Thursday, September 3, 2009

Small Cabinet Completed

Hey everyone! The cabinet is finished! To refresh your memory. I asked you to participate in the redo of this small cabinet. I gave you choices and you took a survey. 31% of you voted for the wood grain vinyl flower finish.

Here are the inspirational designs...

And here is the final piece! Ta-da!

It's cute right? I know, I know... it took long enough. But hey, it turned into a much busier summer than I anticipated. I've been unraveling, participating in the fishbowl, healing open wounds, sweating from record heat, dog/house sitting, and looking for corporate work.

If you're interested, here's how the cabinet progressed after my last post.

After my trip to Kinko's to use their oversize copier I had my 450%-sized copy ready to go. In order to transfer the copied design to the vinyl I used chalk on the back of the copy and rubbed the entire surface. Then turned the copy over and traced that design onto the vinyl. Once that was all traced I was ready to cut the design with an x-acto knife.

Applying the design was easy. A little more time consuming than I anticipated. I was hoping to stick the vinyl on the top, then pull the backing off in one fell swoop. However, with all of the drawers, doors and trim it would not have gone smoothly. So, it ended up being a puzzle. That's okay. It gave me time to ponder my dreams as I brought this cute creation to life.

So, now what? I'm going to sell it. Any takers?


Anonymous said...


Michelle @ The Fab Faux, LLC said...

That turned out gorgeous Lucinda!

Kelly said...

I love it. It turned out so cute.

Magic Brush said...

Wow..... that is so cute!!!!

jana souza said...

Cinda, it looks so great; sorry, I didn't do it justice revewing it via cell phone photo :)

I love how it turned out---the modern take on a more farmhouse piece and the simple knobs look great :)

I love how you write; it's warm, comfortable yet succinct.

OK, I have you in my thoughts this weekend; I am toiling over how I will get to see you on Friday? must chat on that front soon.

hugs and big smiles for the entire weekend,


Urban Girl said...

Wow! This is incredible - I love that you showed the whole process.

Gorgeous piece - great inspiration!

- Kif

keely said...

SO great! Nice job :-) You should submit the before/after photos to Design Sponge! I can spend hours looking at the before/after section on their blog.

I wish I had room for more furniture so I could add it to our home!

Anonymous said...

This looks amazing! I am new to DIY and wondering how it was the pattern copied onto self-adhesive vinyl sheets and then put onto the dresser?
Fabulous work- I aspire to be that creative.

Sherry G said...

what a funny coincidence -- i first saw your adorable cabinet while browsing craigslist this evening, then about five minutes later, was surprised to see it again while reading design sponge on my blog reader. nice work.

Lindsey @ Better After said...

I absolutely love this! Would you mind if I featured it on my blog? (with credit to you, of course!)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

The cabinet is lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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