Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Verona creative storage project - a first Blog Tonic Post from Mandy

Welcome to our newest blogger Mandy. Here is her first post on Blog Tonic....

Hello. I have enjoyed making this creative storage project very much.

You get the complete kit to make your Verona Unit including pictorial instructions which make it so easy to put together and the Creative Storage Adhesive – a good quality glue with a grab fast action.
Once I had built the unit and the drawers (which are part of the kit) it was time to play and decorate it.  I used the Decorative Paper Pack – Forever Vintage which contains 20 unique double-sided 150gsm papers.  There are so many designs to choose from I was stuck as to which ones to go for.  After thinking about it for lots of minutes (!) I decided to go along the masculine route choosing the gorgeous clocks and keys designs.
First I painted the Verona in Olive Green acrylic paint from the Nuvo Collection.  I applied 2 –3 coats leaving each layer to dry in between.  I then painted the inside and outsides of all drawers.  Once all the paint was dry I cut and layered the Vintage design papers onto the project using the Pure Matt Adhesive from the Forever Moments range.
Next was the handles.  I love these so much as they are simply attached with brads.  The handles are solid metal and are a good weight – very good quality.  I used two sets of the Bureau Handles.  I added some metal embellishments from my stash and added gold highlights on all edges of the Verona unit using the Gilding Blush in Gold Leaf.

And there you have it – I can’t wait to get hold of another one and try a different look!

Mandy x

See Mandy's original post on her blog here.  


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks muchly Karen. What a fantastic product range!


  2. Hi Mandy, I love the vintage feel of your project, great work x x x

    1. Thank you Jennifer that's very kind of you but to be honest the products were wonderful to work with and the vintage papers are to die for :) xx