Posts Tagged ‘decoupge’

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make me pretty – one dresser two ways

January 13, 2011

Furniture is not my only obsession – I am also really into food and food tv shows. How many times has a top chef contestant described their dish as _____ two ways? Pork belly, asparagus, rock fish – whatever the ingredient, the point is to show how different the preparations can be.

So I decided to take a cue from top chef and re-do this dresser two ways. When some friends moved recently they decided to get rid of a couple of little mini-dressers/end-tables – yeah for me! They were a pair – a matching set. Perfect for my two personality experiment. Here are the before shots:

And the after pictures of the first dresser:

I tried a new thing with this piece – fabric covered drawer pulls. I make fabric covered switchplate covers all the time so I figured why not put fabric on some metal drawer pulls.

Check back soon to see how dresser number 2 turns out!

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make me pretty – do the robot

December 8, 2010

Some of you might remember the owl chair that I made for my friend’s sons a couple months ago. After I finished I started thinking I really needed to make something for Jasper. I had a kids rocking chair in my furniture stock pile that would be a perfect fit. I just had to decide what fabric to use. What is Japser really into? Robots!

It all started with Wall•e. He hadn’t even seen the movie – he just saw a picture of the robot in a store and became obsessed. He called him dirty robot because Wall•e is kind of rusty and jasper is kind of obsessed with dirt. Anyway, the obsession has continued and grown and when I saw this super cute Japanese fabric (have I mentioned that Japan makes the cutest fabric ever!) at the store I knew it was meant to be.

Here is the rocking chair before:

And after:

PS – This is going to be a Christmas Present for Jasper so shhhh!