Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Graphic 45 - Olde Curiosity Shoppe - Carousel

Graphic 45's
Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection
Pig's do fly Carousel
Created by: Charlie LaBonte

A friend of mine gave me this "thing" and asked me if I could make a merry-go-round. Her husband was shocked that she would put something like this in the garbage, of all things.  LOL.  When I saw it, I new what I wanted to do, sorta.  I just did not know how to get it from my brain to the actual end results.  It was a challenge, I have to admit that.  It is not perfect, I learned alot during this process and that is the main thing.   I have the before, during and after pictures.  I hope you enjoy.


I had no idea how I was going to "cover" that ugly thing on the top

I was not able to take this think apart, so everything was a struggle to make. Lots and lots of templates using copy paper. I mean LOTS!

These are wooden dowels that I bought and cut to the length needed.  Once I got the all assembled, I realized that they scrapped along the base to I had to do lots of sanding. LOTS of sanding on the ends to make them just skim the surface of the base. 

I had all the dowels in and realized that I forgot to paper the center and had to take them all out again.  Learn as you go.

There were so MANY steps to makeing this, but I just could not take that many pictures.  There were a few hours spent makeing the template for the top and lots of frustration.  But in the end, I think it turned out ok.  Like I said, I learned a lot making this project


There are so many things I would do differently if I were to do this again, but for my first real challenging project, I think I did ok.

Products Used:
Ranger Stickles - Midnight Blue
Ranger Adirondack Dabber - Pool

I hope you ejoyed and please be sure to shop at The Hens' Den


  1. It's fabulous! Challenging and at times frustrating but the end result is brilliant!