Saturday, August 27, 2011

Before & After

Before
 I spotted a mini set of drawers on Etsy this week and was going to buy them. They were done in gorgeous paisley prints, to be used to store jewellery etc. I realised I had a set of similar drawers, so took inspiration from the talented seller to come up with my own.

Before

I also wanted to do up this very rustic ladder I found it on the wood heap!! M and the workman - " What do you want with that?


I intended to keep it rustic and squared up the legs, cleaned it up and put on a couple of coats of paint

After
My new jewellery drawers painted in white and covered in some of my favorite prints.


I love the result - a little shabby french....



After

 For now I just have some throws on it, but intend to use it for magazines as well. I'll change it up and maybe move it into my lounge room.

Hope you have all enjoyed your weekend.
Take care
Rebecca xx

18 comments:

  1. Both projects are a gorgeous and as I'm a big fan of both paisley and using ladders indoors I think you're a genius.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend clever you!

    xx Felicity

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  2. The colours on the drawers are just gorgeous. Makes such a difference. Well done you.

    Loving the idea of the throws on the ladder.

    Pam x

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  3. Nice work Rebecca, two very impressive projects. I love the prints you have used on your draws too. ;-)

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  4. I love your creations. Well done you! Paisley has to be one of the most wonderful designs ever invented!

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  5. They both look great! Your drawers look lovely in fresh with those pretty prints and the ladder you've done up looks great in it's new spot x

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  6. I love both of your projects Rebecca they look amazing. The prints you have chosen for the drawers are fabulous. xx

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  7. I would have grabbed that ladder straight away, and I would have got the same response - how do men not see these things?! :)
    The drawers you've done are just lovely! What a wonderful idea, it has me thinking now about doing something similar for my sewing space.
    Melissa xx
    PS - Teesh said you bought one of my cushions and I've got a big smile seeing it here!

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  8. love the ladder...and your colourful drawers are divine x

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  9. Hi Rebecca, thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog. Its good to hear that other people see their dogs as part of the family like we do :-)

    Absolutely LOVE your ladder!!!

    x

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  10. Fabulous work here Rebecca! I have a similar ladder waiting for the same treatment. It's currently used for MOTH 's grotty work boots, but needs to be repurposed urgently!
    Millie x

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  11. wow rebecca, wot great finds! love what you have done with the cute little drawers!!! pretty fabrics!!! hope you are well!
    laura xxx

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  12. Hi Rebecca! thanks for your sweet comment and it's always lovely to see your name popping up! Cheers, Maureen xx

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  13. Love your make-overs Rebecca,pretty colours.

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  14. Nice jewelry cabinet for your nic nacs...very nice stuff which you have redesigned and is looking awesome.Love the new look very much.RTA Cabinets Los Angeles

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  15. what a great find on the wood heap! it looks great now too! love what you did with the little drawers too, you are very talented! happy christmas to you@
    Laura x

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  16. Beautiful! I think that chair fit for my new condo. :)

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  17. Great projects Rebecca and I love the canola header. So happy and cheery. Deb I have just passed on a bloggy award to you. Please feel free to accept and pass on, or not.

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  18. Those draws look amazing! What a fantastic make over! Love that ladder too... I must confess to owning a few myself! X

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