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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  1. 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!


  2. 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!

  3. 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!

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

  5. Such a difference you made in that little drawer!

    She looks amazing!

    Have a wonderful evening!


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


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

    kind regards

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

  9. Love the added dimension and ornate handle!

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

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

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

  13. 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...

  14. 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

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

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


  17. 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.

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

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

  20. Hi Rosemary,

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

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

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

  23. 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!

  24. 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

  25. those drawers are handy for just about anything!

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

  26. Gorgeous work. I love it. Such elegance.

  27. 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!

  28. 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!

  29. 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

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

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

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

    have a great weekend

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

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

  35. I love this! You really inspire me!!

  36. 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!


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

  38. 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.


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


  40. 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)

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

  42. I love old drawers. Such a nice makeover!

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

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

  45. 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.

  46. Stopping by from the Girl Creative Blog Hop!

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

  48. i think i love you! lol
    this is fabulous.


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