Creative Sunday ~~ Chelsea

     Posted by Lori on June 24, 2012

Quoting Chelsea ~~ “I’ve mentioned before how hard it sometimes is to find something in this little town suitable to alter… so when I happen to find something in my own home that I have forgotten about, and nobody wants it anymore… it’s pretty exciting. LOL!”

Quoting Chelsea ~~ “This little chessboard/gameboard measures about 9″ square, has a removable lid, and had dividers inside for other game pieces. Nobody has every played with it, some of the pieces were missing, so I put it into the ‘Chelsea Pile’ to see what I could do with it.”

Quoting Chelsea ~~ “I brought home some of the ‘This & That Graceful’ line from Echo Park (by Lori Whitlock) because I really fell in love with it while at the store for the Grand Reopening weekend. I thought I would try and turn it into a little pretty keepsake box for Makenna to put into her bedroom for all of the little notes she brings home from school from her friends.”

Quoting Chelsea ~~ “Items Used: Bingo Paper, Dots Paper, Lace Paper, Quilt Paper, Element Stickers, Alpha Stickers and then some glue, some popdots, some scissors, and some ribbon…. that’s all it took, and I love the end result.”

Quoting Chelsea ~~ “She absolutely loves it.  Her favorite part is the little sticker die cut in the corner, because I have sung ‘You are my sunshine’ to all of my kiddos while they are growing up.”

8 Comments so far

  1. Brooke June 24, 2012 12:26 am

    Soooo cute!

  2. Vernette June 24, 2012 8:54 am

    What a fabulous idea! Love it! Now I have to keep looking for alterable treasures whenever I visit a thrift shop. I would never thought to alter a game. Thanks for the inspiration Chelsea!

  3. Lorna June 24, 2012 9:19 am

    What an amazing keepsake for Makenna! Beautiful creation Chelsea!

  4. LisaT June 24, 2012 11:15 am

    Chelsea this is just adorable!!  What a great way to reuse your ‘found’ object!!

  5. Terri June 24, 2012 10:12 pm

    Nice!! Kylie thinks she should have a note box too!

  6. AmberD June 25, 2012 8:49 am

    Chelsea that is fantastic!!! Love all the little touches!!! WTG!!!!!

  7. Kim June 25, 2012 2:19 pm

    Cheslea, what a great keepsake box !!!! I love the colours . . they will grow with her !!!

  8. Cathy June 27, 2012 11:44 pm

    So cute - it’s been awhile since I’ve altered something like this but a game board is a perfect project :) 

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