Friday, June 13, 2014

Chest of drawers-inspired by Cath Kidson


I found this chest of drawers at the Flea Market and it had to come home with me.  
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This piece is old and has good bones, but needed some TLC.  I thought of storing fabric in the great drawers and Cath Kidson http://www.cathkidston.com ) and her cheery look came to mind.  I decided to put fabric on the inside drawer fronts.  First I mixed up an aqua home made chalk paint and got to painting.  I then used some of the paint and lightened it with white and did a quick dry bush over the piece.  I pulled out 3 different cheerful and fresh pieces of fabrics from my stash (the stash is taking up my small closet in the office!).   I placed my fabric on my counter and then put the drawer fronts face down on it and traced around the drawer front.  I cut out the pattern with a little extra to fold over for a hem.  I decided to Modge Podge the fabric on to the fronts and then Modge Podge over the entire fabric.  I like how it turned out and the fabric is sort of rough and it feels very sturdy.  I distressed  the chest of drawers and sealed it with wax/hemp oil.  





















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66 comments:

  1. It's official - the prettiest piece of furniture I have seen tonight! Maybe even all week. Pinning and sharing.

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  2. Thank you Donna--it was a fun project to do with the fabric.

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  3. Love this - So bright and cheery esp with the little surprise when you open the doors! Pinned :)

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  4. Darrielle, you never disappoint! What an unexpected surprise on the inside. Such a pretty idea.

    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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    1. Thank you Mary--I am glad you like my things and ideas!

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  5. visiting from simple and sweet friday. This is a stunning change. Wow

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  6. My favorite piece of yours so far! I love the colors and think it is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Suzanne-that's a big compliment coming from you. Thanks!

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  7. It is simply stunning! Love the color & hardware & wheels.

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    1. Thank you Mary--I love the hardware and casters too!

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  8. So pretty! The fabrics compliment each other so well.

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    1. Thank you--I wasn't sure if fabric would work but I am glad I tried it and that it did work.

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  9. Oh wow! I am simply stunned to silence... This is so stunning. And I thought that BEFORE I saw the before picture... You are an artist.....
    :)
    x Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. Thank you Crystelle--What a compliment-I am blushing!

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  10. What a stunning transformation!!

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  11. Simply gorgeous! Love the Cath Kidson inspiration :) Stopping by from Say G'Day!

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    1. Thank you Pernilla--For some reason I just thought of Cath Kidson when I saw this piece so I went with my vision.

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  12. Oh My! What a great make over. I love it!
    ~Liz

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  13. Love the chest! Love the BLUE! Love the distressed paint job! I TOTALLY LOVE THIS MAKEOVER! I am so glad I found you at The Dedicated House link up!

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    1. Thank you Jeanette-I am glad you love it because I love it too!

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  14. Your chest of drawers is stunning! I love the color and the fabric on the drawers. I just painted a similar piece and wish I had seen yours first. I simply painted mine with a chippy milk paint finish in white. Pinning! Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you-I bet yours is beautiful too and have a great weekend too

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  15. Wow, what a difference a coat of paint makes....I love it!! Pinned.

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  17. Just beautiful - what a brilliant idea!
    ( love your custom color too - soooo pretty! )
    Hopping over from Knick of Time :)
    xox

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    1. Thank you Suzan- I thought if I kept the chest of drawers I would put fabric in the drawers so why not put it on the fronts for color and wow. I like how it turned out.

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  18. That is just the most adorable, happy little piece of furniture that I've ever seen! Just love it! Pinning this one for future Pinspiration!

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    1. Thank you Jeanette--I like that the piece is happy too!

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  19. I absolutely love this piece! The fabric on the fronts with that blue is sooo pretty. Gorgeous actually!!! Visiting from Knick of Time and now following you.

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    1. Thank you Tuula--I am glad the fabric ideas turned out and I love it too! I love new followers!

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  20. A very amazing and creative transformation...just lovely! :)

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    1. Thank you Deb-I love how it turned out too!

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  21. Very pretty! True trash to treasure story, and your pics are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing over at Coastal Charm...I will be following.
    judypimperl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Judy-I agree trash to treasure!

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  22. You did an awesome job on that piece! It is so pretty and when opened up - what a surprise!! Great job!!

    Judy

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    1. Thank you Judy-I like the fabric on the drawers!

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  23. This is beautiful! I love the colors.
    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

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  24. I love the look. The great color and rustic look and especially what you did with the drawers. So pretty. Makes me want to go yardsaling/thriftstore-ing to find my own!

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    1. Thank you very much-the hunt is one of my favorite parts of the process!

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  26. How did I miss this one? It is gorgeous! Perfectly shabby chic!! I can just see it in a pretty craft room filled with vintage lace and ribbons.

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    1. Thank you Victoria--I thought about filling it with my linen stash too!

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  27. Hi Darrielle,
    Just wanted to let you know that your gorgeous chest of drawers is being featured at the DIY Sunday Showcase Party this weekend!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thank you Marie--I am glad you liked it and thanks for featuring it!

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  28. Thanks for sharing at the Say G’day party. I’ve just pinned your post to the Say G’Day Saturday Board and will be featuring you at my Friday Favorites post!

    Hope you can join us again this weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Thank you Natasha-Have a great weekend and thanks for the feature!

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  29. Simply stunning! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/06/anything-blue-friday-week-60.html Hope to see you again at the little blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you Kathryn-Thanks for the feature!

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  30. Oh my gosh, this is fabulous! Love, love it!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  31. D.D., I recently found your blog and wanted to tell you I think you are SO talented! Love all the pieces you've done. This one might be my favorite!

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    1. Thank you--I love compliments-ha ha and I am glad you like my blog- it's a newer thing for me.

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  32. Happy to feature you at the party this morning! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!

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  33. This is just adorable!! Sharing at redouxinteriors and the Handmade Hangout tomorrow afternoon. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Thank you--I like how it turn out too! Thanks for the feature!

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