful to hold little pieces of jewelry or whatnot on my vanity.
Next up - a vintage 45s case that I'm going to decopage - of which I've taken what might be the worst photo ever. Judging from the bottom, it was originally covered with a hot pink, glossy, plasticky type paper. Which has been painted over with MANY MANY coats of ugly lumpy brown paint. Hopefully I'll be able to rescue it. I have a stack of 70s and 80s single records waiting patiently for a home.
|Bad photo, but the ones without flash were worse....|