Saturday, 8 October 2011

Scrappy chest of drawers

 I've been waiting all week to be at home while there was some sunshine so that I could take some less  dreary photos but eventually had to give up! I prefer the look of this project in real life anyway :) I've also shared this over at The Scrappy Tree for my Friday post this week.
This project is based on a piece in an article by Morag Cutts in the July 2011 issue of Craft Stamper which my Mum saw and immediately fell in love with!  She asked me to make it for her birthday which is at the end of August, but has been very patient in waiting for it until I finished it recently; time just ran away from me in the run up to the wedding!
I did make it with a few changes from the original in line with Mum's preferences; I ordered the same chest of drawers by Eco Crafts and started layering with blue and cream acrylic paint and clear crackle paint, but when Mum saw the blue chest with the cream drawers in it, she decided she wanted it to stay that way!

The 'handles' on the front are Graphic 45 button brads; I snapped the brad part off at the back, and glued the button part on to the front of each drawer with a glue gun; there were two designs in the pack so I used one of each in turn.

Mum has some of the sewing themed Tim Holtz supplies so I used these along with a few others that seemed to fit; stamps, die-cuts and a scrap of Tim Holtz paper :)
I played around with a few different things to go with the thread reel and the dress form but in the end went for this Prima flower with some matching thread for the real, and found some buttons in my stash which seemed to contrast well :)

It looks completely different in sunlight so I'll have to see to see if I can replace these pictures when the sun comes out; it's so grey here at the moment!  The sun only seems to shine for short periods while I'm away from the house so it will have to be well-timed :)


Sherry Edwards said...

Wow Gayle, it looks fantastic, bet your Mum loves it.

humel said...

This is so lovely! I have all kinds of little storage units just desperate for a makeover, you've inspired me to get on with it :)

And I can't believe how long it's taken me to read your wedding posts!! September was manic for me! But it's been so good to catch up with them now :)

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

So cute! I'll bet your mom thought it was worth waiting for. I was asked by my mother in law to paint a butterfly house and I still haven't done it, that was 4 years ago!

I don't think your pictures look bad, they are very dramatic :)