Thursday, May 15, 2014

It's All About Him!

Challenge #6 chosen by the amazing and wonderful Anne is "All About Him" at A Vintage Journey and just in time for Father's Day or any celebration of "him." You will want to be sure to visit AVJ for all the wonderful projects my fabulous DT Sisters have for you! There is always a prize from our sponsors at Country View Crafts, so come on and join in with your Tim inspired projects!
I have had this wooden box sitting around for several years and have wanted to turn it into a "TV remote controller box" and with Anne's challenge theme, it was time! This will be a birthday gift for my hubby on June 3rd, so I am joining in the challenge at Inspiration Journal, "Celebrate." The box was lightly sanded and painted with a washy mix of Vintage Photo paint, a little bit of crackle and then rubbed with Black Soot Distress ink.
Using Tim's Clockwork, Dot Fade and Measured stencils, I applied Black Soot Distress ink and then sprayed with a matte sealer. This was then given a very light sanding.

Fired Brick paint was applied to the stamp numbers, sanded a little after drying,  as well as the Alpha part to outline the frame.
 
The Crown was covered in gold paint and then I wiped it off only allowing it to settle in the recessed areas. Added various rub-ons on tickets I cut and inked and here and there for fun! After I added the rub-ons to the box, I also inked around the edges with Vintage Photo to blend into the box. Please excuse the bits of debris in the photos! I live in the desert and it is dry and dusty and goodie for me it was also windy! I kept wiping off dust and debris and it did not matter! SORRY.
For the center focal area, I used some Ephemera pieces and stamped over the clock with Vintage Photo using the new Cracks stamp - LOVE that and shaded the edges.
The gentleman and numbers are from the Merchantile and he was stamped in Black Archival on Vellum and I colored the back using tan Sharpie ink. Added some fun metal bits and filmstrip.
For a little more "Movie" feeling added some characters to the Lattice die and some Mirror pieces, which really collect desert dust!
Next was just to add some papers and Tissue Tape from various packs to decorate the sides and inside of the now Remote Control storage box!

 


Thank you for enduring my photo heavy post and hope you will join in all the fun at AVJ! Have a wonderful day!

31 comments:

Beth said...

I get to be first today and GF this is amazing and I know hubby will love it...so enjoyed all the pictures of all the hard work you have put in this...stay safe in the heat and I hope they get those fires under control soon.
Hugs

Brenda Brown said...

Yay, what a brilliant gift idea for Steve, he'll love it to bits, just as I do. Great details and alteration. Car is hired ready for Monday, see you soon xxx

Pam said...

What a wonderful gift for your man!!!

Karen Garrard said...

Wonderful box Terry! Karen.x

Krisha said...

Your hubby is sure to love this box, wonderful gift.

Your attention to the details really do make this s treasure.

Michele said...

oh wow brilliant to make this a box for the remotes! i love all the vintage wonderfulness of it but especially like what you've done around the clock with the various elements. xo

Buttons said...

A really stylish way to store those pesky remotes Terry! I love the stencilling and whole vintage feel to this. Jenny x

Valerie-Jael said...

What a wonderful and fun piece, it has turned out really stunning. Wish I could send you some rain and cool breezes! Hugs, Valerie

Chris Warner said...

Another fabulous idea Terry! I love your boxes, they're so very clever and practical. Love your choice of decor' for this one, I'm sure hubby will love it. A great 'guy' make! Chris xxx (PS: Have a fab time shopping on Monday and Bren has a r/l hug for you from me so make sure you collect! LOL xxx)

Redanne said...

Well, what can I say? Your box is just fabulous, I love every single thing about it. Your attention to detail is superb, I love all the elements you have added, this is one fantastic male inspired make!

Hope you are not being affected by the horrible fires - please keep safe my friend... Hugs, Anne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

This is such a wonderful alteration Terry, a truly stunning (and useful) box!! Love both the outside and the inside!!

Have loads of fun with Brenda and make sure to take some pictures!!!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great idea...wonderful Terry...
Have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

Meggymay said...

An awesome gift and fabulous details.
Yvonne x

Netty said...

Love your vintage box Terry, such a great idea and a fab gift for your husband. Annette x

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Ira Huberts said...

Absolutely brilliant Terry! Love love your vintage box! No-one will ever guess it houses such modern equipment, lol! Wonderful gift for your DH, beautifully made with all of these wonderful details! Hugs, Ira xox
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Candy C said...

Terry...now THIS is a very cool TV remote control box! What a brilliant idea! I love how you've stenciled, distressed and added so many very masculine elements to this box! Great job! <3 Candy

butterfly said...

What a lovely finish on the wood, and all the stamping is fabulous. Love that film strip highlighting the eyes - so clever, and what an absolutely perfect remote control storage container - inspired! A great gift, and I'm sure it will be incredibly useful as well as fabulously funky!
Alison xx

Sharon said...

Wow what a great creation Terry!

S@ndy Diller said...

Terry - great make. I really like the idea of hiding those pesky remote controls with something so creative.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A great idea and a fabulous project. So much to see.

Julia Aston said...

What a great idea to decorate this fun writing box into a place to store those ugly and multiplying all the time remotes!! Great colors and adornments for your masculine design!

Martina2801 said...

Terry, this is fantastic! What a great inspiration piece!

Kate said...

Awesome wood box. I love your use of the TH stamps...perfect for the remotes!
Kate

barbarayaya62 said...

Clever idea and wonderful result! your box is stunning and it's a perfect gift!!! BArbarayaya

Sandra said...

Wow Terry, this is beautiful! I'm sure he is gonna love it! Hugs, Sandra

Linda R said...

What an amazing Project Terri. Such a wonderful gift for a Mister.

Hope all is well with you my friend.

Hugs~

Almo said...

Hi Terry, I love your altered box, its a great shape it reminds me of my old school desk (many years ago!)Love all the detail I think hubby will love this. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. Mo x

Annie said...

Hi Terry x Your box is so divine. There are so many details I adore it. TFS and crafty hugs
Annie xx

Nikki Acton said...

This is both fun and fantastic Terry! What a great idea - a remote control box - LOL!I love all the bits you have added - like the filmstrip over the eyes. Nikki xx

Barb Cady said...

What a fabulous box, and such a great idea for your fella! I love the way you have decorated it, it looks wonderful. x

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous box, love it! So many great details and very clever make too. ~Diane

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