Thursday, July 25, 2013

Secret Garden Dresser

I absolutely love the fun items that Kaiser Craft makes for altering.  I decided to use this dresser with a stack of Secret Garden 12 x 12 paper from Graphic 45.  This was actually the first piece I made for them with stuff I had on hand while we waited for our dreamy introduction parcels.

I started out by staining the edges of this piece with Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Shabby Shutters.

When it came to the areas of the drawers, I used distress techniques (i.e. roughing up the paper) along the edges to hide my mistakes.

On the top a little bit of bling was added using a daisy chain Dresden border.

Looking at the back in the photos made me realize that more embellishment was needed.  I decided to give this little dresser away, so I added the name of the recipient with the coordinating alphabet stickers I received in my first DT kit. (sorry no photo.)

Here you can see that I incorporated the daisy chain a bit here too.  Lots of distress stain on the edges too, to add an aged look.

The insides were tricky to cover, I tried several approaches before figuring out the best way to accomplish my goal.  

Thank you so much for yet another installment for Graphic 45.  I am still in disbelief that I am part of their elite crew!




  1. Magnificent! You make the nicest things :)

  2. What a darling little chest! I have one similar that I could work on that has been stuck in a deep dark closet. Thanks for the idea! Love your artful work!

  3. How beautiful. I love your creations
    susan s

  4. Stunning! It's obvious to me why Graphic 45 chose you to be on their team :)

  5. Just fantastic. You did a wonderful job, it's precious.

  6. One of your most beautiful pieces!


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