Thursday, July 19, 2012

Armoire Update - I'm getting there

In my earlier blog I was trying to get my Armoire organized, well I'm realizing it's taking up much more time then I realized, but I'm making progress.

This is the BEFORE





These are the pictures that inspired me








This is what I've done so far

Earlier you will remember I transformed 3 boxes from this...





...to this








After some thought I decided I wanted something to hold organize my perfume, so I took another box







Lined it with the same fabric I used for the earlier boxes...








...painted the exterior black and then wrapped and glued twill around it.











However I felt something was missing -  I wanted it to "pop" a bit more.  I remembered I had a plastered flower, that I learned to make from Villabarnes earlier, so I decided to glue it on top.








Gotta admit that looks much better!





Earlier in one of my blogs you may remember I made a Jewelry Organizer, unfortunately I don't use it for my pearls.  I keep all of my pearls dumped inside a box, I generally wear the same strands repeatedly because it's too time consuming digging through all of them.  Then I thought, "Why not display them so I could easily select one when ready to wear?"  So while at Kelly's House & Home I saw these cute bronze cabinet knobs.  I bought several, attached them inside my Armoire, at the back, and hung my pearls over them. (Sorry, the picture isn't too clear).





Although I seem to be working at a snail's pace, I'm happy everything is coming together.


What I'm working on now...

I have this old picture I've been holding onto for years.  It use to hang on the office wall of a company I worked for.  When the company closed, I was given permission to keep the picture.  The frame was custom made and I always loved it!





 

I also have this straw place-mat...






...and the globes from my chandelier that I had recently transformed...







I won't say what I'm going to do with them, because I'm not certain it's going to work, but let's hope by next week I'll have everything completed to showoff.  So until next week, don't forget to LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!

20 comments:

Thrifty Crafty Girl said...

You've been busy! You're making great stuff, that's for sure!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

a little improvement is always better than no improvement! I say.

Loretta said...

Hi Sherry, I love your re-purposing...
they are always so creative. Loved the box with your perfume. So, I suppose I'm waiting to see what you will so next!
Hugs

NanaDiana said...

You have been a busy girl. Love the boxes and jewelry organizer and I can't wait to see what you do with the frame and other bits and pieces-xo Diana

Amy - while wearing heels said...

You keep yourself so busy. I am impressed. I love how you have your pearls displayed...and I am in awe of how many you have :) I can't wait to see what you do with the rest of your things!!!

Brooke said...

I love how you hung your pearls on those knobs! It looks really pretty. I can't wait to see what your new project is going to be- I can't even begin to guess what it is!

Rhissanna said...

I love the pearl hangers, what a smart idea. I remember the amazing chandelier transformation and I'm glad you kept those lovely glass globes for something. So now, what will you do with them?

Oh, and I thought Id been a follower of this blog for a while. I just checked, apparently I get it sent to my email, but I'm not an actual follower. So I fixed that!

New follower, lol!

Brandi said...

Great progress, my friend! I'm excited to see how you incorporate the straw mat into the room!

JoKnows said...

The armoire project seems to be coming along beautifully! Whatever you do will be lovely. I am the same way with jewelry. If it's not visible, I don't use it. Great idea hanging the pearls.

LDH said...

Hi Sherry! Wow... what a talented and creative lady you are! I love the ideas and projects you have done. I have perused several of your posts and loved reading each one :)

Nice stopping by to visit.
Kindly, Lorraine

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your armoire is looking good! I have an armoire that is in MAJOR need of a makeover!

Shelia said...

Hi Sherry! Well, sometimes doing things slowly is the best way. You have more time to looks and fiddle with things. I love to fiddle! :) Your shelves look wonderful and I do love what you've done with your baskets. You're truly the most creative one. Can't wait to see what you do next.
Thank you always for poppingin to see me and you are the sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Beth said...

Awesome job on getting organized! I seem to work at a snails pace when it comes to that too, but always worth the effort in the end! I really like the jewelry organizing knobs. Very chic!

Hip Brown said...

Sherry I too often work at a snails pace... as you say, it is so very important to get it right, so sometimes time is needed. I think I need time to reflect/ or procrastinate ;-). Love what your doing with the pearls, looking forward to your final reveal!!!

daisypetals said...

This is Melissa @ Daisy Mae Belle. Love this organization! I know it will be beautiful when it is done! I am here to follow you back!

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

I absolutely love what you've done with regular cardboard boxes. Such a great and thrifty idea.
I'm also in the midst of trying to get more organized~baby steps all the way for me.

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

You are seriously the queen of upcycling items to make beautiful, functional pieces! Great!!

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

As always, great ideas and great photos to help us see your transformations! Thanks for sharing.

Poppy said...

I love how prettily you upcycle and recyle, Sherry! Love how your perfume organizer tray looks...great idea adding the twill and the plaster flower...adds the perfect feminine touch!Your upcoming projects look very exciting, especially the chandy and the straw mat:)Thanks for letting us peek and for your sweet comment.Always enjoy your visits. Have a wonderful weekend!~Poppy

Maury Kilgo said...

This looks great Sherry! Good job! I know you'll enjoy this space being so organized!