Tuesday, 11 January 2011

A bit of Alteration

I blogged about DD's bedroom make over  re-decoration in my last post.....in her room she had these Ikea mini draws.......full of little bits and pieces.........you wouldn't want to know exactly what was in them........but still the bare wood as they originally came!!
So I decided to give them a bit of a make over.......to match her new mocha/brown room.
Used a K & Co pad I've had for ages........she wanted 'spotty'......a bit of paper lace added round the edges on top........the sides also have this paper on them.
Did very little embellishing........as they're in constant use.......and any embellishments wouldn't have lasted long at DD's hands..........just a few flowers on top

27 comments:

Kathyk said...

And very lovely they look too Jacky - I cheated with mine and painted them silver and then just sponged black over the top - but it worked for me. They are so VERY useful aren't they? I keep wire and gemstones and all sorts in my own

Kathyk

Jane said...

this is gorgeous Jacky x

Carrie said...

I love what you have done with them!! I have several of these in my craft room but they are only stained to match my desk - I may have to take the time to pretty them up!

Sian said...

Looks great! i have my eye on a scruffy set of these very drawers, but they are in TSO's bedroom, full of toddler crayons she can't bear to throw out!

Cheri said...

What a beautiful job you did Jacky! Hope DD appreciates her Mum's artistic abilities!

Margi said...

OH that is very, very kute! You can send it to me any time if DD isn't interested! The more embellishing the better! LOL

Elizabeth said...

What a difference a little decorating will do! The drawers certainly look like they came out of a little boutique now instead of just Ikea. You did a beautiful job on them.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

I love the way this turned out, Jacky! I have a few of those same IKEA drawers hanging around here. Thanks for the inspiration! xo

Carolyn Phillips said...

They look great, bet she loves them.

Photographing Mom said...

Wow!! They look amazing!!! NICE job! :D

Scrappi Sandi said...

This looks great! I have five of these in various drawer configurations on my scrap desks & I too used polka dot paper!! Long live IKEA eh?!! :)

Beverly said...

oh jacky, these are so cute! well done :)

alexa said...

These are very stylish! Mine are still, umm, err, just wood ...

Liberty :) said...

totally gorgeous jacky!

Stephanie said...

Oh Jacky, you have really excelled yourself this time - again, just so professional! Love the colour combo, get you - the home decor queen (watch out Martha Stewart!) xxx

SallyB said...

Hi Jacky...
Supermum to the rescue...
She is never gonna leave home!!!
They look lovely...
Deffo need a trip to Ikea...

pinky said...

Super cute and very funky, love the papers you used Jacky.

Heather said...

Do Ikea still sell these? I must have some! You did a lovely makeover on them Jacky :))

Amy said...

You have done a wonderful job Jacky - it would be good to see these drawers in the completed room you know ... just for context of course! ;-)

Tracy said...

These drawers are so gorgeous, you've done a wonderful job on them Jacky. I bet your daughter loves them.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Karen said...

What a great transformation, Jacky!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Really cute! Look perfect to fill with stamps!
Rinda

Katiejane said...

Wow Jacky, your talents never end! I love the mocha colour, it's gorgoues!
Katie x

Gail T said...

They look super! So much better than the bare wood.

humel said...

Fabulous :-) I have several sets of these drawers (good old Ikea!) but haven't done a thing to any of them, I keep meaning to but not getting round to it! You've inspired me to get on with it - hope I actually will this time!!

furrypig said...

can you pop over and do some altering at my house??? Love it!

Fiona said...

Looks great - maybe I should actually try and alter mine as they are still bare!!