Upcyle that Dresser Now – Three Tops Reasons Why

“Arizona State of Mind” Subway Sign Dresser by Twice Lovely.

Eat your heart out my friends.  How good is this dresser?  Does it get better?  Oh, hang on – here’s the before shot:

NOW soak it in.  Twice Lovely – you are truly gifted. Old into new – schmoo!  This is old into AWESOME.  And they have a shop right here.  Not sure about shipping o/s but worth a look anyway.

Not only does Twice Lovely share their beautiful furniture, but they also give some really good handy tips for you (and me) homedoers.  So waste no time.  It’s next project for me. x

One more absolutely gorgeous piece, okay two more.  This time by Miss Mustard Seed.  I can’t stop thinking about these dressers:

See what I mean?

This dresser was refurbished using milk paint.  New to me, but been around for a squillion years.  Milk paint has a ton of benefits: non-toxic, safe, quite different to the paint that we generally use these days.  I’ll be doing some purchasing research into milk paint.  It ticks all the boxes and I love the finish.

Here’s another of Miss Mustard Seeds’ fabo dressers with some cool stencil work:

What do you think?  Buying dressers from the op shop and transforming them into some kind of wonder piece.  Are you on my page?  Are you in? Are you game to try upcycling yourself?  Tell me.

Amy x


Stencil your world

Stencil [official meaning]:  A device for applying a pattern, design, words, etc., to a surface, consisting of a thin sheet of cardboard, metal, or other material.

Stencil [to me meaning]: Taught in art class at high school, necessary to ‘do’ in order to pass.  Producing fairly ordinary, smudged artwork (for me at least).  Thinking it would never fly in real life.  Until NOW.

Because people, STOP THE BUS.  Stencil is cool, and there is such unique, gotta-have, style-queen stencils out and about.

Thank you to you, you stencil creators. (Could I say YOU more in the one sentence do you think?)

Check these little beauties out:

1. Stencilled China Cabinet by Burlap & Blue.  Plus Linda gives a step-by-step tutorial on how to do it.  Does it get any better?  (ok, maybe yes, if Linda stencilled one for me!)

More of these lovely stencils just here at Royal Design Studio.

2.   Bunting Flag Stencil Top.  This stencilling.  Just awesome.  Can’t stop thinking about this one.  Must buy.

4. Wall Stencilling at its best.  Yes, Cutting Edge Stencils are right on the money:

3. Sticker Stencilling.  Here’s some easy at-home stencilling you can do, using left-over stickers:

Go on, stencil your world.  Try it.  I’m going to.  Amy x

Images care of: www.royaldesignstudiowww.burlapandblue.com, http://www.etsy.com/listing/59743343/triangle-bunting-banner-hand-stenciled, www.cuttingedgestencils.com, http://colettemoscrop.blogspot.com.au/.