Monday, May 28, 2012

File away some Yardsticks

I've had a productive weekend of junkin', painting, and finishing up some projects.  Hopefully there will be lots to show this week!


I did finish up a project tonight that I started weeks ago.  Not sure why it took me so long!  But somehow in the midst of it all I didn't take "before" or "during" shots.  Well I made it to June before I broke my New Year's resolution!


Anyway, I found an oak file cabinet that had some damage to the top but it was cheap.  I had used yardsticks to cover the damaged top of another piece (seen here) and decided that technique would work again.  


But I wanted to do something different on the drawers.  I found this dresser on Pinterest. (from Brabourne Farms)



















                                                           Source: brabournefarm.blogspot.com via Cyndi on Pinterest

How cool is that??  So I set about to figure out text to go on my drawers.  Here's what I ended up with:

I had to take the hardware off so I could transfer and paint.




File another project "done!"






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20 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love it, Cyndi! What a great cabinet to use in a sewing room to hold patterns or fabrics. I just love the top ~ that is so creative and unique!

Twice Nice said...

That is awesome!! Love the use of the yardsticks!

Lorrie said...

Very cute! I love it!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

That's pretty--the printed words are especially nice and the yardsticks on top eye-catching.

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Looks great...love it :) Laurel

Debbie said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing the idea!

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

Cyndi, FABULOUS! Love the wording and the yardsticks make it unique! :-)
Sharla

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

awesome job! it looks perfect on the file cabinet!

Crystelle said...

It's soooo pretty!!!!
I love it!
I like yours better than the inspiration piece....!!!

Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . . said...

Great inspiration and great interpretation! I was just saying today that I hope I come across yard sticks at some point so that I can cover something with them!

Visiting from HOH :)

JOY 2 JOURNEY said...

I love how you ended your blog! Cute play on words :) So glad that you stopped by and linked up your great idea with yardsticks!!! Can't wait to see what else you come up with in the future :)
Hugs,
Bj

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

It turned out awesome! I've got that same file cabinet, I guess I'll be on the search for old yardsticks now!I would love for you to link up to “It’s a Party” going on right now!
www.acreativeprincess.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

I am absolutely in love with this! Beautiful =)

Visiting from House of Hepworths

JOY 2 JOURNEY said...

You were featured on the "Sunday Stop"! Drop by and pick up a button. Thank you for sharing inspiration with us :) Hope you link up again sometime soon!
Hugs,
Bj

Christine said...

Cyndi!! This is GENIUS!!! Great great GREAT idea!! It looks so pretty!!

Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

Oh my gosh! I love this! The yardsticks are brilliant and the transfer looks great :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Very cool! I really need to find some yardsticks!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

VERY Clever!!! Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing again at Uncommon!

Misty McFadden said...

I absolutely LOVE this! Great project! I'd love for you to link up to my first ever linky party, Ta-Da Tuesday :) check it out HERE ! <3 from your newest follower, I'd be delighted if you'd follow back!

kathryn cain said...

love your ideas...and this one really liked....