From Bland to Glam.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Images via Marcus Design & Little House Blog

I recently saw one of my favorite DIYs ever. Yes, EVER! I was browsing around on The Late Afternoon and saw this wonderful project of creating your own dresser. This led me to two lovely blogs that each recreated the IKEA Rast Dresser.  One is a Dorothy Draper inspired dresser from the crafty Nancy at Marcus Design and the other is a crisp white design done by the creative Aubrey and Lindsay at Little House Blog. The too-good-to-be-true cost to do two dressers: under $125! I am incredibly impressed how both of these blogs demonstrated how they were able to create something so plain into such a lively piece! About 6 months ago I purchased furniture and I regret not seeing this amazing DIY earlier.  For now, I'll have to stash this idea away for future use!


Images via Little House Blog

Image via Marcus Design



15 comments:

Accessories. Please. said...

That is a amazing DIY! I love the idea of using pain to look like molding and trim. (as in the Dorothy Draper one) And I LOVE Dorothy Draper.

Erin Willett said...

Wow that really is cute. I never even think to do stuff like that, I would just buy it the way I want it :P

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G said...

simply genius!!!!!!!!!!

Brittany - Try It On Me said...

Wow, those are some mad DIY skills. I LOVE the second dresser, may have to try this myself. Thanks for sharing! xo

Scientific Housewife said...

What a great transformation!

Gawgus things... said...

Oooh, lovely! I so lack inspiration and vision when it comes to things like this! xxx

~k said...

Don't know if I would have the patience to paint the gold lines!

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Marissa said...

perfect! this is simply perfect!

PinkPopMash

Janette said...

Cahhh-uuuteee blog! Love how white, symmetrical and balanced it is..And organized!! And your picturefiestas are lovely too! Kris and Kel...has a nice ring to it..Reminds me of Keenan and Kel..Did you ever see that? But you are way cooler... For cereals...

Janette, the Jongleur

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

How lovely is that. I need some nice dressers and this might do the job. Now I got to get my craft on

jaclyn @ thelateafternoon said...

i completely agree about how amazing this DIY dresser is! The result is so pretty and its hard to believe its under $125 too! this DIY is definitely something i want to try when i need more furniture!


thanks for the mention <3!

mandyface said...

yes, this transformation is amazing! correct!

Miyan said...

i love these DIY's !!

Miyan

www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

Glocal Girl said...

Ahh I wish I had the crafty talents for DIY projects. My creative talents stick to blogging and writing only, ha. But these are beautiful - thanks for sharing!

X
www.GlocalGirl.com

Fashion Mom said...

waw amazing, lovely x

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