Friday, March 29, 2013

Finish It Up Friday- Dresser, Mug Rug, Shipping, Hat

The dresser is finally finished! I looked for pretty glass knobs for the drawers but didn't find anything I LOVED. So until I find something I do love, I painted the old knobs white.

Here are some close ups of the dots. I ended up using the back of the brush. 


These are the implements I tried using to see what kind of dots they would make. 
The dresser make over went all the way down to the drawer lining. Yay for bright green zig zags!
 Our room is finally starting to come together and I'm loving it! The only thing that doesn't go is Luke's Jerry Rice jersey from when he was a kid. I don't think it's going anywhere any time soon.
I also finished my closet door curtains. I HATE sliding doors because then you can only see half of what's inside. Luke took the doors off for me and I made the curtains out of the same material that's on the window and put them on a tension rod. 
I was able to get some packages out too!
Does anyone else use cereal boxes to ship things? I like that they're pretty light so they keep the weight down. But I always have to get the "Box Tops" off first (money for schools) which sometimes leads too pre shipping box repairs!
I finished binding these two sided mug rugs. 

 and I finished this Abby Cadabby hat!
It's a loose interpretation on the character from Sesame Street, and while it didn't quite come out exactly how I had imagined, its done and the girl I made it for still likes the show. It's really stretchy so the fit should be good and I'm pretty happy with it!

13 comments:

audrey said...

Your dresser is incredible! What a lovely finish! I love the look of the green dots. Great choice. :)

rebecca@letsbeoriginal said...

LOVE the dresser! How cool that you included how you made the dots. Love the drawer linings and I want that jar of buttons!!!

Michelle said...

That dresser is just gorgeous!

Anna said...

Your dresser is all kinds of fantastic! I kind of want to paint one of mine... don't know how the boyfriend would feel about it, though. He likes the wood *sigh* I also have curtains instead of doors on my closet and I love them! :)

Seriously need to make myself a mug rug. I drink so much coffee, its just silly I don't have one! Yours are great!

Live a Colorful Life said...

That's exactly how I learned to paint dots. Ofnote, I learned to paint in Scott City:)

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said...

That dresser is fabulous! What a great job you did!!

JHNickodemus said...

Thank you! Confession: those are glass stones/marbles I got from the dollar store. I was trying to get enough to fill a mega size peanut butter jar so that it would hold my dorm room door open and still be pretty.

JHNickodemus said...

Yeah DH prefers wood too, but since this one was painted already the risk just wasn't that great. It's not made from the quality of wood that might have looked elegant if refinished anyway.

JHNickodemus said...

The curtains are seriously the best! Plus they feel like an extra window! These mug rugs are going to a new home but now that our room is coming together I realized we each need bedroom mug rugs! Ill keep an eye out for yours!

JHNickodemus said...

Thank goodness for Pinterest to give me a starting point. In gonna need a bit of clarification on "learned to paint." Don't you just do it?

Candace said...

My goodness I LOVE your new dresser - the time and energy that must have took, amazing!!! It looks gorgeous!

Jamie said...

Wow Jess! That is AMAZING! Great job!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love that chest of drawers - wow!!!