Thursday, 23 January 2014

Fussy and Fancy Challenge

Well, this is a very special day for me, it's my first project as a member of the Fussy and Fancy Design Team!  How honoured and delighted am I???

To enter this amazing challenge please click HERE

The theme for this Challenge is Vintage.  The first thing that came to my mind when I saw the theme was this little MDF cupboard, which came along with a small set of shelves.  These two items were bought as a Xmas present to myself!!!  I haven't decorated the shelf unit yet but the cupboard definitely represents a Vintage theme.

This was how it started

First I covered all the outside with luscious Tim Holtz papers,

After sanding all the edges I painted the inside with a regal purple colour.  This paint is English Cottage Acrylic from Indigoblu, such lovely highly pigmented acrylic.

I left this overnight to dry and then I applied Treasure Gold wax to all the edges

After this I completed the most important part of the project - I filled it with Distress Paints and Distress Stains!

Thank you to all my new followers from Fussy and Fancy I really appreciate your interest in my tiny pieces of crafty work.


  1. Gorgeous project! Love the papers you used to cover the outside and the vibrant color on the inside. Looove it! Hugs, Ivonne

  2. Oh WOW Yvonne!!! What a FABULOUS piece...and you can store lots of goodies in it too!!!

  3. Love how you have decorated this little cupboard, Yvonne what a lovely way to store your distressed stains & paints. xxx Annie

  4. Hi Yvonne, oh now this is so creative! We are newbies together, I too feel so honoured to be part of this lovely Team. I am looking forward to getting to know you and work with you. Enjoy your weekend. I hope it is warmer with you than it is with us here in North Yorkshire (UK) Judy x

  5. Fabulous project Yvonne and great place to keep your inks and paints.....have a good weekend...Jo. X

  6. Hi Yvonne

    Your cabinet project turned out fantastic. You're giving me BIG ideas haha!


  7. Yay, Yvonne! I LOVE your little storage cabinet! What a brilliant idea to decorate it Vintage for our theme challenge! You did such a lovely
    job! Then what a surprise to see the gorgeous color paint on the inside! I'm so proud and thrilled to have you on the Fussy and Fancy DT!
    I hope that your enjoying a wonderful weekend!
    Big Warm Hugs, Sheryl

  8. This is such a fantastic project for our vintage challenge this week and a great first entry as a DT member too! Hugs, Vannessa x