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Topic: Boring IKEA drawers into zingy craft storage!  (Read 2445 times)
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Pearlescent
« on: November 30, 2008 10:30:53 AM »

4am one morning I decided to smarten up my IKEA drawers which I had been given with a load of craft stuff in it from a lovely lady on Freecycle. I promptly went back to bed after finding out that the paper I had chosen to cover it in wasn't big enough and forgot all about it!

Three months later I remembered and set to work with my wallpaper stash which I had accumulated from the likes of Freecycle and 'Reduced Price' sales etc.

I discarded the Winnie the Pooh paper and the purple stripes and went for a lovely zingy green and blue look and just happened to have several rolls of green wall paper all of which matched so I chose the blue / green stripe for the front and the plain green for the body of the box.

The transfers you can see ware something I put on when I first got it to brighten it up but really, a flowers and hearts girl I am definitely now so...

I set too painting all the wood that was going to be exposed with white acrylic and then stuck the wallpaper on the other bits and trimmed it all down using a very sharp scalpel.

It still needs a couple of things doing to it, I want to cover the bottom of the drawers and the bottom of the box with felt so my pencils won't get damaged in the drawers and the box won't scratch anything I put it on should I decide to ever remove it from the top of the speaker in the front room Grin

Anyway... here's the photos:











... and no... the pencils and pens are never usually that tidy! Grin

I LOVE LOVE LOVE IKEA stuff as I can decorate it and make it my own rather than trying to find things to fit into my decorating schemes. Now I just need an trucks worth more storage like that and I might actually start to get organized!
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2008 10:46:22 AM »

awesome
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2008 11:50:05 AM »

Oooh, that's lovely! You've inspired me to ponder interesting ways to decorate my own boring craft drawers  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2008 09:16:40 AM »

Lovely job.  Now the box looks brand new.  I love the green and blues.
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2008 10:27:48 AM »

Snazzy! I like it!
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Okay so once again I am completely redoing my pictures. Got tired of photobucket, the only reason I used it was for here so I decided I will just use Craftster's photo uploader. So while I am switching over my photo links will be broken. Message me if there is a post you would like the pics for.
Pearlescent
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2008 02:55:26 AM »

Thanks Cheesy

My OH says I keep wandering around our flat with bits of wallpaper in my hand with 'tht look in my eye' I think he thinks if he stands still too long I'm going to paper him over to make him match too Cheesy
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