Sunday, 5 September 2010

BEACH HUT

Went to the local car boot sale last week and found all sorts of great stuff to alter, including this Beach Hut which has a flip-top lid so is very useful storage. I have another one almost identical which is pale blue, but this one had been well loved and was a little bit beaten up, so cried out for "the treatment"!
So .... I took the hinges off so I could paint it, what other colour except pink using a Dulux matchpot, and made the roof black. The whole thing then got a coat of Mod Podge to protect it. I then raided my scrapbook paper offcuts for anything pink - found one or two bits - and set to layering these across the front. More Mod Podge sealed these.

And this is the result! A Thing of beauty and a Joy Forever eh? Haven't decided what to keep in it yet but am sure to think of something! Not bad for a 50p car boot sale find!!

14 comments:

Jacqui said...

Love it!!

Alix said...

oooh i can just imagine you in there wriggling into your swimsuit for a dip! xx

Minxy said...

What a find Rosie, and now its had the pink treatment it will fit right in to your pretty room :D

LadyBug said...

I think it looks prefect and will fit in a treat with your room. Is it tall enough for a secret stash of copics or promarkers?

Sandra Hall said...

Brilliant is what I say!

Jackie said...

What a find. I'm impressed that you and Mr Podge have transformed it. What is Podge? I once bought all th e'Napkin Podge' that hobbycraft had in their sale bin, fabric glue at 9p a bottle. But I still don't know what podge means.

thekathrynwheel said...

Brillinat! It's wonderful. And pink is my favourite colour ever!

Val said...

I've just come across your blog through some hopping I've been doing. I love the beachhouse and what you have done to it.
Hugs
Valx

Mod Podge Amy said...

OMG, so cute!!

Infarrantly Creative said...

Wow that is stinking adorable. Perfect little frilly thing!

Izzy said...

This is so cute! I'm thinking how to make something similar with those wood ice cream sticks that I have in my preschool group...:)

Sam said...

Love how you have altered this! It looks really good pink!

Christine said...

What a terrific way to use scraps, I love the way it came out!

Anonymous said...

You've done it again Rosie.
It is gorgeous.
Maybe it's a secret beach house for the fairies that live through the doorway in your skirting board?