Wednesday, 2 October 2013

WOYWW 226

Morning lovely crafters and WOYWW friends. It was an absolute delight to be back amongst my WOYWW friends last week. Thank you so much for welcoming me back into the fold again, I hadn't realised how much I'd missed being part of this lovely desk hop each week. If you haven't discovered this amazing group of people yet, then please pop over to see our Desk Headmistress, Julia, HERE.

My desk this morning, well yesterday afternoon to be honest, but it hasn't changed any.



I have been trying a new technique using the Luminarte Primary elements. It was something recently demonstrated by Sheena Douglass and I've been dying to have a play. It's ages since I've made something just for the fun of it so this MDF cog is going to become something....watch this space. I have some vellum flowers cut and plan to use the Julie Nutting Prima doll stamp on it but I have some DT work waiting so will have to come back to this later in the week.

Here's a close up, the shimmer and shine is amazing.



Last week I mentioned I'd been tidying up my craft room to make space for a new 12x12 cabinet so here it is in it's new home.



And this is how it started life after DH had kindly sanded it down for me.



You can see what colour it was originally though, not pretty. It had been a pastel display cabinet at my local craft centre and they were selling it off at a bargain price. I'm dead chuffed with it, it's taken all the 12x12 paper I have and I have a lot!! It also houses my rubbish bin at a perfect height to my desk.

Well that's me for today so thanks for stopping by and I hope your Wednesday is a happy one. I'll be back after work to have a good nosey round some desks.

Happy Crafting.

29 comments:

Annie said...

That cog looks really pretty Lisa. Love the colours you've chosen. What a buy that new paper store was and I love how you've painted it...so pretty.
Hugs,
A x # 48

Beryl said...

What a great find that cabinet was and it looks fabulous now it's had it's makeover. The background on the cog looks amazing. I hope we don't have to wait too long before we see what it's going to be.
Beryl xx

Artyjen said...

Love the cabinet make over ;) never see bargins like that myself!!! LOL
xoxo Sioux

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Great job on rescuing that paper cupboard! Not only does it look lovely now but it hides a multitude of sins :-)
Are you making a clock with that cog? Love the colours, blue is my favourite!
Hope you and the family are all well!
Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh my you have been busy, that cog is amazing and your paper storage is stunning!! Take care Zo xx 65

sandra de said...

Hi Lisa you have done a wonderful job of repurposing the drawers and it sounds like it is made to fit a crafters needs. I am also liking what you are doing to the cog the paint shimmer is captured beautifully. It can be hard to get a good pic of the shimmer. Have a lovely week.
Sandra @68

Kate Hadfield said...

Oh I love the new cabinet, what a find! Super paint effect on it too :) Thanks for the visit, I am discovering exactly what you mean about WOYWW becoming addictive!
Kate #51

Sarah Leonard said...

I love your new paper storage drawers - such a lovely paint job you've done on them :)

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

The Taming of the Glue said...

What a fab cabinet, great find. The cog looks interesting. Hugs. Pam#41

jill said...

How pretty the large cog is , you've done a brilliant job with altering it. I just love it , Happy woyww Lisa, ,, Jill #44

Carole said...

I love the 12 X 12 cabinet...very handy to organize...nice to have a DH that has sanding skills too! The cog is intriguing..I'll be back
Carole #79

Maisie Moonshine said...

Two fab projects for us to admire today. Your paper cabinet - perfect storage and so beautifully made-over and your cog project looks as though it is going to be gorgeous - love those dreamy shades you've chosen. Thanks for your visit. Have a great week MMx #46

Sandy Leigh said...

So envious of your new 12X12 paper storage! You did a great job acquiring that piece and upcycling it to something so cool. So many beautiful scrapbook papers keep coming out that I can't quit buying them! Thanks so much for your visit too. Sandy Leigh #3

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lisa, the cog looks fantastic ... I've been stalking Sheena on TV to watch her demonstrations and have them all stored in my head waiting for the day I can sit down and play again.

Love, love, love your cabinet ... 12x12 drawers are as rare as hen's teeth so you have been incredibly lucky to buy this one. And it looks gorgeous after the facelift you've given it.

Thanks for your earlier visit and in answer to your question, yes, we are moving house. Arthritis and old age has meant that we had to look for a house with a garden that wasn't on a steep slope and had no stairs - it took a year but we found the perfect place. It's being totally refurbish at the moment but should be ready for when we move in mid November. In the meantime I'm having to pack away the craft room - it's terrible :(

I hope you have a good week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #49

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That is a nice cabinet for your papers. That is, after you painted it. It was rather bleak beforehand for sure. That cog is incredible! You couldn't see the shimmer or the stamping on it in the first photo; so glad you showed up another one. What a great project.

Sarah said...

The cog is looking fab!! Love the cabinet and how you've altered it!! Thanks for visiting me earlier today! Sarah x #78

Jules occasionally vintage said...

The cogs looking great! Love the cabinet now its sanded

Darnell J Knauss said...

What an AWESOME cabinet for your 12x12 papers, Lisa! You will have everyone who looks at this chuffed to bits about it!! And your cog is gorgeous, too!! Happy WOYWW! Thanks for coming by to see me! Have a wonderful couple of weeks! Darnell #10

Alison Wade said...

Happy Belated WOYWW and thanks for visiting me earlier. Firstly, I love that cog. I bought myself a mini chest, so I could stray away from purely digital crafting, but not got round to doing anything with it yet. Also loving the 12x12 storage. I really need to sort out my paper/card - going to make that a priority. Ali x #52

BJ said...

What a super set of 12x12 drawers you have made a great job of painting/decorating them. Love the cog too, my favourite colour can't wait to see it finished. Thanks for the visit BJ#39

Lisa-Jane said...

That's a brilliant find! I love the transformation too. That cog is absolutely gorgeous and I love all the swirls and the depth of colour variation.

Hettie said...

That coggey thingey looks really good. Looking forward to seeing it finished!
Love that cabinet....all those drawers! Love how you have decked it up too.
Hugs
xx

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Lisa
Your cog is gorgeous just what i imagine a heavenly swirly cloud would be like. You are so lucky with your new cabinet such a great space I bet you had fun decorating it. I wonder what you are using in the marmalade jar?
Janet @57

Gay Peplow said...

Hello there Lisa, You've been busy:D I am loving the set of drawers, pretty paint job and fabulous storage :D The cog also looks really interesting, gorgeous painty effects! I'm intrigued to find out how you will complete the make over :D Thank you for your visit and kind comments :D xx

Julia Dunnit said...

What a score on the cabinet...better yet though, it looks so fab! love the cog...I never met a luminaries product I didn't like, they really give a stunning finish in hands like yours.

Queen Lightwell said...

The cog is progressing very nicely and I would be totally chuffed with the new storage, too, it looks sweet! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment already...and no, there really isn't any room for what's in the bags! But I had to have it all! lol Deeyll #53

Gay Peplow said...

I'm always knocked out by how tidy your desk is Lisa :D I'm loving your cog based creation, can't wait to see it finished! What a brilliant find, your drawers are just perfect and I love how you brought them back to life! Magic :D Hugs Gay x

Mrs.D said...

Thanks for visiting me, sorry to be so late visitng anyone.
I love that chest, it is gorgeous. so useful. And that cog is going to be something very special soon.
Chris #50

Claire Phillips said...

Hi Lisa - so lovely to hear from you. It seems like an age since I've had a wee look about in blogland! I love the look of your cog, can't wait to see what it becomes. Indeed no month is ever expense free and yep we too have had a scarey year. I have bought a new camera......and think it'll take me another 3 months to find out how to work it properly. Cheers Claire x