Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Little Floral Dimension

I didn't realize just how many sewing machine drawers I had till I uncovered a few I forgot about yesterday. So, I gave another one some personality.










Here's the before.






I used the same technique shared in my "Adding Dimension" post, using wood filler instead of dimension paint, and one of my favorite stencils. I decided on an all over floral pattern. My "Old World" finish was next.


















On the side with the lines, I stenciled "Create" in the center, with the floral design on either side.

















I attached an ornate handle to one side.









I love this piece. I think I may do a couple more with this design.





I'm finishing up a few furniture redesigns. I'll be sharing one in my next post. See ya soon.


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50 comments:

Donna said...

I've just popped over - Lorraine at miss flibbertigbbet has wonderful things to say about you! Thought I'd drop by and say hello! and take a peak around!

This is a beautiful piece!

Blessings,
Donna

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Cute! This is a great reuse of the old drawer. Beautiful piece! Thanks for the kind comments on my blog- now following you on Linky Followers!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Wonderful transformation Rosemary! I love those old sewing drawers and have a couple of them myself. I love how you added the dimensional floral design! Very creative touch!

Amy Kinser said...

My friend, you are so talented. This drawer looks wonderful. You have added personality and gracefulness to her.

Aledia said...

Such a difference you made in that little drawer!

She looks amazing!

Have a wonderful evening!

Aledia

Trisha said...

It is wonderful! I think the handle really makes it so!

~Trisha

La Casa blanca said...

I find your Blog and your ideas miraculous. Thanks for your compliment. I visit you regularly.

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Victoria said...

That's such a beautiful transformation! I love the handle on it also:) What a great way to display lavender.

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Love the added dimension and ornate handle!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Just beautiful -- I passed several of these drawers by not too long ago at the thrift store, what was I thinking??

miss flibbertigibbet said...

What wonderful planters they make...beautiful Rosemary!
Lorraine

Petite Michelle Louise said...

does it EVER end? (please say NO!!) Gorgeous!! (still finding JUST the right spots for my treasures. will share soon!)

Brandi said...

I love what you did with the drawers! I'm kicking myself because I two drawers leftover from a table and I threw them away! Ugh...

Heaven's Walk said...

Ok.....LUV this!!!! I've got an old drawer in the basement holding some old VCR tapes. I think that baby's gonna be the guinnea pig for a "Rosemary's Dimension" make-over! :) Do you use just a regular plastic stencil, Ro?

xoxo laurie

Betsy said...

Love this sweet drawer. Yep, I think you need to make more:-)

Anne said...

That is so beautiful! I love what you do to these drawers and boxes.

xox

Scribbler said...

You are so creative! I have four of these from my Granny and Mother's old machine, but although I use the to store giftwrap ribbon, I have never painted them. The finish has alligatored, and it would probably look pretty neat.

Good tip about the wood filler. I have used a stencil with joint compound to get a raised design (successfully) but the wood filler might be less prone to chipping.

Karen Harper said...

Love it Rosemary, the stencil and handle are just beautiful.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful transformation!

Deserae said...

Very pretty! I have a few of those drawers too. Maybe I should get my paint brush out and get to work!?!?! LOL
~Des

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Rosemary,

This sewing machine drawer is the nicest sewing machine drawer that I have ever seen.
Beautiful flowers!
All the Best,
Christine

Twice Nice said...

I think old sewing machine drawers are wonderful, but you took this one over the top! gorgeous!

ImSoVintage said...

goodness, can I just run around with you while you find all these wonderful things?

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I'm really loving the dimension you've been adding to thing. It looks great! I really need to try to do something myself. You are inspiring me!

Cindy said...

Whatever you did to that little drawer has made it look absolutely enchanting. I love it. It would look great on my fireplace mantel with fresh flowers in it. I am going to be on the lookout for one of those now. Then I will come over here looking for the "how-to".
Hugs, Cindy

cityfarmer said...

those drawers are handy for just about anything!

I went thrift'n on a thursday today ... thot of u

Rosie said...

Gorgeous work. I love it. Such elegance.

Green Willow Pond said...

Love it! I am definitely going to have to try your technique out on something. Now I will be stalking my house for something to transform!

Green Willow Pond said...

Love it! I am definitely going to have to try your technique out on something. Now I will be stalking my house for something to transform!

lvroftiques said...

It's FAA Rosemary! I love that finish. I found some old shutter doors at the thrift the other day and I wish I could just send em to you to make beautiful....Alas they have only me....Wish me luck *winks* Vanna

pinkertonjamesl said...

Wood filler insted of dimension paints and one of my favorite stencils.After design and paint this look nice.




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Beth said...

I love your awesome looking technique for adding dimension to these boxes! I'm a Linky Follower now!

cityfarmer said...

I'm always so honored when you join
thrift'n on a thursday ...

have a great weekend

Kelly said...

Cute drawer! I love the little handle on one end. That turned out very pretty.

chateau chic said...

Your boxes are wonderfully charming! Are any of them going to be in your etsy shop?
Mary Alice

Renee said...

I love this! You really inspire me!!

thistlewoodfarm said...

I cannot believe that I got rid of one of these! You are so talented and I love how this turned out with the added dimension and the stencil!

blessings,
karianne

Kris said...

This is a great idea! These drawers can be used for a number of things. Pretty.

Lina's Market said...

I just love it!!! great work.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Rosemary, every time I come here I shake my head in shear amazement. This is such a great redesign. It give the piece such a new and fabulous purpose.

Paula

Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe said...

Soooo beautiful, Rosemary!
Love your flowers and the handle.
Thanks for sharing your techniques!

Cheers!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

You know you are a stalker when...
you can look at a picture and know whose it is.....

This is gorgeous! Love the technique!

Lou Cinda :)
(a nice stalker)

Honey at 2805 said...

Beautiful, Rosemary! Thanks for sharing your lovely art at Potpourri Friday!

Lucy said...

I love old drawers. Such a nice makeover!

It's All Connected said...

Do you know you have become a term? It's called, "Give it the Villabarnes treatment"! Thanks. ~ Maureen

Kadie said...

This is Genius!!!! I adore everything about it. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

Stephanie said...

I love this look. I have been holding on to some old drawers and trying to decide if they should be painted. After looking at yours I know what to do. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Justine said...

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gail said...

ohh geeze! this is so pretty. I have some sewing drawers. hmmmm
gail

mcvick said...

i think i love you! lol
this is fabulous.