Wednesday 31 May 2017

She knew she loved him ....... by Jennie

... when home went from being a place to a person.

That lovely quote (E. Leventhal) was in my head when I started putting this little house together. 

The MDF Cube House Kit comes flat packed but is very easy to put together.  Before glueing the house together I gave everything a coat of blue chalk paint. 

It had been my intention to have the crackle on the outside but the house was just too dark, so the crackled outsides, became the insides! So easy to do with a cube kit!

The side panels were decorated with texture paste added through a brick stencil and finished with those gorgeous little mini hinges.

I kept the crackle (DecoArt Weathered Wood) on the roof and added muslin and a little cluster of flowers. I love the way the inks blend into the crackle to create the vintage shabby look.

I did decorate the inside of the box before putting the roof on! The box has quite a depth to it, so I bought the figures forward (glueing them to a small piece of wood) but it is worth noting that given the depth it will take a lot of items (note for the future!). There is a little MDF floral stem and leaf just tucked into the box - it must have been left over when I cut a piece up for a previous project. Always worth hanging on to all the little pieces!

As I have been on a bit of a run with "wedding present" ideas I think this could also make a lovely gift for either a wedding or an anniversary with the art dolls being replaced by the happy couple.  

Thank  you so much for joining me today for this little vintage project and I hope it may have given you some ideas for using the cube house kit for something a little different.

Jennie x

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  1. So pretty and would be a charming gift.

  2. What a lovely idea! The colour choices are gorgeous and I love the crackle and the addition of the muslin. Thank you so much for all the great tips and ideas. What an inspiring creation! x

  3. Delightful, Jennie - gorgeous textures and so gently romantic.
    Alison x

  4. Jennie, this is so beautiful! I really do love your art!

  5. Absolutely adorable, Jennie! xxx