Friday, July 03, 2009

coup de grace

It's a good thing I'm so skilled at freehand painting circles. Just kidding. But I do know how to glue stuff. The Mod Podge is barely dry on this, but I'm so happy with it that I couldn't wait to post it. I fell for this little mid-century side table thingy the moment I saw it at The Guild. Y'all know I love a good price, and it was only 20 dollars. It came with a bonus of some taffy-like candy stuck in the top drawer. Mm-mm.

I knew I wanted to do something fun with it. Who couldn't use a bit of cheer in her work area? I contemplated painting it orange (of course), a retro green, then a Tiffany-esque blue. I was thinking about stenciling it. Then I started wondering about wallpaper. That's where I was when I came across this post via Design Sponge, I believe. (Isn't her train case terrific?) The moment I read that she used wrapping paper, that was it. I have several good ones that I picked up for a song at Pulp in LA last year. The one used here is my favorite, and every time I thought about wrapping gifts in it, I cringed. I wanted to use it for something I could enjoy, and voila! Sadly, I have no more, because I had to redo two of the three drawers. Someday I'll learn the beauty of models, drafts, maquettes, mock-ups, muslins, blueprints, practice, trial runs .... I swear. I was way too Mod Podge happy the first couple of tries. Anyhow, I love it, even with the shady paint job, which the wrapping paper so nicely draws the eye away from.

14 comments:

woolanthropy said...

What the?!
This totally rocks!
You rock!
I love it!

And I mean it(exclamation point again).

All those sweaty hours getting high on paint fumes in 100 + degrees fighting mosquitos and breathing sticks of butter has completely paid off. You rocked this one out of the ball park.

Laurie Ann said...

You are so full of crafty goodness I could eat you up. Wrapping paper! Who knew??

All this fixing up of the cheap stuff is downright inspiring.

Stevengfullwood@gmail.com said...

I like the design of the wall paper. it is very pleasing to my eyeballs. very much so.

i also diggening the white schemey. lots of light.

carlita dee said...

Thanks, you guys! I'm glad you likey.

j.kaori said...

Wow --- love it! I can't believe that is paper --- great idea. I hear you about not wanting to wrap stuff with cool-looking paper. This is a great way to showcase it. Have a great holiday!

Ellen Bloom said...

I think my folks had cabinets just like that in their bedroom waaaaay back in the 50's. Great design!

Nik said...

I'm totally impressed. with your "can-do" arse.

Holly said...

I think it looks fantastic! You are making me want to drag all my furniture into the parking lot and fancy it up!

Stacy said...

It's perfect!! I love it!

Nettie said...

Your furniture re-do projects are killing me!
I love them all :D
The wrapping paper is too nice to tear off of a gift and throw away!

Amie said...

totally cool

travellersyarn said...

love, love, love the furniture. Wish that I had more time...

Elbee said...

Well Fanfreakintastic! This looks, well, FANTASTIC! I will have to try it someday.

afrowalking said...

That's hot!