Saturday, 25 August 2012

Lets Get Shabby Challenge #38

Over at
Challenge #38
is all about.......
(So you can have one or the other - or both)
For my DT piece I decided to alter a house blank
From this....
to this...
 First of all I crackle painted...
then I added some papers to the backs of the compartments...
a window (prima)...
then filled it with painted chipboard pieces/embellies...
altered reels...

 frozen charlotte doll/head...
crown, bottles, beads, tiles, pegs, bulbs...
buttons, lace, flower...
and a little shabby banner to finish it off!
Hop over to
..for the full deets and to see what other shabby beauties the shabby girls have created...
Thanks for peeking
Jan x


  1. Jan, your little home looks so sweet and inviting, the banner is the cutest, you added many dear things,and your soft lovely colours.
    Wonderful shabby dear.

  2. Oh Jan that is gorgeous!Any shabby lady would buy that in a heartbeat.I love it.I have an old square box with dividers that look like your box.I would love to bookmark this page and use your box to help Me do mine.Have a great day.Denise

  3. Brilliant, it looks just fabulous. I love the pretty pastel colours you have used.

  4. Wonderful shabby chic piece . Beautifully decorated. Love the crown, bunting and doll . Gorgeous. Tracy x

  5. ...Jan this is sooo pretty, I loVe the whole shabby chic feel to your paint work, the cute bunting, all your little embellies and the crown at the heart of the roof space is gorgeous...well done Jan on this shabby-licious piece...Mel :)

  6. oh what a cute lil house and the bunting is just those charlotte dolls too :)

  7. Oh Jan this is so you. I love all the fine details in your little house. I look at each compartment and see all kinds of things hidden and peeking out. You are the Shabby Smiff.....
    Thank you for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment.
    Hugs, Les♥

  8. Oh my gosh Jan... your house is stunning... love the colors... the bunting... and the wonderful treasures inside each compartment... shabbily divine...

    Jenny x

  9. Jan this is beautiful! Such lovely colours and such a stash of delightables! I love it xx

  10. Wonderful little shabby house - love that colour combo :) I really like the window - it makes such a difference to the overall look of the box.

    Beautifully done :)


  11. Love your shabby house my friend. So cute. I love the little banner and all the wonderful little goodies you filled each box with.. I always get inspired when I pop in here..


  12. Oooooh!! This is so very fabulous! I'm actually in the throws of redoing / organizing the studio and just found 2 of these (yes, it's that bad ;)!! NOW I'm inspired to play with them! AND look at your frozen Charlotte - this is just beyond adorable, xoxo
    (& look at all your SOC on your sidebar! Thank you! ;)

  13. So wonderfully shabby and chic Jan - love the colours and all the amazing detail - especially the little bunting at the top!

  14. Oh Jan this little house is so sweet and wonderful, love all the things you have put in it.

  15. oooo love this, gorgeous colours and the little bits and pieces are just wonderful! If I crouch down real small I think I could just about get behind the picket fence, you don't mind if I move in do you?? totally fab! Mx

  16. Hi dear Jan, it's nice to be back in the blog world go. You've been very busy in my absence. And a work of art is more beautiful than the other. I love your shabby house. So beautiful! Have a nice Sunday my dear. Hugs MARTINA


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