• Digital & Mixed Media Artist •

• Digital & Mixed Media Artist •



Sunday, July 10, 2011

~Rue Lafayette No 33~

 I started this Project Quite a while ago and  have only just Finished it!
Well..Almost Finished....
The Inspiration behind this piece came from wandering around one of our local thrift stores.  I noticed that they had  many Old Silver Chests in various conditions and some had just wonderful details.
This one in particular had another Drawer as Well.
Just a little sanding and some Black Paint made a Huge Difference. 
You know me! I can't stop there

 I removed all of the old Moleskin and Wood Slots for the Silver Pieces and replaced them with New Fabric and Chipboard. 
I just Love this French Script Fabric!
So Many little Details to work with!
I also Made a Ribbon Board  and glued it in the Lid.
At my Local Craft store 
I Purchased these Wood Compartmentalized Trays.
They Received some Sanding and a Nice Coat of Black Paint as Well. 
I cut Long strips of Contrasting Fabric to Line the Compartments going up and over and Down into the next Compartment.
I also Frayed the Edges of the Fabric Because I Liked the Look it Gave.
I then cut Squares of Frayed Fabric 
and Placed them at the Bottom of Each Compartment.
I didn't Even find it necessary to glue the Fabric down
 With all of the Left over thread from the Fabric 
I made a Little Nest for My Dove.
A Little Something Unexpected and yet still Cohesive!
 For the Top I made a Stencil using a n Exacto Knife 
and a Heavy Piece of Card stock.
Using Gold Leaf
I Dabbed and Brushed it on until I liked the Look. 
I also used Gold Leaf to Highlight the edges of my piece 
using a Brush and Sometimes just my Finger.
My Images are Courtesy of Karen, 
Our Very Favorite Graphics Fairy!!
The Wreath Here 
and the French Address Here.

 Rue Lafayette No 33
 I Love Using this Piece for all of my Bling!
Hope you enjoy my little Project
and maybe feel Inspired to create one of your own!
Have a Wonderful Week Everyone!



busymartha said...

The chest is beautiful! I have seen a lot of these lately for sale. Will have to pick one up now that I see what you have done with it, thanks for sharing, Marilyn

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Just beautiful!!!!! Love it!

Leaping Frog Design's said...

It turned out just beautiful...I love it!!!

Unknown said...

So stunning Jill!!! This box took my breath away! Gorgeous!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Well, how beautiful is this, Jill!? Really a gorgeous creation...I am inspired!!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Jill,
it came out gorgeous!!Loe all the bling too:)
Happy Brag Monday my friend.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Jill....this is like a dream!! WOW!! I have never seen anything so exquisite!!


JoAnne said...

I love it Jill-what a beautiful makeover! Love all the vintage bling inside too. Hope you're enjoying your summer.

Charlene said...

BE STILL MY HEART!!! The beauty of this is astounding! Did they have another box like this???? If sooooooooooooo please go scarf it up for me & put it in your etsy with a reserve on it. If you want to send photos... even better. But, if you find another I would certainly buy if from my favorite Junk Gypsies! LOVE IT!!!! You did such an amazing job! And I see a new banner has arrived with all of summers glory in her hairpiece. STUNNING as always my sweet friend! Hope you are doing well. HUGS!

bumble button said...

What a lovely project, it turned out fantastic. I need(want)some of that fabric!Can't wait to see what you come up with next. Louise

BLiSsAngELs said...

Jill it is stunning.... big wow factor... beautiful

Mare said...

I like your box, so vintage, romantic and simply beautiful:))...

Jan said...

Absolutely magnificent. Jill, I have a like silverware box and would like to create the same for my niece. Can you tell me where you got the compartments?


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