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.
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


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

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

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

  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

  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!

  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

  7. Anonymous5:31 pm

    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

  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!

  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,

  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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Niki xx