Thursday, 13 September 2012

Jaw Dropping Draws



Jaw dropping draws, say that 10 times really fast!

I have a little fantasy, it's that one day, the team from Better Homes and Gardens, will waltz through my living room and say, "Well Mel, the whole of Australia, if not the world have been waiting for this day, the home is finally finished. WOW what an amazing outcome" Then Fast Ed, will go into the kitchen and whip up something quick and we will all sit around, marveling at my awesomeness.

At this point, a kid usually breaks my daydream with, "Mum, I can't find the.....(insert whatever is actually in front of them, but would have required them to move their neck to see)

Realistically this is never likely to happen, however this chest of draws makeover is currently my pride and joy. I pictured in my head having one of the Sesame Street characters on each draw, I knew I didn't want to paint it because I'm lazy, time poor and not ready for that type of project. I was going to just put stickers on it, when a "light bulb" moment occurred and I thought, what about vinyl.

The results A-MAZ-ING!



I'm hoping you're agreeing with me, pure awesomeness, here's what I did.

Supplies:



Vinyl
Scissors
Pictures to copy (or free hand if you are more artistically talented than I)

I cut out all the characters faces, by hand, so no cutting machine, no worries, any one can do something like this.


Covered the draws with the appropriate colored vinyl, then stuck the faces on.


It wouldn't be a Mellywood project without a slight hitch I called Jule's to have a look, I'm all excited then, notice the draw, I stuck the darn face on upside down! (again, I swear I do have a brain, I just don't always use it)

Re stuck the face on correctly, luckily it came off easily and was not damaged.



Then repeated for the rest of them.


There you have it, a no paint do over and the best part, when they get sick of Sesame Street, and they will at some point, it peels straight off and I have a perfect set of white draws waiting underneath.





DIY Delight or Disaster? Are you kidding me? This is the most awesome thing I have ever done. It came out exactly the same as I imagined. The boys and Jules were actually speechless for more than a minute and when Madeleine saw it she breathed, "Oh Wow!" = 1000% Delight! Vinyl and I are now friends again :)

What do you think?

Thanks for reading

Mel xoxo - that's an extra hug and kiss, because I'm so excited!

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57 comments:

  1. Oh wow Mel, this is a great project with such a lovely outcome! I love it and I love the way you made me smile while reading your post. Very enjoyable. I love DIY projects on my blog too!

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  2. awesome!!!!!!! great job mel :) how does the vinyl stick on btw???
    suze xx

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    1. It's kind of like contact paper, self adhesive backing :)

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  3. Yes I agree this is awesome , you are awesome , love love love it !

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  4. Wow it looks fantastic! You've done an amazing job.

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  5. O...M...G...!!! I am speechless as well! Jimeny Christmas girl! What will you for an encore??!! This is the best and I don't even have any little kids! You are so awesome! and I am done using exclamation points now. Mel, you are a DIY queen....seriously.

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  6. Absolutely adorable! Think I can talk my ten year old son or teenaged daughters into one?

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  7. That is so darn cute and amazing actually!!! It looks perfect and brings me back to when my girls were little...they are 10 & 12 now...great job! My fav is ERNIE!!! Always had a soft spot for Ernie!!! Sharing on my FB page!! ~ Julie redheadcandecorate.com

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  8. WOW I love this! My son would go crazy over this. Vinyl is such a great idea too. I also really love how the drawers are all different colors. I would love it if you would stop by and share at Lines Across.
    I hope to see you soon,
    Rachel
    http://www.linesacross.com/2012/09/the-cure-for-common-monday-54.html

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  9. Speechless! Pure Awesomeness! You go!

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  10. How brilliant are you Mel!!! An absolutely amazing result. No wonder you are so proud if it. Well done!!!! <3

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  11. This looks wonderful! Growing up, I was a Sesame Street kid for sure. Before I knew how to tell time, my mother would refer to an hour's time as "one Sesame Street" episode. Great work, Mel.

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  12. Wow, this is really GREAT!!! Love it! Liz

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  13. What a cool idea for revamping a dresser, and I love that you can change it out in the future--that's neat! I enjoyed hearing about your garden over at my blog. It sounds amazing--I hope you might share some blog posts with us as the season progresses for you!

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  14. Cute as.....another goody, nice and bright for M & M's room :)

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  15. Hi Mel, found you thru Danni from Silo Hill Farm. These drawers are fantastic - my 2 year old would go mental for them.
    I'm a new follower now too xx Nat

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  16. oops PS - giving you a shout out on my FB page http://www.facebook.com/NorthShoreDays

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  17. That's so effective! I love it!

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  18. I bow down to your awesomeness! Just fab, really fun and bright!

    Hugs, Estelle xx

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  19. Wow Mel, that is absolutely beautiful! I need to start figuring out how to work with vinyl. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  20. Wonderful! My son Gatsby would freak out over this! Very well done, my dear!

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  21. Just checkin it again from the Chic on a Shoestring party....still stellar!

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  22. Total success!!! Love this and I'm pinning it. I hope you are putting this on every party out there! ~ Maureen

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  23. That is adorable! Would love for you to share this at our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party...just posted it! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/09/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_13.html

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  24. Love the fresh look of your new drawers! p.s. your comment message is hilarious!

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  25. I'm so glad that I'm following you! Wow, that was a clever idea. The dresser looks fantastic!

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  26. Really really cute and creative. Any child would love this.
    --Sarah

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  27. This is absolutely adorable. You did such a great job and it is too cute! :)

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  28. So gorgeous and such a great idea! Hope you are having a great weekend:)

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  29. My daughter would love this in the yo gabba gabba characters!

    Visiting from Whimsically Homemade!

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  30. Ha! My little boy is sitting on my lap right now going nuts over that chest! It turned out great! I've had fun checking out your blog! I would love to have you come share 'Your Great Idea' at my link party, hosted every weekend. I know my readers would love you! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  31. Oh, wow! I love this! So bright and colorful and fun...and what kid doesn't love Sesame Street? What a great idea to use the vinyl too, so it peels right off later! I would be so thrilled if you would share this at my party if you get a minute:
    http://www.oneartsymama.com/2012/09/shine-on-fridays-45-and-giveaway.html

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  32. Ok, this is seriously amazing! I love it and you're making me wish for grandkids just so I could copy your brilliance! Well, let's not go that far... :D

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  33. This looks wonderful! Our little one would like every drawer to be Elmo! Thanks for sharing. We would love for you to check us out @ onceuponasewingmachine.com

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  34. This is a terrific use of vinyl!

    Visiting from I heart naptime :D

    ~Melissa
    www.mywatermelonmoon.com
    Stop by and see me sometime! :D

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  35. My daughter would absolutely Love this! It turned out great :)

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  36. This is awesome!! You did a fabulous job! I'm sure this room is going to turn out amazing!

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  37. You're right. They are jaw dropping! The vinyl was genius!

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  38. Oh, my gosh, this is just fabulous. I so wish one of my little guys would have gotten into Sesame Street. This is too cute!

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  39. That looks so cool. I absolutely love it!

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  40. Oh my heck! I totally love this!! I can't believe you cut all of the vinyl out by hand. It looks amazing!! I'm featuring this on my Weekend Wonders round up later tonight. Thanks so much for sharing!!

    xoxo

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  41. This is the best thing ever!! What a cute outcome... Loved and pinned. Thanks for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays...

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  42. This is AMAZING!!! It looks fantastic!! My 2 year old son would go bananas for this!!
    Is there anyway you can send me the pictures you used as your templates? I'd love to reacreate your amazing design.

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  43. how fun are these! i love that you made the hole drawer the color of the face!

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  44. So very cute and creative! Great choice for a redo.

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  45. Awesome! The fact that you can peel it off when they get tired of it makes it Double-Awesome!

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  46. What an awesome makeover! This should totally be featured in BHG or something similar! So cool and fun.

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  47. This was an awesome project. Just one question where did you get the faces??

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    1. I just googled pictures of them then resized on the computer, I think I still have the pictures I used I'd be happy to send them if you wanted just leave me your email.

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    2. For some odd reason, i replied days ago and don't see my post. Anyhow, Thank you I would appreciate if you could email the pictures to jizel.luna@yahoo.com. I can't wait to start the project I hope it turns out as nice as yours! :) Thank you!!!

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    3. Hmm odd not sure what happened but I have sent them now :)

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  48. Could I possibly be sent the faces as well? My email is shaynemack@hotmail.com we're doing an Oscar inspired room for my toddler. Your page has BY FAR been the most inspurational. Thank you

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