Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It's All about Me!

Hello and welcome to Natasha's It's 'All about Me' Party!
She asked us to create something to treat ourselves to... maybe something we had been wanting to do for ages! That's exactly my case!
You might remember I re-made this mini chest of drawers last Spring for my studio room...





... and I also made these patchwork totes as storage for my bits and bobs...



As I had this box from the thrift store and an ugly but functional board (whose 'before' picture I'll share in my next post, as I forgot to upload it here and I have no time for re-uploading all), I decided that THIS was the perfect time to finally have them done!

I covered the box with scraps of fabric (I used these fabcrics throughout my studio room), and added some vintage broderie anglaise.


Here you can see the board, it consists of two different parts.

I had one padded and ribboned...

... the other is covered in cork, and useful to pin notes and cards and anything I need to keep an eye on!


Here you can spot my new things in a corner of my studio room.

Please visit Natasha to see what the other girls came up with!
Enjoy!
Monica.

36 comments:

  1. Monica these are fabulous! I love your clean fun style, your box and board are so gorgeous!! I'm so glad you joined in!

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  2. ohmy!!! those are so gorgeous!!! i love how you did a patchwork design with your fabric on the box...that looks SO beautiful!!!

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  3. I love how everything in the room coordinates. I have a few of those boxes which I get cosmetic sets in that I have saved. I may cover mine too. Great job.

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  4. How wonderfully shabby chic!! These are really great coordinating pieces! :)

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  5. Everything is lovely, Monica! Your drawers are so pretty decked out in all that blue and white!

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  6. These are fantastic. Look how it looks all together, wow. What a great idea to store your bits and bobs in those lovely bags on that peg board too. Wonderful work, and you must just not want to leave this space now.
    karen

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  7. Hi, Monica! I love the little dresser make over! I followed you links to read how you did it but couldn't get all the way there. Did you use a decopage technique?

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  8. Just beauatiful, Monica. I love the colors and the dual purpose of the board. Thx for the inspiration,

    Kitty

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  9. Hi Monica - everything looks so pretty! Is that a wooden drawer unit from IKEA? I'm thinking of grabbing one to decorate myself.

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  10. There is nothing more crisp and refreshing than pairing blue and white together. Love your creations.

    Nancy

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  11. OMG! I love it all!! Wow, you are so creative and have an eye for color and design. I really do love it all and would love to have something special like that for myself : ) Enjoy!

    Hugs ~ Nichole

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  12. This looks all great......
    Such great fun to pleasure yourself.
    I love the things you made.
    Nice evening

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  13. Well how chic are you? ;o) Very!

    Love them all & your photographs are fabulous!

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  14. Nice work! Love the color choice! The tote bag is very cute! Everything turned out lovely!

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  15. Monica, everything is just beautiful!! I LOVE the colors your chose and the mix of patterns, just beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Amy

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  16. As always your work is so interesting and gorgeous..... so inspiring!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  17. I love your fabric choice! You did an amazing job revamping everything. I love how you just use every scrap! Using tote bags for small things is very clever indeed. Have a lovely day, nice to meet you!

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  18. This is a great post! I love all the things you covered with the blue patchwork design. Those totes are wonderful too!
    xo
    jeanne

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  19. Absolutely darling!
    I LOVE THE BLUE PATCHWORK LOOK.

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  20. What can I say but it's BEAUTIFUL!!! It truly it. I love the blue you used. I use a lot of scraps making my birdhouses also. Happy to meet you, sugar!
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  21. Monica, these are all so beautiful. getting all these done must have made you so happy. They are lovely in your studio.
    June

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  22. Hello Monica,

    I love how you transformed everything...it's all just beautiful and totally functional. I really like the tote bag...very sweet, indeed. :0)

    If you haven't visited me yet...please do!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  23. IT'S ALL ABOUT US right now, isn't it.
    If it weren't for Natasha's creative mind - would probably not found your blog and see your gorgeous projects.
    I am now a FOLLOWER of your blog.

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  24. Oh WOW!!!So beautiful.I love it all.XXOO Marie Antionette

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  25. Monica, I just love the pieces you showed us! First of all, the blue patchwork box is adorable, and your board is something that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. And the bags, too! Love it ALL...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  26. Oh, so lovely. Love the blue and white. Very creative. Looks like a fun project. Enjoy!

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  27. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! Your studio must be gorgeous!

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  28. Fabulous additions to your studio!! Love your used of the different fabrics! Rachaelxo

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  29. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog. This is such a lovely and inspiring post! I used to recover boxes, containers, you-name-it all the time but they never looked as gorgeous as yours! Thanks for sharing all your lovely creations!

    Have a wonderful day.
    Holly

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  30. Hi Monica,

    I love your two new beautiful blue and white projects.
    Must be so lovely to work in your studio.
    Many thanks for sharing.

    Happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  31. YOur chest of drawers, board, and box are all particularly beautiful, Monica. I love blue and white together - it is so relaxing while being just gorgeous at the same time.
    Lovely work -
    Cheers,
    Maggie

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  32. Just one I think I see a favorite, then I scroll to the next photo! everything is so beautiful! The blue and white is so soothing!

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  33. I'm just blown away by your creativity!!!
    It is so so pretty and inviting and happy...the tote bags thrill me :) the box...wow! and the pin board. All one of a kind~so special :)

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  34. You did a great job, Monica !
    So beautiful in blue and white.

    Have a nice evening,
    Sylvia

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  35. Being a "BLUE" gal you know I love it all. You have inspired me to make a few changes around here. Love every single thing you do. You know that!!!! Love to you and Kim. Sharon

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