Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Petaloo redo with Marion Smith

A while ago... a long while... my friend gifted me this sweet little house to play with...

It has sat quietly for a very long time, waiting patiently for attention.

Not quite so long ago Petaloo asked if might like to be a guest designer during their Marion Smith blog hop. I love Petaloo's products so I jumped at the chance! As soon as I saw the Marion Smith papers I knew they were destined to transform this cutie into a shabby chic abode.

So with a bit of love, products and a bucket of glue, here's the after:

You can see more pics over on the Petaloo blog but here are a couple of my favourite details:

The copper drain pipe. It's simply a bendy drinking straw painted with copper enamel paint but I sort of love it. I'm also pretty proud of that roof tpp! I made a slew of those tiles and still ran out halfway through and had to make a second batch. The effect was totally worth the effort.
And finally a peek at the interior which is very fancy indeed with loads of beautiful floral products from Petaloo and a very important tea box hedgehog :)

It was an absolute pleasure to design for Petaloo during the Marion Smith blog hop. And, just in case something strikes your fancy, here's a list of the products I used...

Botanica Blooms Pink & Teal
Botanica Mini's Pink  & Teal
Botanica Chantilly Mixed Blooms Cream

Spring Berry Clusters Pink
Flora Doodles Velvet Hydrangeas Cream & Pink
Marion Smith MOTLEY
Off the Wall
Not too Shabby
• Darling
Marion Smith NEVER GROW UP
• In the Garden
• Treasure Map
• Never Never
Other Products
Flower and Leaves Dresden Borders
Chipboard Window Frames
Bendy Straws
Wooden Stir Sticks
Miscellaneous buttons and other vintage 'junk'
Acrylic Paint