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Sunday, March 27, 2011

"SHABBY OR CHIC?" RECYCLED ICE CREAM BOX AND CANDLE HOLDER

Hello, and a great-great Sunday!!!  Too bad the weekend is about over but a wonderful week is coming up for us all, I'm sure!

Today I'm sharing a box I recycled.  Lol..., I'm not that familiar with shabby and my idea of chic may not be artistically correct, so I'm going to leave that up in the air; anyway, I thought it had the look of what shabby chic could look like.  I have entered this project in the http://www.frosteddesigns.blogspot.com/ challenge:


I wanted to add a crackle paint to this project because I thought that would look nice but, unfortunately, I was out of black or clear and the other colors I had just wouldn't have done at all.

The box is an ice cream box perched on a candle holder.  I painted the recessed grooves on the bottom of the candle holder black to pick up the black box.  The cameo I made from UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Powder) in a mold, and the flowers I made from some leftover scraps.   I don't have a clue what I'm going to put in it but I'm certain something will come up...lol!!!

Before I leave, for those of you that asked and thank you for your concern, my back is still giving me some discomfort; nothing I'm not too used to but lately it's just becoming a bit more irritating.  However, compared to how I felt prior to surgery -- and now --I'm happy to just be up and walking!!!  My concern is to not let it get any worse, which is what I did before surgery and I'm on top of that now.   I learned the hard way not to take advantage and I make sure I'm doing all I can to prevent any further complications or another surgery, so that's where I'm at with that.  I really don't talk about it much because I don't let it try me, I just try to do what is right and necessary so as not to have any worries, but I do appreciate your concern.  Hey, I'm "aging", I don't expect everything to work like it used to..., hee-heee!

Well, I'm off again but I'll be back -- oh, have to remember I've some very appreciated blog awards I have to pass on too!

Hugs!  I'll be seeing you!

39 comments:

Monique Barr said...

Just awesome. I love it great work

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I am sad to hear your back is still giving you some trouble.. but you are right, we are all getting a little older (lol) and things just don't work like they used too...
I am always so jealous when I see your amazing creations.. wish I had just a tad of your creativity.
AND I agree we all have a WONDERFUL week coming.. we just need to be looking for the good things. hugs to you my friend

- - Sheryl - - said...

what a nice little trinket box! Hmmm wonder what you'll put inside!

Patsy B. said...

Girl, this is soooo shabby chic - and absolutely stunning!!! You just rock with talent!
Hugz,
Patsy

Monique Barr said...

Thank you so much for showing me some love. I have been following you for a little while now. I am with you on the blog hop. I am UniqueMonique two up from you on the list. I can now wait to see what you make for the hop. April 15-16. Be bless my sister have a bless week

Melissa said...

We are all aging Audrey! lol It is certainly better than the alternative! :)

I cannot believe that was an ice cream container! WOWZERS! Shabby and Chic most definitely!!!!

Rhonda Emery said...

just beautiful who knew a ice cream container could be so beautiful. ha

Besthobbyeva said...

This in my mind is shabby chic!! I love it. You did an amazing job with this and it looks so beautiful!! Great job!

Laurie

flowerdisco said...

were you sick? i guessed i missed it but i am glad you are feeling better.

just you can come up with these beautiful ideas. this is an awesome re-purpose item. love it!

Charlotte said...

Audrey, WOW! I would have never thought about using an ice cream container to make something. You are so creative, it blows my mind. OK, I have not been visiting many blogs lately. IU have been making several projects and not taken the time to visit. So now I am playing catch-up. because I miss seeing my friends and their great work. And I always love seeing the beautiful things you do, like this cute shabby chic box. The cameo you made is amazing. I love it!!

I found out Friday that I will be coming to Chicago June 29th. I wiil staying at the Hyatt Regency on East Wacker. As soon as I have complete details I'll let you know. I can't wait to see you.

Charlotte

Sandy from Ukiah said...

thank you for your sweet comments my friend.. I always love to see you have left me a comment.... hugs

Love That Bug said...

Audrey,
First off, happy to hear your back is feeling a little bit better :)
Second, I so love this box. You would think having a husband that works with ice cream, I would think of a way to re-use the boxes. (although his are round). I will definatly think twice now before I throw one away
I love it
Great job sweetie
Hugs, Stacy

Jean said...

Love this project!! Glad to hear your back is feeling a little better and hope that it continues to improve. I love the flowers on this and it is so neat that it is a recycled Ice cream Box.

MsJay said...

That came out really nice. You can put a mini in there, just about anything really. Very nice.

Mary said...

This is really shabby chic! I just love that cameo. I haven't tried playing with the utee. Oh no another thing to try, lol.Thanks for visiting my blog, I love to hear from you Hee hee. Have a great week my friend.

Barb's Boys said...

Love that vintage 'shabby chic'...

Snowmanlover said...

Oh my gosh, this is absolutley gorgeous!! I guess we all better go and eat more icecream

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Wow...you go girl! Love this project and the gorgeous flowers. So happy to hear you are feeling better. :)

Nicole said...

You come up with some amazing ideas!! Love it!

Terry Oulboub said...

Hey Audrey, even with your back problems, you haven't allowed it to stop you from crafting beautiful projects! This is such an elegant altered item -I love it. Never would have dreamt it was once an ice cream box - yummy! I love the flowers and the cameo you made with UTEE. Beautiful!

Tanya said...

Great job with the ice cream container! I just threw two out and thought to myself "I wish I knew something to do with them." lol :P

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http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

Staying Crafty said...

Very pretty! I would love to run my fingers over all those pretty flowers :)

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Oh wow! This is awesome & so elegant. Now I have to start saving up those boxes!!

Brenda said...

oh I believe that trinket box can be called shabby/chic. Its lovely, I can think of a few things I would like to put in it...hehehehe. seriously I love it. Great job

Monique Barr said...

Hey Lady A. How about you copy and cut and make your husband a card with his great roses. I will be cutting the first one. But you could pull one of the ones off of my blog. That would be to cool. You do not have to post this LOL

Kate said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the way you are able to think outside the box (even ice cream boxes!) with your recycled creations. Wow! Your cameo is fantastic, too!
I didn't know that you've had back issues. I'm sorry to hear that you've been experiencing more grief.

Jen said...

Ohhhhh girl! We could talk about back problems. I won't bore you with my details but I'll just say From my neck to my tail, "been there, doin' that!" :( My heart goes out to you. It's not fun.
Your chic box make-over is great!
Thanks so much for sharing!
crafty hugs!

Monica Flores said...

This is bueatiful!!!! I love it!

Lori Apgar said...

Audrey ~ you should enter this amazing project in Frosted Design's Recycle Challenge!!

www.frosteddesigns.blogspot.com

Hugs,
Lori

lovemypaper said...

Hello Audrey What a wonderful container love the flower!TFS

kissinia said...

Hi there! This box is fabulous! I love your flowers, they are brilliant! Thank you for playing along with Frosted Designs this week!

scrappingmom73 said...

This is a great project! I love the way you took on the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!
Lydia
Love your record player project too. Too cute! :)

Lori Apgar said...

Yay you joined us at Frosted Designs!!! Your projects amaze me my friend!!

melshappyscrappyplace said...

What a beautiful box!!! It's just gorgeous. Very elegant looking--I would have never guessed that was an ice cream box! Thanks for submitting your project to Frosted Designs! :)

Kristin said...

Wow... totally cool idea to use an ice cream container. It turned out just stunning! Thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs.

Hugs,
Kristin

~BridgetL~ said...

Hope you are feeling better. Please take care of that back of yours. I love how your ice cream container turned out.

CraftyGirl said...

Audrey.. this is gorgeous!! You are so creative! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week!

barb :)

Erin R said...

great idea!! love your flowers!! thanks for playing at frosted designs!!

Brigit said...

You have to take care of of yourself!! The flowers are stunning, love this project!!