Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sewing Drawers and Tags

I can't tell you how many projects I have going on right now. Not to mention everything I'm unearthing while I Spring clean.  I have more vintage sewing machine drawers than I thought.  So, I've been working on a few.  The two here have the same design, but I gave them a different paint finish.



I stenciled the side of this one, and distressed the lettering to a fade.  I decided not to paint the interior.  I love the ornate details on the handle.




This one doesn't have as much distressing, and no stenciling.  I painted the interior.  Plus, I added a little texture to the paint, for more of a layered look.




Both drawers were finished with paste wax.





I made tags with the image from  my vintage guardian angel postcard.  I copied it onto photo paper, and bonded it to thick card stock.




The reverse was decoupaged with vintage sheet music.  A little vintage lace ribbon, and it's done.



 I'll have more to share tomorrow.


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French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
Common Ground: Vintage Inspiration Friday

29 comments:

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a talented girl!
Great work as always.
Lovely shots and pretty white.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Miss Gracie's House said...

I have a *collection* of these drawers, too...I have a hard time getting rid of drawers...they are so sweet..yours turned out beautifully...love how they are a little bit different!
Rene

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love the drawers and I think the different paint finish is awesome. Love the white (of course) :)

Karen said...

Those sewing drawers are beautiful. You are so talented. God bless x

Susan said...

I love the sewing drawers! I have made so many tags.....I have nothing to do with them....LOL

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love these sewing drawers to use for organizing, Rosemary. These are so pretty and I like them both ways. I saw one recently at a antique mart that I've got my eye on.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Those look so nice! I love using things like that for organizing! Keep cleaning...never know what you'll find!!
Blessings, Lorraine

Curtains in My Tree said...

I use to have some of those little drawers and know I sold them at my yard sales.

I went through this phase of shabby chic and paint everything i own a few years ago LOL and have gone to to I don't know what phase now LOL

your stuff always looks so good

Pamela said...

I won one of Rosemary's sewing drawers in Giveaway #7. It's beautiful, and it is being used as a very charming and elegant music CD holder by my CD player.

All of the items in my gift box are *perfect* <3

Pamela
pennsylvaniafrench

Kris said...

There are a myriad of uses for these drawers. You can place them side by side on a shelf and store ribbons, scraps, art supplies, cards etc. Great job Rosemary!

marie said...

Your sewing drawers turned out so nice! I have several that I need to re-purpose. Love that you used white.
Your tags are pretty too!

Lynn said...

Beautiful, I love the drawers and tags. Wish I had just a fourth of your talent! Hugs, Lynn

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Love all your work.

Mary

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Those drawers are great for organizing and showcasing...I can see those adorable drawers go quickly in your sale...How big is your abyss?

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Your drawer is so beautiful and functional! I love the tag!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

So pretty Rosemary. They're just the perfect size to hold little treasures and to use for displays. Love the sweet tag too:-)

Kelly said...

You've come up with some great ways to make over those drawers! They'll make wonderful storage for whoever buys them.

Myplace4tea said...

This is my first time visiting you!
You are so talented and creative! I also love your Etsy shop!
Great job!

Happy creating!
Angela

It's All Connected said...

I can't really say which paint finish I prefer. I'm leaning toward the textured one. Decoupaging both sides of the tag is a great idea! ~ Maureen

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful ~ as usual! Love the little tags too.

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful ~ as usual! Love the little tags too.

xo
Pat

Olive Cooper said...

The drawer detail is spectacular but I really, really love your tags.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I may have to paint my sewing machine drawer. I love yours!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Beautiful! I love these tags, too! You are so talented! XO, Aimee

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Pretty Pretty Pretty!!!! I really want to start using wax instead of stain. I went to Lowes and couldn't find any with colors. Where do I get it?

Amber

Heaven's Walk said...

You continue to amaze me with your knowledge of paint techniques and crafts, Rosemary. You should teach somewhere, girl! lol!

oxo laurie

Terry said...

You SHOULD teach somewhere. Maybe an online video or something. Hmmm. :) I love the sheet music on the back of the tags and I love how rustic the first drawer is.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Beautiful tags. I love the postcard image and the sheet music with the lace tie. Very sweet.

Tamsyn said...

These have come up so beautifully!