Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wisteria Shadowbox Knockoff




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Shanty 2 Chic


When I saw that Shanty 2 Chic was having a Gorilla Glue party, I was excited to see the upcoming new posted projects but disappointed that I wasn’t going to be able to participate in it because I had never used wood glue in a craft project before and didn’t have any on the horizon.


Wisteria shadowbox
But that all changed after a recent visit to Wisteria.com and I saw these shadowbox display cases. As soon as I saw them, I knew that it was my Gorilla Glue project!


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I used an 5x7 unfinished wood shadowbox, candlestick and finial - all purchased at Hobby Lobby for 30% off. I also purchased a larger 11x14 wood shadowbox, a taller candlestick and another finial from Michaels.


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I used an anodized bronze spray paint as a basecoat and brushed brown metallic glaze and Spanish Copper Rub ‘n Buff over all of the wood pieces to create a faux metal appearance on the surfaces.


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I screwed small eye hooks into the top of each shadowbox. I removed the backs of both shadowboxes and used it as a template to cut a piece of acrylic sheet I had leftover from this poster frame to fit the back of each shadowbox.


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I used the fast setting, short clamp time Gorilla Wood glue to glue the candlestick to the bottom of each shadowbox. I also hammered three small nails thru the bottom of the shadowboxes into the candlesticks for added stability. I also glued each finial into the top of each shadowbox and hung the crosses from the eye hooks.


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32 comments:

julie said...

hey annette! how wonderful! i love these! i will be copying! so glad you found your gorilla glue project! great job!

Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure said...

These turned out GORGEOUS! I love them. I dont think I've ever seen anything like them before. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Nancy said...

Those are beautiful! They turned out so well...good job!
Nancy

Jane said...

Fabulous job!! These are very unique and look great with the crosses. I am going to have to try this myself. Thanks for the inspiration.
Jane

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

ok, seriously, these are brilliant. I've never seen anything like this before. I am going to hobby lobby tomorrow and I WILL be copying you! :) I LOVE this! I totally think you should win for the best project!

Jenny said...

These are so neat! Great job!

Jane said...

Holy cow! That is awesome. I am dying that I don't have a Hobby Lobby! I have never seen those wood finials at Michaels but I am hoping to soon. Goodness. What goodness.

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

Wow you did an awesome job!!!

Symone's Mommy said...

Girl, you be doing it! Looks good!

Gail said...

OH MY...they turned out GREAT! I've marked this page to add to my "list of things to do". Thanks for sharing.

Have a wonderful day.

L.Duncan@home23duncanboys said...

You are may "GO TO GAL" for inspiration! I am always amazed by how you come up with these amazing crafts. Great job lady!!!

Jen said...

Ummm...yeah...that kinda knocked my socks off! I LUV IT! Thanks for posting at Shanty2Chic!

Ann said...

Fantabulous! I am so jealous I don't have a "Hobby Lobby"...what the hark is that place.. and where is it?? I love your creative projects!! ann at housefinally.blogspot.com

Kristy said...

What a great idea - I'm definitely stealing it!

Mandy said...

Very cool project! I love them! You did a great job - can't wait to copy yo ;)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

These look great - I love them.

Cindy said...

Wow Annette! You go girl...way to do a knock off that looks better than the real deal :o) I love seeing your projects, always inspires me!

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

WOW this WILL look great in my living room.

Room to Inspire said...

Very creative! And I love the color treatment you used...gorgeous.

Chelsea

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

Hi there!
These are AWESOME!

Dayka said...

I've never seen anything like this! VERY creative--I really like it. I have some broken sea fans and this would probably be a good project to frame what I have. Thanks for sharing!

Stefanie said...

Brilliant! I LOVE Wisteria but can't afford it! Thanks for showing me a way to re create for less

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Annette!! You are the BOMB and have more than inspired me on my next project... I will for sure be giving you some blog love for it!! Thanks!!!
~Whitney

janna said...

You did such a good job on these! I think I'll have to make something like this.

Audra said...

Love this! I think they are amazing! I may try my hand at this, with something similar.
btw...thanks for the link to the Susie Ketchum plate. I did a bit more research, hard to find more than just examples of her work, but I am POSITIVE that she is the same artist that created my Day of the Dead plate. Thank you for doing the leg work for me! You are fabulous, lady!

Barbara Jean said...

These are wonde3rful
Glad i found you

blessings
barbara jean

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

I am so glad I found a fellow Texas girl! Love the frames!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Ok I need you to send me some of your creative jeans PLEASE!!!
This is a great project!! I love the use of the crosses-

blessings
mary

Its So Very Cheri said...

These are absolutely magnificent.

I have a blog party--Its So Very Creative--I sure would love it if you would post this--


Your new follower
Cheri

Leigh Ann said...

Beautiful , so creative!

ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

Oh My Gosh, they are lovely!

Bette Creek said...

WOW this is gorgeous!

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