Monday, 6 February 2012

Tilly's Tapestries & Turnings




A while back, in 2011, I said that 2012 would bring 3 new mini projects for me!

Well, here is one of them... Tillys Tapestries & Turnings Shop!

I was lucky to get this lovely little shop on Ebay, it was a bargain and I loved the window shape. When it arrived, the lovely seller had popped a matching shelf unit in the parcel :0)



This lovely little shop sat on my dresser until recently, when I had the urge to set to work on transforming this shop into Tillys Tapestries & Turnings!

It is meant to be a fancy little shop, selling handstitched Tapestries and pretty wood turnings.

I began the 'makeover' by adding a layer of Artmache to the exterior of the building and then painting it in a green acrylic paint. Once dry, I dabbed a darker green over the sides of the building to create an older look.



Then I painted a biscuit 'wash' over the window and door, wiping it all over to create a rough, worn look before it dried.


Inside the shop, I went out of my comfort zone a little and wallpapered in a dark stripe paper!
I then added a little ornate fireplace and laid a dark grey flagstone floor.




A little lace runner and a spiderplant on the windowsill has added a little charm to this project. Now, I just have to get stitching all those tapestries to fill that large shelf unit :0)




Julia :0)




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16 comments:

  1. looking fab as ways, love the matching unit, nice touch and lovely of the seller to include it, looking forward to seeing more of this project

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    1. Thankyou :0) I will be busy stitching this week, so I will hopefully have some more photos to share next week :0)

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  2. This is going to be so cute ;) I love the little shelf that came with your shop. I know you are going to have fun filling Tilly's with your beautiful needle work.

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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    1. Thanks Victoria :0) This one was so hard to get right as it was a little different colourwise for me! I have lots to do project wise now :0) xxx

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  3. Such a sweet little shop Julia and I love Tilly xxx

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  4. Thankyou Joy. Tilly is one of my first ever dolls :0) xxxx

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    1. Julia its a darling shop. I saw 2 of these on buy it now really cheap on ebay last night, had gone to send the link but theyve gone! Someone got a bargain, they needed work, but look at what you can make of them its fab! Im so behind on projects, are you making another sweet shop? I havnt forgotten your sweets, no minis have been done or made this end, ill get John to put a rocket where the sun dosnt shine and make some lol!!xxx

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    2. Hi Kate :0)
      I missed those two on Ebay last night, I was peeking at the newly listed shops aswell! :)
      Yes, I am doing another sweetshop, I have had to move my all my houses and I dont have as much room now, so I am going to sell my old, larger sweetshop and hubby is making me a new smaller one for all my sweets and my sweetmaker wizard and witch :)
      I have been behind with my projects too, there is a definate lack of motivation in this house at the moment! lol
      Julia xxx

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  5. Precioso proyecto!!! Está quedando muy bonita la tienda de tapices.
    Besitos.

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  6. Looks lovely and I love what you've done. I do like the window shape too :)

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  7. It's looking wonderful! How fun!!

    Jamie

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  8. A really cute shop. The window is beautiful and I like what you have done.
    Mona

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  9. This one is going to keep you busy. The spider plant in the window is a nice touch.

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  10. I love it all but I especially love the little spider plant! It's adorable!

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  11. Thankyou ladies :0) After a slow start, I loved working on this project :0) xx

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