Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Good Ol' Spice Rack

Hello Everybody!

It's my turn over at the Unique Laser Designs Blog and I am super excited to show you my project.

First I have to tell you a little story.  I was walking through my local thrift store.  I was gathering little treasures here and there.  Then--there it was.  And I knew I must buy it!

Yes, this old spice rack for $2.99.  But I'm not planning on putting spices on it.  I am going to put embossing powders and glitter on it! :)

So to get started I gessoed the spice rack.  The fun part was picking out the Unique Laser Designs wood pieces to adorn my spice rack.

I gessoed my wood pieces also, especially since I was going to paint the daisies yellow.

I painted the spice rack and these corners with an acrylic paint.  Then I rubbed a little Inka Gold over the corners.  You can see one of these things is not like the other! ;)

Here is my spice rack all finished!  The yellow paint that I used for the swirls and daisies was a yellow pearl colored paint.  The pearl means there is an iridescence to it.  Yay!  I used some of the paint mixed with water and glazed over parts of the spice rack.

For the middle top I mixed some of the yellow paint with light modeling paste and used Tim Holtz's Rays stencil.  This helped to make the word "spices" disappear.  

The following three pictures are close ups.

Here is the spice rack with the embossing powders in it.

I couldn't resist doing a side by side photo of the before and after. 

So get out your Unique Laser Design pieces-and give something an updo with them! :)

I am also submitting this spice rack to a new challenge called The Mirror Crack'd-Anything Goes.  It's a mixed media challenge (I used paint, wood embellishments, Inka Gold, and Light modeling paste).

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving comments!  Until next thyme my friends...have a sage and sound day!  :)


Annette Allen said...

wow you go girl.. that is so awesome..

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Oh wow! So amazing Katy! Good job! Hugs xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwww! What a transformation! This is amazing!!!!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what a transformation Katy...love how you used the chipboard accents!!
Dr Sonia
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Papercraft By Carole said...

What a perfect project for your embossing powders. I love the vibrant colours you have used. Thanks fir joining us at The Mirror Crack'd. Cxxxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm visiting from The Mirror Crack'd and really enjoyed seeing the before and after photos. Fun AND functional. Clever!

Lin said...

A girl after my own heart! I love having something that cost next to nothing and making it into something I want/need. This is just gorgeous and looks fabulous with all your powders in it. I bet if they realised how gorgeous it could look they would have increased the price a hundred fold!

Thanks for sharing in our first ever challenge.

The Mirror Crack'd

Monika Reeck said...

woowww you are so busy to make this lovely thing..I never done something like this I am too lazy :) also my table for crafting is never look tidy...but I can clean it one day LOL..lovely rack I wish I can do similar like you Katy...Love this...the color really rich and happy...I just walk around your Blog Katy..wish you have time to do the same..if not its okay :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

The makeover is beautiful! I use a spice rack to store some of my seed beads so maybe it should have a makeover, too.

vania said...

Very interesting project !
I like it
Thanks for joining us at The Mirror Crack'd