Sunday, 29 November 2009

Tesco Advent Calendar House

How brilliant is this?  It’s The Tesco Advent House. I had read about them on a thread in Scrappers but they are a devil to find, but thanks to my sister’s shopping tenacity she was able to locate a couple for me.
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They only cost £5 and are made from wood/MDF, unbelievable value.  My plan is to alter mine like the ones I have seen on UKS, but obviously with the start of Advent only two days away, it’s not going to be ready for this year.  I think it might turn into a labour of love, which I hope to start over Christmas when I am home for two weeks.
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The first thing I am going to do is repaint it in a cream colour, that will probably send me scatty, especially when it comes to the 24 little boxes, but they say preparation is everything.
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The next step will be to cover the front of each drawer, I am thinking a vintage/worn red, sage green, and cream – hopefully I will be able to find some lovely papers in the sales, perhaps K & Co or Basic Grey …. any way I shall post each stage as I get to it.
If you would like to see other peoples Advent houses click on the link below which is a UKScrappers Thread dedicated to Advent Houses


Lou x said...

Never seen them before, and I'm a regular shopper there :s

I think it will look great redecorated, going to check out your link.....

Merry said...

Can't wait to see your amazing transformation of this piece. What a great buy.

Ali M said...

Morning..Mine is sitting at my Uncles in Redditch at the mo but should be with me later today when we meet for dinner!I couldnt get hold of one so he sought one out for me a couple of weeks ago!Like you I wont start mine just yet!theres some great ones been shared on UKS hasnt there!
take care

Happy1234 said...

I want a couple of these - I look forward to seeing yours as you go along.

louisa said...

Well done on getting your hands on one of these Helen. HAve searched high and low but have now HAD to give up. Can't wait to see what you do with yours - vicarious crafting.

Janice said...

ooh very cute, my DS works for Tesco, must ask him if he has seen these.

Rainmac said...

Can't wait to see what you do with this!!! May try and get myself one (or two) for next year ;-)

manicstamper said...

I managed to get one of these and I'm hoping to get time to alter mine while I am off work over Christmas. It won't be for Christmas though as I want to do a vintage/grungy look to sit on a shelf in my workroom.
Can't wait to see what you do with yours.