Monday, March 7, 2011

Dwell Studio Knock Off

If you've spent any time on this blog you've probably figured out I love bold patterns.

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Dwell Studio has some GORGEOUS bold fabrics. Did you know they have a line at Target too? It's pretty awesome. In fact when I saw this Plum Blossom motif I knew I had to have it.

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But I don't need new bedding. So what to do?

I painted my file cabinet.

Here is the file cabinet before, in the sad neglected basement. Before it became my mom cave...

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And here's the file cabinet now with a new paint job.

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It's almost unrecognizable, isn't it?

All I did was sketch the layout on the drawers of my cabinet with a pencil. Then I just painted in the lines. My cabinet started out black, so I left those areas alone. I didn't paint the black areas. It took 3-4 coats to get good coverage, but it's not a large area so it wasn't that time consuming.

Give it a shot! It's fun to give an old piece new life.

Now you can see why I was so drawn to the black and white fabric I used on the ottomans. It has a lot of similarities, don't you think?

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Of course I gotta do a before and after:

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Linking to some of these great parties.

Now go make something!

21 comments:

  1. That is so cool. At first from the thumbnail I thought it was just an awesome picture but I was pleasantly surprised to see it was a cabinet! Nice job!!

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  2. O! I love it!! Wow, excellent freehand! Im so inspired! Feel free to check out my blog at
    http://ramblingophelia.blogspot.com

    Im your newest follower!

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  3. how fun is that????? i love it! the colors and pattern are grea, as is your version of their design!

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  4. I love that bedding too and I have a pic of that chair on my phone as an option when we get new furniture. Really great job.

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  5. FABULOUS! I am a huge fan of color and bold prints too....

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  6. Oh my gosh is that fantastic or what!? I love it. Great job
    http://itsybitsypaper.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow! That is amazing! It looks so great! I'm so envious of people like you that do the bold prints and color. I need to take more risks like this!

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  8. LOVE! the filing cabinet redo! Girl, you could sell those!!!
    Tammy :)

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  9. I LOVE LOVE the filing cabinet!

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  10. Oh wow, this is awesome! What a makeover! Makes you want to do paperwork!

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  11. I LOVE this...I'm with Tammy - I would totally buy that. I have been looking for a lateral 3 drawer file and the metal ones are the only ones sturdy enough to hold up to what you need to put inside but they are SO ugly - not now - that is AMAZING

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  12. Prettiest file cabinet I've ever seen! Just curious as to what kind of paint you used.

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  13. Love what you did with the file cabinet! Super creative!

    Andrea
    http://www.HomageStyle.com

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  14. Hey Joselyn. I just used regular Valspar satin finish interior paint. It's the same paint I'd use on any other furniture. I still have to seal it with a coat of polycrylic (not polyurathane, which will yellow) for more durability.

    Thanks, everyone, for all the nice comments!

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  15. This looks great! What a great way to disguise a boring filing cabinet.

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  16. Super AWESOME! Love how graphic this is. What a great idea. Blessings <3 Paula

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  17. I am in LOVE!!! This is insane! Genius! Newest follower!!

    Heather

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