September 3, 2012

Dealing with Doo-dads

Sewing and crafting makes for a general mess because I need all kinds of stuff around to inspire and fulfill my projects.  The lucky thing is that I have a room of my own to do all this in.  In a normal home this room was meant as a dining room, but we have a perfectly wonderful large open area in our kitchen much more suitable and formal dining is not our thing.

The room is great but what do you do with all the fabric, ribbon, lace, paint, glue, buttons, etc. that need a place?

I took the dresser from my daughter's vacated room and moved it downstairs and somehow thought that it would be sufficient. Think again!
It filled up in no time.

Then I found a little shabby $10 baby dresser at a garage sale. Sturdy but ugly.  I got out my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in duck egg which I still have a LOT of after painting a jelly cupboard and quickly spiffed it up. But the best part are the Omni Gel transfer method I learned here .

I used the lovely oval ornate frame from the Graphics Fairy and added my own text to create this and others with equally silly names.  I didn't want to have to be specific about what went in each one!

Next came the knobs.  The original wood were a real mess and I needed a fairly large coverage for some damage I didn't want to spend time on.  I found these at Hobby Lobby.

BUT, I am not really happy with the look so this is still a work in progress. 
 I want to find some pretty glass knobs.  What do you think? If you have a suggestion, please leave a comment. Maybe rubbing a little color on them would help.  They are already not solidly white. Please leave a comment if you have a suggestion.


  1. How cute is THIS! I thought I'd better comment in the right placce since I left you a comment on someone else's blog. I was on ypour site and suddenly I wasn't. I'm sure the recipient is confused now that I told her I missed her!

  2. I tried to comment on your new "store" and just couldn't seem to get the PW and crazy letters and numbers right. It looks great.

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    You can check out the nomination here if you would like to participate