Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy.....


I found this little set of drawers the other day, just ripe for a make-over! Using vintage wallpaper, they now look like this....
I stuck vintage buttons to the knobs, for added interest.
(If you would like a tutorial, I made some similar covered drawers a few months ago; please click here.)
I added some vintage Lilac flowers to one of my handmade lacy lampshades.
And another quick make-over was to glue the Victorian scraps that I bought last Sunday at the Flea Market, to my very chippy painted cupboard.
Before:

And after:

I may add more roses, but not sure?...

34 comments:

  1. Are you a professional interior designer?

    Why do you do these things it hurts me.I also have such dry looking stuff at my office but i never find time or talent beautify them.Good work keep it up.it will inspire me

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  2. Niki,
    How cute your new things came out. I like the roses on the little chest. And the little wallpapered drawers came out so cute.
    Always get excited when I see you have a new post to look at. Also check your site everyday to make sure there isn't something that I just must buy. I love the little powder puff set you sent, too cute.
    NANCY JO

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  3. So inspiring! Now we need you to take a video of a walk-through of your beautiful home, post it on your blog, then we can all imagine we are strolling through your house! =)

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  4. The roses on the cupboard look gorgeous Niki. I think you should leave it at that. Any more and it might look too much. The little set of drawers is really cute too. Where do you find the vintage wallpaper?

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  5. Hi,
    I hink the buttons are a wonderful finishing touch!
    Toby.x

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  6. Everything is soo pretty, another gorgeous makeover, or 3.

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  7. Hi Niki, you have been busy haven't you?! Should you add more roses..? My first response is to ask 'can you have too many roses?!' But these beautiful red roses are very striking! I have some lovely decals somewhere so I should really look them out and make good use of them! Clare x

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  8. Niki,
    Forgot to tell you, I made a fancy phone list and framed it, was thinking of you when I did it.
    NANCY JO

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  9. An excellent make over on the drawers!

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  10. The little drawers are gorgeous! And I think the big drawers look good just as they are. What a busy bunny you've been!

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  11. Hi Niki,

    Just wanted to say that you do cover drawers well. I always seem to get air bubbles or some other problem.

    I think I should embark on some creative job tomorrow. You always inspire.
    Best wishes Ginny

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  12. Renee8:32 pm

    It looks amazing, i especially love the cupboard. So pretty. You find such wonderful things.

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  13. Wonderful transformations!
    I love the chippy painted cupboard!

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  14. Good job and you will inspire me to look for others peoples junk and end up with pretty vintage treasures. Like all your make overs.....you have good ideas......and thank you for sharing .

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  15. I love the little drawers, and the roses on the chippy cupboard...but..what caught my eye, and yes, I admit to enlarging the picture for a better look..!
    is the curtain.Does it have a lovely patchwork edge sewn on to it, or are there 2 curtains there..?
    Whatever it is, it looks delightful. Please put me out of my misery and tell me..!!

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  16. when do you find the time??? I never cease to be amazed by all the gorgeous things you find and create...would love to just wander through your home, so inspiring...Nel

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  17. Andrea S.3:10 am

    oh, I love this all! I wish you were my neighbor! How gorgeous your decorating is!

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  18. Beautiful! Oh, I guess our living room needs more white, too! I am thinking of changing the curtains first...

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  19. I like the buttons for handles!
    Penny.

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  20. louise10:39 am

    Hi Niki, what lovely things! I especially love the little drawers. Louise :)

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  21. The Victorian scraps look great on the cupboard, I don't think you need to add any more. Maybe to the top? A little one in each corner?

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  22. Wow, that little drawer set is adorable! Great job!

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  23. How perfectly fabulous! You make the most simplest things so gorgeous. I am so inspired!

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  24. All of your creations are gorgeous, but I especially love the little chest with the buttons on the knobs. What a super clever idea! I so love vintage buttons and you have made such good use of them.

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  25. I really enjoy your blog and make-over projects; they all turned out so lovely. I'm going to try the wallpaper idea on a similar chest. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. Oh my, but this was nice!! Love the drawers!!
    Chamara

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  27. Hallo,

    It looks very evocative...i really like the little chest and the roses on it. But i dont think you should paint more roses. I looks great this way !
    I wish i had so many great ideas. Thank you for inspiering me !

    Have a nice weekend, :)

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  28. I love your chippy cupboard! You have such a wonderful touch with your home.

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  29. hello friend, im crying over here , you cupboard is lovely, but what's on top under your dome's are very dreamy.

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  30. The roses remind me of some of my gramma's furniture, with just one flower decal on a painted background :)

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  31. casapinka10:00 pm

    I love the roses. Add more or leave it, either way it's a winner.

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  32. all these beautiful flowers the drawers remade by you , makes such a wonderfull scene !

    I come by almost every day and always love the stay !

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  33. Hello..beautyful blogg you have! ...pia in sweden

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Niki xx