1st–I have to say a big Thank You! So many of you wrote me with the sweetest & funniest comments and accolades! It’s gratifying to know my projects are recognizable.
I need to also say how much this contest is getting me re-focused on some back-burnered projects AND truly stretching my creative muscles!
The 2nd and 3rd project criteria left me with a lot of angst–I’m really not a “crafter.” But the challenges are making me grow and think in new ways –especially considering the great skills of my competition. So I owe them a very heart-felt Thank You!
And now I can finally post on and tell you about
This lingerie chest–
which has been passed all around the family, but finally, put to use in my mom’s L-L bathroom. Its drawers are great for storage, except for taller cleaning supplies. : /
When I saw Karen’s transformation of a similar chest,
I knew instantly that–
I had a new project!
*Dec 12th–I see Karen’s inspirational project!
*Dec 13th–I receive an email that I am a finalist for One Month to Win It!
*And the 1st project—due Dec 30th—anything you want, with the requisite of using a graphic from The Graphics Fairy.
I admit, I’ve admired so many of the projects you’ve all done with her graphics –but I had yet to go peruse her catalog. Well, here was my push!
So-busy- building and sewing all my Christmas presents this year, I couldn’t begin work on the lingerie chest till Dec 26th–yikes—but I picked out my graphic!
Here’s the jist of my project—
- Gut it–but leave a drawer for toilet paper!
- Re-fit the interior walls.
- Make a door. But, if I make 1 door–does it swing left to use at the sink, or to the right for the toilet? I split the difference–smaller doors will work both ways and take the least amount of space!
- Paint, transfer image, wax, and faux marble the top.
Tomorrow, I’ll break down the whole project for you–-do I have a story to tell.
And some Thank You’s to share!
Follow along with the next posts to see the construction process!
I hope you’ll try it!