Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Itching to keep DIY'ing...

One of the things I've had on my list to update is a cute chest I have in my kitchen. I did a breakfast room makeover for a One Room Challenge last April, but never got to this chest.  Remember I have an intense blue and white kitchen, and this red chest no longer was fitting in...


I took an old tablecloth that had some holes in it, but a pattern that I love...



I used Liquitex Acrylic Gel Medium and Varnish to adhere it to the wood (on the left); it was working much better than Mod Podge (on the right--rather milky looking).







and now I'm setting up a bar on top on a mirrored tray.  More later....
Today I started Rub N' Buffing a floor lamp in my living room.  What are you into?

Nancy

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20 comments:

  1. Oh, I am painting a bar cabinet, which I hate and considering a "lattice" type insert on the cabinets to freshen it up a little. I need Linda's (MCHL) DIY woodworking skills!! xo

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    1. or Overlay's Kim-- Did you look into those? Good Luck. My lamp re-do with gold RubNBuff isn't going so well. Im onto my 3rd coat....

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  2. Hi, Nancy - Hey that looks fabulous! I LOVE how you centered/laid the pattern. The band on the bottom is brilliant. This reminds me of a French marriage trunk I once had. That one was decoupaged in Indienne-ish paper. If you stained the legs / base really dark, it would look striking and more antique-ish. Another great project :)
    xoxo,
    Loi

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  3. I have actually never applied fabric like this. But...believe it or not, it is on my to do list. It looks great.

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  4. This is brilliant and looks great in your kitchen. Definitely something I may have to try!

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    1. Now if I could just save some energy to paint that awful decking outside! yikes.

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  5. What an ingenious idea to repurpose both of those into such a unique piece, can't wait to see the bar set up!

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  6. Very smart, semi-quick and easy fix with a big impact! It looks great and will be even better all dolled up. I love Rub & Buff!

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  7. How clever of you...what a wonderful treatment!!

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  8. wow, what a great idEA!! I have a bunch of table cloths that i never really use, was thinking of hanging them up, but maybe using it to cover something like you did fits the bill!!! Thanks Nancy! love it!

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  9. Looks fabulous, Nancy! Isn't it amazing what we can do to transform pieces?
    Happy Wednesday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  10. Great idea!! I love it! And its so practical too!

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  11. So cool! A great way to save the tablecloth and give the chest a face lift :)

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  12. Awesome! I Modge Podged a dresser for my daughter when she was a newborn. I used a fabric that had dragonflies. Cut out the dragonflies and incorporated them into a pond scene that I painted on it. It was soo cute. :) Fun stuff!

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  13. I'm so envious of all you great DIY'ers. Looks great!

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