Friday, December 08, 2006

Covered Drawers

I have had these little old drawers for many years. I bought them at a jumble sale for 50p! They have been used to store my vintage hand bag collection, tucked in to the bottom of my wardrobe.

I felt a make-over coming on, when I won a beautiful wallpaper from the 1940's on eBay!

I painted the edges, as these would have been very fiddly to cover in paper.

Having removed the little brass draw pulls, I used PVA glue to stick the wallpaper to the drawer fronts trimming it to fit with a craft knife. I then screwed the handles back in place.
The rest of the box was covered in the same way.



I think it will now be very useful in my work room, which I MUST clear out this month!!

18 comments:

  1. Wow, what a transformation! They look really beautiful. I love that wallpaper. I think they definitely need to be on show now rather than in the bottom of your wardrobe.

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  2. Oh so pretty.
    Carolyn (Willow House)

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  3. Another wonderful idea from Niki..!
    You are an inspiration..this looks wonderful.
    I love this wallpaper..many years ago I had something similar in my bedroom..this brought back the memory xo

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  4. Niki, your drawers look fantastic now! Vintage wallpaper on ebay, what a great idea to look for! Some days ago, on ebay, I won some old angel pictures used for 'autograph books' that school kids passed round in former times. I can't wait for them to arrive (at the beginning of next week, hopefull). I'll then try my first vintage cards.
    Have a great week-end!

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  5. ADORABLE, I'm charmed by your savvy...did you see the latest cherbus in my collection?

    It was posted just before my post today...take a peek.

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  6. they are so pretty and you are so clever...nel

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  7. what a super makeover niki, they look fantastic! excellent work!

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  8. Niki, you've done it again! Perhaps I should try the same with the flight of drawers I take to the fairs, although I have nowhere near as much patience as you so I'm sure they wouldn't look anywhere near as good!! Paul's impressed yet again ...
    See you tomorrow!
    Sue x

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  9. This turned out beautiful Niki! What a great idea :)
    I have an old filing cabinet hid away in the closet and I might try this someday . Thanks for showing this. You have so many wonderful ideas! What a gorgeous morror, I can see why it caught your eye! No wonder it wasn`t for sale.

    tea
    xo

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  10. I've been out of touch - phone problems
    I love peeking into your living experience in England. The antique shops and craft fair were a wonderful treat and what a great suprise from your friend in Germany(she's very talented).
    I love the transformation of your drawers I have something similar out of cardboard and am now inspired to transform it.
    Have a great weekend
    RaNae

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  11. Way to go Niki!! Boy do they look better, did we ever see a picture of your work room?
    Good ole Ebay, I just got a 1950's Betsey Wetsey doll today. Almost always have something coming my way from them. This time of year with no garage sales I go more toward Ebay.
    Love the paper and the finished product.

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  12. Hi Niki, The drawers look beautiful, the wallpaper is so pretty! Clare x

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  13. Hi Niki,

    Such a lovely transformation. I too bought a filing cabinet a few years back for five dollars. It's cream white and needs a little touch up. Still don't know what I'll do. Thanks for sharing the lovely Christmas windows of England. I feel a part of me is there. And you’re right even if you don't buy anything it's still a nice jaunt to town and that in itself can be very rewarding and inspirational. So many wonderful ideas. Take care.

    Annabelle ~^..^~ xo

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  14. This is a beautiful project. The whole idea of it is wonderful. Very clever and creative on your part--well done!

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  15. So pretty! They kind of remind me of old card catalogue drawers from the library. I'd love to find something like that.

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  16. Wonderful! What a beauty. Amazing.

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  17. Awesome work! They good great!!!!

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Niki xx