Sunday, August 31, 2008

Altered Carousel

I found a small remote control carousel and decided to alter it for me! Actually, what you are going to see in this post is the carousel designed for a baby gift. I thought it would sit nicely on a chest or changing table to hold lotions, powders and other items you'd need close at hand.

First, you have to paint the entire piece, then I added Bella Rose designer paper using Golden Gel - Mod Podge will work just as well. Once the paper dried, I applied another coat over everything for protection, then tied pink grosgrain around the carousel.

Another view:

Close up of the tag - with cut and pieced elements from the designer papers, a mini Crate Paper tag, and letters cut with Jasmine font (Cricut), ribbon and a smidge of Martha's white gold glitter, plus a rhinestone brad and a little Distress ink from Ranger:

Now, for the truth ... after the project wasn't accepted for the magazine, I took off the baby tag and set the carousel on my desk to hold Copic markers! Yay - I now have a lovely home for my Copics {and room for more}! That was my original intent when I bought it! So now it's right at home on my table.

happy stampin'



Amy said...

How could that NOT have been accept by any magazine! That's awsome! I hope you don't mind, but I may just have to scraplift this one. What a great idea! My mother gave me one for Christmas a few years back and it's on the sofa table but never really gets used. I may just have to recycle it!
Thanks for sharing the idea!

grandmajoan said...

I'm like amy - I can not believe it was not accepted - you do they think they are???? Great idea - would love to make one myself - hmmm sounds like a class to me.


Cheryl said...

What a wonderful item. Like the others I do not understand why it was not accepted. Congratulations on a terrific idea.

Alexandra said...

Gorgeous project! TFS