Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Altered Spice Rack

Hi Friends!

I have another project using the Farmers Market Collection from Heartfelt Creations today!  I had a lot of fun altering this vintage style, ceramic spice rack that I found at a yard sale awhile ago.  It was incomplete; it normally would have had a little ceramic spice jar in each of the cubby holes (like the one shown in the photo on the left), so it was a bargain that only a crafter would love! 

To begin, I painted the shelving with white "Lace" Chalk ink from the Vintage Market and Design Store (my favorite store in my home town Albuquerque!), and the three spice drawers with "Blue Heron" Chalk Ink.

I lined the surfaces with different patterns of paper from the Farmers Market paper collection and fussy cut out several images from the collection to use on the project.

I die cut jars from craft aluminum sheets and vines from green cardstock using the stamps and matching dies from the collection. 

I attached all the elements with Wellbond All Purpose adhesive and used some styrofoam "cubes" that I just hand cut from packaging material to stand the elements up and towards the front of the cubby holes.

I finished the spice rack with some lace trim and faux pearls as accents.

Run on over to the Heartfelt Creations blog!  There's some amazing altered projects and cards for you to see!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Julia Aston said...

Beautiful Anne! what a wonderful transformation for the forlorn spice race - the papers you used are perfect for your farmer theme and I love the chalk paints! Julia xx

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

What a gorgeous project! I love the chalk paint finish on the's perfect. Then all the little treasures you created to tuck in are so dear. What a wonderful transformation! I bet you hated to pack this one off to the home office! It's gorgeous!

Tracey Fehr said...

Anne, I love love love this! It's sheer perfection! I love the chalk paint, the way you've used the papers and the little images you've tucked inside! Don't you just love it when you find an item that's ready for retirement and you can make it over and give it new life! Well done my friend, well done!

Karan Gerber said...

love the chalk paint and the work you took to put this together, it must have been hours, awesome altered project.

SussiPoppins said...

This is amazing!!!!!! You are a wonder! hugs

Marisa Job said...

This is amazing!! Love it!! Hugs!

Lizzie said...

This is fantastic!!!