Little wooden key cupboard

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The tiny key cupboard

The tiny key cupboard

 

Inside

Inside

 

Finished pieceFinished piece

I bought this tiny wooden key cupboard from The Craft Barn last year because it looked so cute. It had stayed forgotten in a drawer until I saw the Artful Times Challenge Blog, I wanted to try something different so the key box saw the light of inspiration. I applied black gesso all over then stamped Tim’s Classic Favourites 1 and 3 (Stampers Anonymous) with Distress embossing ink then covered in Wow Brass Sparkle and heat embossed. I stamped the classics pear and tile pattern on watercolour paper. I used Distress Markers to paint in the colours using a waterbrush, following instructions on Page 39 from Compendium of Curiosities 3. I cut the images to fit the front and inside recess. Treasure gold came to the rescue to add a bit of sparkle to the Matt gesso. I hung some keys and chain inside. My plan is to hide the box in the garden because when my son goes out as he usually forgets his keys!
I am also entering the CC3 challenge 5, hosted by Linda Ledbetter, check out her site here. There are some great prizes from Inspiration Emporium.

Watercolour technique using distress markers

Watercolour technique using distress markers

Watercolour with distress markers

Watercolour with distress markers


10 thoughts on “Little wooden key cupboard

  1. So glad you finally got to use your key box and what a lovely job you made of decorating it. Hope you enjoyed the process as much as I enjoyed looking at it.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times.
    Hugs, Neet x

  2. I adore this little key cupboard! What a great piece. And the stamped and watercolored pear is amazing. You rocked the CC3 Challenge! So glad you’re playing along.

  3. WOW!!! What an alteration! Love the watercolored pear, and each side! Just brilliant! Thanks so much for joining us on our watercolory challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  4. I love your altered key box, the watercoloring in the recessed panels looks superb as does the rich gold embossing ande gilding against the black. This is far to nice to be HIDDEN in the garden, but I can see how it would be a practical solution to your sons forgotten keys. Good luck in the challenge. Mo x

  5. Your tiny key cupboard is stunning!!! I have a little cupboard very similar to this and you’ve inspired me to get it out and create something wonderful with it! I love your black background with the gold embossing. Your use of Tim’s blueprint pear in the front is beautifully water colored. I also love his interior design that you’ve used and colored. What a neat little project! Thanks for sharing it with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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