Monday, 22 February 2010

Drawer makeover, storage heaven and some recycled linen

I have had a lovely weekend, filled with forum friends, PVA, new wardrobes and getting my craft room back after packing it away in August.

First off the PVA was an essential ingredient in my makeover of this little set of drawers i picked up for £2 at the last barn sale i went to.  They were really practical for keeping some of my vintage threads.

And I liked the quilted plastic that they are covered with, but after a week or two I decided I could not live with the Fleur DE Ly's any longer.

So still in my Pj's on Sat morning I got the glue out and some lovely CK paper napkins, and this is the result.

I covered the back panel first and I am so glad I did as the motif still showed through the napkins, so out came the white paint and a quick undercoat did the trick.

Hubbie made me smile when he asked if I realised I had used different colored napkins - he thinks it would have looked better if I had not used 4 different ones - what do you think?


whilst i was getting stuck up with PVA my stepson was busy making me built in wardrobes in my craft room. the doors still need to be added but I was allowed to fill up the shelves!
With our extension I gained about 2 feet in length on this room and the sloping ceiling was removed - I also gained a new window to gaze out of.  It is so nice to have my sewing area back.
So today I started playing with some vintage linen, and made some drawstring bags
All lined with vintage fabric.  I made a lavender bag out of some lawn to fit into one of them as well

Did you notice the background fabric in the last picture?? - I bought this yesterday at a vintage clothes fair in London.  I think it is German, or French and I got over 4 meters of it, and it is defiantly my favorite fabric at the moment.
I had the chance to meet up with 2 very special people I met via the SCC this weekend and I am proud to be able to call them friends, they both inspire me in different ways and hold a special place in my heart.  Thank you ladies for all the fun, laughter and food :-)

TTFN
Mitmot xx

74 comments:

  1. Oh my the room looks fantastic and wow, what wonderful bags. I also love the makeover of the drawers, it is just napkins and glue??

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  2. Wow, your craft room looks amazing.
    Beautiful little draws perfect for crafty bits.
    Luv Sophie xxx

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  3. Wonderful Mitmot, truly wonderful, I am in awe of your wonderful talents, I really am.

    I was in a little CK store today and wanted some Pink PR napkins and they told me they never did them in a pink, norty CK ;0) So I came away with the blue. I so happy you had a wonderful time with the 2 special ladies ;0) sounds like you had a blast.

    Hugs

    X

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  4. My kind of make over...love it!

    Your wonderful sewing room puts my tiny one to shame....thats a lot of lovely fabric!

    xxx

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  5. oh my goodness look at those shelves!!! i want a rummage!!!

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  6. A great makeover. Doesn't it feel good to move back in. I had a little cabinet just like the one you covered. I didn't know what to do with it at the time (10 years ago) so it got tossed. Ask me if I would toss it now!

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  7. Love your sewing room, I could spend ages in there rummaging through your fabric. The little makeover is pretty too :o) xxx Pixie xxx

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  8. A girl can never have too many drawers ;-) Loads can be stashed in those cupboards Mitty ... they look great ... so glad you've got your crafting space back x

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  9. Oh wow Mitty that is a sight to behold. Sooo much gorgeous crafty stuff and I love the shelves! Makes my little stash look pitiful hehe!! xx

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  10. ooh LOVE CK - it goes so well with the little drawers!! fab makeover, well done :)

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  11. Isn't lovely to have your own space for sewing and crafting? I finally got mine for the first time only recently and I'm loving it! Enjoy :D

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  12. I love your craft room! It is so nice. Im following your blog from the Blogger 2 Swap on SwapBot. My user name is KountryGurl.

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  13. I love your craft room..and your vintage embroidery bags are charming!
    ;-)

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  14. Thanks for the lovely comments :-)

    The Madhouse i tried to reply to your question by leaving a comment on your blog but could not so will answer you here and hope you see it.
    i used PVA glue (as it drys clear) painted it on the drawers placed the napkin on the top and then put a couple of layers of PVA over the napkin to seal it. dont worry if it bubbles up a bit as it flattens out when it drys - hope this helps xx

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  15. i love the little drawers.. and i love all the differnt patterns you've used.. they all work together... honestly men dont get it do they haha!!
    your craft room is amazing.. i never thought id hear myself saying..but .. " i have craft room envy!!!!"...

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  16. WOW, WOW, WOW. Lovely room, lovely makes, lovely makeover. That PR Fabric is my favourite CK fabric. I really love it.
    Also that fabric you bought is gorgeous. What a find.
    Rachael XX

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  17. Oh My, I can just feel the creativity in that room!
    Congrats, it must be a joy to create there! And lovely boxes, thanks for the tips, Mitmot!

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  18. Here you go lovely,

    http://www.sweetpeasandangels.com/catalog.php?category=85

    They do it in two different blues, a greeny colour and a peachy colour, may do it in different ones. Let me know if you would like me to get you some when Igo back in a couple of weeks, don't know if that one shall go in the sale, was £9.99 a metre.

    X

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  19. Adore your room, it is heaven! xxx

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  20. ohhh this is my dream come true! :) loved it!
    great blog by the way! :)

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  21. I've never commented on your blog before, but I had to comment today. I love your little vintage bags! I have some embroidered sheets that have a wonderful sentimental history for me and were given to me on my wedding day 27 years ago. They were made by a woman that I knew when I was a little girl who died when I was young. When I tried to use them, though, they began to fall apart at the seems. I have been wondering what to do with them. You have given me a wonderful idea. Thanks for posting this.
    ~jenny w.

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  22. Lovely makeover. Really pretty! And I am so jealous of your craft room! xx

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  23. Hi there! I am your newest follower. Your craft room is great with all that storage! I have looked over the last few posts and I really like your quilts!

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  24. What an amazing craft room (but then you are an amazing crafter!)

    Good to know you had such a great time with the SCC ladies xx

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  25. What a lovely craft room you have - and the little drawer makeover was just perfect! I am enjoying your blog so much - thanks for sharing these projects!

    Many greetings from Finland!

    Yours,
    Mia

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  26. Love the drawers and those little sachets are adorable!

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  27. That would be fabulous if you did have spare... I need 2.3 metres of 90 cm wide red velvet or velvet type material. I'd need it pretty soon, though. Is that possible? You'd be a life saver if you did have it... would I owe you or CTC. I didn't even think of CTC, how stupid am I.
    Your drawers are so pretty. LOL. Couldn't resist that.
    Hoping to def make it to the next fair. So sorry I haven't got back to your email... life kind of gets in the way sometimes, doesn't it. xxx

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  28. I've just come upon your lovely blog and I really love the drawers make-over and coincidently thats what I am presently working on (funny really how men sometimes just don't get it, lol!). I really covet your craft space.
    Jak x

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  30. great choice of napkins and great work and a wonderfull place to store your threads.the little bags are so cute,I also like to roam the fleamarket downtown athens on sundays and I find tons of vintage embroidery and doilies I normally like to make cushions out of them and work pathwork around them great idea, keep up the creativity.

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  31. ooh I love the wardrobes and the shower

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  33. So pretty. I can see how ou find inspiration.


    If you have a chance, come join in my Exchange
    http://ricebabies-ca.blogspot.com/2010/03/vintage-love-package-exchange.html

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  34. Flammin nora, that is a hellaver room! strewth, stunningly lovely! can i share it with you, go on ya know ya wanna share. :)

    Love the ickle box fingy and i really love the different colours. :)
    Love and hugs. Mwah XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  37. What a great blog you have, I shall be looking back through your stuff. I love the little vintage embroidered bags.

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  38. I have just found your wonderful blog, your craft room is wonderful it makes me quite envious. I love the beautiful things you make and will pop in again.

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  40. Just darling! Love your sewing room, too, so organized.

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  43. what a great craft room you have now. I'm envious of your built in storage space.

    Love the chest of drawers you covered - it looks great with different patterned napkins

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  44. Hello there
    Have only just discovered your blog and wow! I love that hexi quilt and have complete envy of your workroom!
    The little drawers are great too and perfect in the different colours. I will be back to get even more inspiration.
    Jenny x

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  45. Hi there!!I hope everything is ok, you haven't been posting, take care theodora

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  48. Hi new follower :) The little drawers are so pretty well done! xx

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  51. Just discovered your blog, it's lovely! I really like your little vintage bags! :)

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  53. This looks very beautiful..I love the drawer very much..Can we place this drawer in bathroom??

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  54. I love what you have done with the drawers, the patchwork effect is great! Lizzie x

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