Monday, 24 November 2014

Take one Ali Reeve Egg Cupbaord

Hi  there nice people, (well hopefully you are nice) thanks for stopping by. Hope you have nice November sunshine too.

I have finally finished a project I started a while ago, so thought I would show you.

Take one Ali Reeve, Stamp away Egg Cupboard kit. One mallet, glue and fit it together!  

Add some yummy DecoArt paint called New Life (which sadly the photo's don't do the lovely colour justice) It is a really beautiful green. I so loved it I nearly stopped there!

I decided I wanted it to look a bit worn inside, so I sanded the inside a little bit. On the outside I didn't sand it but, instead I added some DecoArt  Americana Decor crackle Medium. Left it to dry, then put my back out for a couple of weeks (queue violins) two expensive visits to the Osteopath and I was ready to carry on.

I mixed some Timeless and Everlasting paint together as, I didn't want the colour to be too beige and the Everlasting lightened up the colour.  I then dry brushed a little extra New Life on the edges of the box.

On the top I then added  a stencil by Dylusions.

I made a little duck and painted it before sticking it on the front. As our eggs are ducks eggs in this household.

At the moment the back and sides are just painted, still thinking about whether or not to add some egg stenciling on them, but at the moment it is staying as it is!

Close up of some of the crackle.

Inside of the door.

I have covered the whole thing with Soft touch varnish.

So all I need now girls is some eggs. But I might have to wait now until Easter to get some!
All for now
Kathy x


  1. Beautiful. Love the colours and that duck is fabulous.

  2. Beautiful! Love the colours and crackle and your Duck embellishment

    Jools x

  3. Love this Kathy! Gorgeous colour and the crackle is right up my street!

  4. A wonderful transformation Kathy - love the colours and the great crackle.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. What a fabulous result on your project! LOVE the duck! Thanks for stopping by my blog today - appreciate that so much.

  6. Love the egg cupboard and what you did with it is gorgeous

  7. Aha! I found you!!
    Great egg cabinet. All I need is the ducks now!!

    1. Oh hi thank you for popping by Hettie (?)