Tuesday, July 10, 2007

One rainy Sunday...


I think we've had more than a few rainy Sundays just lately, not to mention, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays etc! On just such a day a few weeks ago, I decided to turn my hand to a project I'd had in mind for a while. On one of my trips to a flea market, I'd bought an old wooden filing cabinet. It was painted white, with aluminium handles and was crying out for a transformation.

I had some 1940s wallpaper which I thought would be perfect, so I set to work!

It was a rather tricky job covering some of the corners but I got there in the end! I then had to find the right handles and settled on these milk glass grab handles, I think they finish it off nicely!

These drawers are destined for my new office but I think they look quite nice in my bedroom!

Have you been working on any 'rainy day' projects?

41 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful! I love the wallpaper such a great find.I have plenty of rainy day projects but finding time to do them is tricky.I picked up a lovely Victorian glazed cabinet that needs painting for the kitchen.I just need to decide what colour.I might look out for some vintage wallpaper to line the back with now I've seen yours!

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  2. They are beautiful you have done a fantastic job.
    Alison x

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  3. They look fantastic!!! I've always got a project on the go and have to admit I am less sidetracked if it's raining - not that I want it to rain, I much prefer the sunshine and being out in the garden!
    Kim x

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  4. It looks fab! I especially love the milk-glass handles!!

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  5. Hi Clare!

    As always it looks stunning! I really love the handels. Think the look great with that wallpaper which again is stunning!

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  6. Yes it looks beautiful, wow some of the creativity I see online just blows me away :-)

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  7. Hi Clare

    Well done you! How you find the time to do these projects beats me as I know what else you get through in a week. I've been working on some painting projects, but nothing is finished so there's nothing I can show at the moment!

    Keep up the good work!

    Sue x

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  8. Beautiful cabinet and the handles are perfect for it. As far as projects are concerned would you call unpacking and finding a place for "stuff" a rainy day project?Its such a process but we are getting closer to the end every day.

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  9. wow what a transformation it looks wonderful

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  10. Looks so beautiful Clare! I love the wallpaper. Such pretty colors.

    It seems as if every blog I read from England is talking of the rain.. I hope the sun is shining for you soon!

    Heather

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  11. Oh Clare, they look gorgeous! that wallpaper is incredible, i love it. Any "vintage loving" woman would pay a small fortune to have that in her "office"!

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  12. Hi Clare,
    Maybe all this rain is a blessing (what am I saying?!!) if you create such treasures when its wet! You made a fabulous job of the cabinet Clare, its so neat. It should be given pride-of-place in your new office!
    Niki x

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  13. So pretty! Great job.
    Alison x

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  14. What a great idea, that looks so nice!

    Years ago I sat in an auction where victorian wallpaper was going for really high prices. I couldn't understand why but wish I could come across it all again. There are loads of things I could use it for now:))

    best wishes Ginny

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  15. Clare, that is beautiful! I'd love one of those in my own bedroom! That wallpaper you used is just lovely.

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  16. It looks just darling with that wallpaper and I love the milk glass handles! As to projects, I just finished repainting some frames for my foyer. I have a ton of things to do outside, but we're having such hot yucky weather I haven't been able to do anything!

    Manuela

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  17. Wow Clare, just fabulous...I love them! Wish I had the same sort of inspiration as you! The wallpaper is lovely. Makes me wonder what a room would look like with it on the walls!

    Love

    Jane
    x

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  18. That sounds like an impossible project, amazing that you made that gorgeous cabinet transformation. Congrats on a beautiful job!

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  19. WoW! What a lovely project.:) We have been having daily thunderstorms, have had errands to run but today will have some crafting time in it:)

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  20. Every time I start one the sun comes out!

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  21. OH MY!!! It looks absolutely fantastic!! Love the wallpaper! Oh i would`t dear using it..The handtowels are gorgeous :)
    Well, you ask me if i have done anything creative lately, have a visit and you will see )
    Well, it is very rainy this summer. Not always fun but i still enjoy my holiday. I have now 1 week and then we are heading home to The Netherlands again. Uhuu!! Want to stay ofcourse..But, i know now that is is only for one year and then we are moving back again :) We have been searching for houses and it all looks very positive. And my Hubby already has 3 job-offers! How fun isn`t that?
    And how are you doing these days? Do you enjoy the summer with rainy days? You have a lot to do with your webshop don`t you? Fun to do exactly what you want and make a living out of it!
    Well, enjoy rest of the weekend and take care, Aina :)

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  22. Dear Claire,
    You are talented!
    Beautiful!
    Sherry

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  23. That looks wonderful Clare. Have you protected the top in any way? The handles are just right!
    Sandra.x.

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  24. How beautiful Clare....
    Looks tricky to do .. but you've done a stunning job.
    ginny
    x

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  25. That is just darling!

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  26. Great job this filing cabinet is lovely, we really like vintage and will eventually be selling some vintage items ourselves when we get our new business up and running.

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  27. wow -those drawers are beautiful!

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  28. This is awesome, Clare! I love it. Looks just like the vintage chests you and I love!

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  29. This is one fantastic project, gosh it looks painted on, such a neat job
    Suzie Sews

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  30. You are so clever to decorate that cabinet with wallpaper, it must have been fiddly to do. A beautiful result though,I love the pretty pieces of linen that are draped over the drawer. The rain has definitely outstayed its welcome this summer as far as I'm concerned, a few warm sunny days would be wonderful.

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  31. It looks absolutely gorgeous! Such pretty paper. I know I'd have really struggled to get those corners looking so neat.
    The only projects I have going on at the moment all seem to still be in my head. I really need to get motivated to get creative again soon.

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  32. Totally stunning !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  33. Goodness, that wallpaper is to die for. If only they would make such pretty paper today - I'd wallpaper every room! You did a wonderful job, too...I don't see any seams - how'd you do that?!

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  34. LOVE it! You did a fab job...So chic

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  35. Hi Clare! This is so beautiful! What a great project, you have transformed this into a thing of beauty!

    Just gorgeous...wish we HAD rain, just goes to show it's always what you don't have weather wise that you want! I am looking forward to some rain, and so is the garden.

    Thanks for visiting me, I'm away this week "shopping" but suddenly had the urge to visit your blog, it is so great!
    xo Lidy

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  36. HI clare,
    Wow you did such good work on this, beautiful job!
    I hope you are well and finding lots of other great projects to start considering your dire weather :-(
    Take care from Debra (in NZ)

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  37. What a beautiful chest. You did a great job and after seeing your magnificant idea, I am on the search for vintage wallpaper. I love your blog and it is one of my daily reads.

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  38. Hello,
    I have been viewing your blog for a while now and just wanted to say how wonderful it is. The photos you display are amazing and inspiring and I fallen in love with your cats!
    Priscilla x

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