Tuesday 6 September 2011

Craft Room Challenge - Home Decor

Hello everyone.  It's time for the next Craft-Room Challenge, but firstly I'd just like to say that the entries for the Masking challenge were beautiful!  Thank you to everyone who entered.  This time it was my turn to choose the theme, so I chose "Home Decor" as I love seeing handmade creations and altered items in other people's homes.  Home Decor includes anything and everything - from wall hangings to furniture, and everything in between!   Some last minute supplies for my wall hanging didn't turn up so I went to Plan B.   We had a twin pedestal dressing table (not in great condition), which we could no longer fit in the bedroom,  so instead we decided to take the top off it and make it into 2 separate drawer units.  Using some Decopatch glue and a few papers which I got from a craft fair many months ago, I set to work on customising one of the drawer units (which conveniently fits under my craft desk perfectly!):

I may, at some point, add some labels onto the drawers, for the contents.

I liked the end result so much that I decided to recycle a cordial bottle, lol.....

...and now I have a new little vase.  I hung a small dragonfly charm from some white cord, around the top of the bottle.  This was the first time I've used this stuff, and I'm quite impressed with the finish, as it's very smooth!  I'm now thinking that maybe some very nicely patterened (but thin) wrapping paper, along with Ranger Glue n Seal may work quite well too?  Watch this space!!!

I'd love for you to have a go - for inspiration, check out what the rest of the Design Team have come up with, as their creations are absolutely beautiful!  If you're new to the challenge, and are unsure of the rules, have a look at the Pesky Rules page for clarification, and there's a £10 gift voucher to spend at Craft-Room up for grabs in the random draw.

I'd like to enter my decopatching into

Make It Monday - Always Anything Goes (#53)
Totally PaperCrafts - Not A Card
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Let's Re-use
Crafty Boots Challenges - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Always Anything Goes #22

I can't wait to see your creations, and thank you for visiting!

Maria x


blackdragon said...

Beautiful.... now you need to do the other one!

Kim B said...

Wonderful projects! Kim xxx

hazel said...

Brilliant projects Maria. I love your decorated drawers and the bottle is a lovely idea.
xxx Hazel.

Zoechaos said...

Great makeover and so practical love you new draws, and a vase very stylish and elegant. Great challenge theme peeps can have a great time with this XOXO Zoe

Merry said...

What a fun project and great result. Saw you on Make it Monday.

Rene said...

Wow! How ingenious!
Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! To be in with a chance to win this week's prize all you need to do is leave a comment for one or more of the entries this week and let them know you saw their creation on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! And don't forget the birthday blog hop!
Rene :D

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow, fab bottle. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots. Zo x

Stephie Boots said...

This is fab! Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges xCBx

Michele said...

your bottle turned out wonderfully! love the drawers as well. thank you for joining the "let's reuse" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

Monica said...

How creative is that... wonderful creations, both of them.

xxx Monica

Kerrie said...

Great way to refreshen up old or recycle items....

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Nikki Byrne said...

Fabulous projects Maria, Love the vase. Hugs


Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Maria just love your Drawers lol fabulous work and great inspirational pieces.


Dee's Craft Room said...


Great projects. What a wonderful way to renovate a room.

Thank you for taking part in the first Crafty Boots challenge.


Amy Tidd said...

Oh so clever!! We've had lots of entries at Craft Boots challenges - but its great to have something so original!! Thanks for playing along with the first crafty boots challenge! Amyxx