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« on: January 31, 2011 09:31:02 PM »

My jewelery box has been in a state of crisis for the past few years. Messy, overcrowded, and gathering a lot of dust because I was unwilling to brave it's contents for what I wanted, choosing instead to just put up with a lack of decoration. This, as any good Craftster will know, is unacceptable.

So. Before work one day, I made the quickest trek to the reject shop and grabbed two small chest of drawers on sale, for $5 each. While they were destined to be re-covered and made less blindingly fuschia, I thought that a total revamp could work for my jewelery woes. I don't have any pictures of the before, but as you can see from a few as-of-yet uncovered parts in my new boxes, they were variations on fuschia, lavender, and a bit of baby blue.

Forgive the atrocious lighting -- it is raining like nothing else outside, and there is no natural light to be found.



There they are, in all their attractive glory. My room is a vague beige colour, and I've recently been adding a lot of green around the place to brighten it up, so I thought these would go nicely. They're mod-podged fabric scraps from a quilt I am making, coated heavily to make them stiff and indestructible.

I had to replace what were fake silver handles that had been riveted in, I think, with a fun black cord I had laying around. it's just knotted on the inside, but it's doing a wonderful job.



There are the full eight drawers. They're in sets of four, so i can have them sitting side by side or ontop of each other, as space permits.



And here's some of my jewelery inside! As you can see, I didn't cover the entire drawer in fabric. This is because it was a tight enough fit to get the drawers in and out when they were just cardboard -- it's rather more difficult now that they've got a few extra layers of fabric and mod podge in them! I've been stretching the box and drawers using wedges made of masking tape rolled up, to encourage them to bend and pull out nicely. It's working rather well, so far.



And the final glory photo of my favorite fabric. It's a lovely mustard yellow and teal.

Thanks so much for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011 10:14:09 PM »

How neat! I'm fond of the shades of green you used and I really like the patterns. That mustard and teal fabric is awesome. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011 12:04:14 AM »

i love the fabrics, and the cords make smily faces, which is almost as cheerful as your colors.
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2011 02:13:44 AM »

Thanks! Luckily, most of the greens do match in real life, they just don't photograph well. And hee, they do smile a bit, don't they!
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011 06:10:27 AM »

Love them! Thats an awesome idea!!
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