I have wanted to alter a printer's drawer for a couple of years now but couldn't find any drawers, a couple of weeks ago, with some help on where to look I managed to track a few and bought them. Alexander has power washed one for me and one for his Aunty Gill but he was freezing cold, soaked to the skin and steam coming off him. I couldn't persuade him to do any more! They do wash up nice though - I didn't dare try scrubbing them in our posh new bathroom!
So - what to do with them? They will look fabulous hanging on a wall with photographs, pictures and trinkets in the sections. I found a couple of examples on the internet here and here there was another one but I cant find it. Donna Downey used one in her book 'Photo Decor' a couple of years ago and included larger photographs covering some of the sections.
I want to distress mine with some type of white and blue paint effect, sanded back then use a beach theme, with shells and bits of dried driftwood. I'll include photographs of our holidays at the beach, some quotes and beach pictures.
These are the drawers, they are a bit dirty, obviously they have been used with inky letters over the years but they do clean up. I have a few spares if anybody would lke to join me in this project. It would be great if we all wait until they are all posted out and you have had time to clean them then we can work on them together and share progress photos and ideas. This isn't a class, I haven't done one before, I just thought it would be fun to work with a like minded group to see what we all come up with. We can share ideas and inspire each other by linking to each other's blogs. If you don't have one then I am happy to use a gallery on mine for you to share your pictures or you can always use your space on UK Scrappers
So, if you would like to buy one of these drawers they are £27.50 each including postage and packing. They are heavy and need wrapping well for the post. I only have a few so it's first come, first served. They measure just under 3' long and just over 1' wide (I can't find a tape measure, I can give more accurate measurements later if it's important to anyone) If you would like one please email me. If you already have one or would rather buy elsewhere you can still join in. I'll aim for a starting date of 17th February.
Jean is going to put some kits bags together for this project too, I think they will be up on her site soon, so if you are short of 'nibliks' then check out her site over the next couple of days. Joanne has some fab magazines and idea books for altered stuff too.
Jess has posted some links to digital shadow boxes here, here and loads more here. They are great and may help with some planning before we start the real thing! Thanks Jess, they are great inspiration