Saturday, November 19, 2011

Fun with Fabrics

A little painted set of drawers that I bought this week...
Received a quick makeover...
Paintwork was waxed for protection...
And I applied this wonderful old Huckleberry Finn fabric that I bought from Sue, to the drawer fronts...

And the top.
Cute as a child's beside table.
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I also wanted to show this little pelmet that I made from a gorgeous appliquéd net that I bought from Lizzie.
I carefully trimmed away the net from around the bottom edge of the appliqué and made a channel at the top to thread a wire through.
It hangs in the room that I gave the recent make-over to.
(Hides the ugly plastic window frames!!!)
OK, that's all folks!
Have a great weekend...
I'm off to my shop now,
Niki x

10 comments:

  1. beautiful makeovers as always!
    have a good day in the shop and a lovely weekend
    x

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  2. Hi Niki, that has worked so well. Looks much better than it does at my windows!! Lizzie x

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  3. Beautiful chest. I have never heard of a pelmet but it was lovely and a beautiful view.

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  4. What a wonderful makeover, the drawers look so pretty. The pelmet is beautiful.
    Hope you have a successful day in the shop with lots of lovely visitors looking for special Christmas gifts.
    Carol xx

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  5. Hi Niki! I love that chest redo! If I was living over there I'd come over and buy that on the spot! You always have the most creative ideas!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend!
    Doni

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  6. Hello gorgeous Niki, it's been a while since I've visited properly but it's as lovely as every to be back. LOVE your pelmet - and of course everything else! *grin* Thrilled that your shop is going so well for you. Suzy xx

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  7. Hi Niki,
    So wonderful to arrive home from decorating and building at the coast to two pretty posts from you :)
    The drawers are fabulous and the pelmet is gorgeous,i have some petticoat bottoms i want to use to cover our plastic windows,once they are in,we wanted wood sash but we are too close to the sea,
    Hope your weekend was lovely xxxx

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  8. Lovely chest of drawers... I have a question. How do you finish the edges? If I ever get to the UK, I would go directly to your shop!

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  9. Thank you for your comments - I have received a few emails in response to this post...Here is my method for the drawers: I used PVA glue for my make-over. I make sure I spread an even, but thin coat over the area to cover, using a large paintbrush, making sure not to miss anywhere, as this will cause air bubbles. A careful smoothing of the fabric is then all it takes – making sure not to pull in the wrong direction to the weave. Any seepage should be OK, as the glue dries clear. I carefully trim the edges and gently flick them with the gluey brush and smooth any fibres down firmly with my finger.
    Hope that helps,
    Niki

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  10. Hi Niki,

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. It was so lovely to finally speak on Sunday! I am glad you had a nice time. Looking forward to seeing you on 3rd and then after that I am def coming to Shepton!

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Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx