Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Altered Matchbox

I came across a site where someone had created a chest of drawers out of matchboxes and I fell in love!  A quick trip to the store to purchase some kitchen matches and I was ready to start altering!  I lined all the boxes with the same paper as what is on the front of the drawer, added some locks and keys for pulls, a bit of gathered satin black ribbon for the bottom, a few left over wooden knobs painted black, the tim holtz swirl die done on grungepaper and stained with this distress stains and to add a bit of shimmer I sprayed them with my homemade misters, to finish it a few metal corners.  I love the way this turned out!
Here is a side view of this chest of drawers with the drawer pulled out a bit.  I am planning on using this to store some embellishments!  Who would of known a few pieces of foam board (for the sides, bottom, back and top) and kitchen matchboxes could be so beautiful?

1 comment:

  1. Wow I love this altered matchbox creation. I am a follower now. Hop on over to my blog @ northernlightscrafts.blogspot.ca and follow me too if you like what you see. I am hosting a giveaway challenge on my YouTube channel. For every altered matchbox you send me for my Christmas tree I will enter your name in a draw for a hand made by me book filled with vintage laces. Email me @ bobcat.west@yahoo.ca for mailing details.