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Nov 11, 2012

Altered Project


The project today is one I've been working on for a while now. I had to order some pieces, and then they arrived right before I had to leave. 

Oh goodness...I didn't tell you....we have another grandchild! A little girl named Myah! She's just the most adorable little thing, and SO beautiful!! So that's where we've been lately...way up north in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Talk about a scary drive both ways...but we made it! 

Since then I've been working amidst lots of company trying to get it finished so I could show you! Here it is!
Front View
Side View
Back View
Side View
Top View
What's it made of? Matchboxes! Dollar Store match boxes. I love a good deal! =D

The hardest part? Getting the drawer pulls lined up!!! Ugh!

This was not my original idea. Lucky you too...because I have a link for you to the original artist who posted a video tutorial if you'd like to make your own. Yay!

While you're there, don't miss the talented Laura's 

There's some more company on the agenda and a Ridgeview card, but hopefully I can get a digi done in the next week.

Have a good one!

No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love has been brought to full expression through us. 1 John 4:12 NLT



  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! And oh my goodness this is fabulous. WOW. Looks so professional...like it's made of metal. I'm gonna check out that tutorial! Thanks again, and all the best to your family, CG

  2. Carmen the chest is amazing! Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. I think I'm going to give it a try! I am so impressed.

  3. Cool project! Congrats on the new grand daughter!! Yeah, I know all about that ride to Fort Mac! I lived there for a while!!! Yikes!!!

  4. Beyond gorgeous!!! Pinning! So hard to believe these are match boxes! WOW!!! Congrats on the new grand baby as well...even bigger WOW!

  5. Great project; looks awesome!!! Congrats on the new grandbaby! :)

  6. Congrats on your new granddaughter.
    What a beautiful chest.

  7. Absolutely stunning Carmen! I'm going to check out the tutorial. Many congratulations on your new grandchild:)
    Val x

  8. Wow, this is amazing. I would never have guessed it was made out of matchboxes. Will have a look at the tutorial.
    Congrats on your new granddaughter.


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