Wednesday

The need to "lace-cify" everything...


Upcycled-storage-unit

So you know how I'm a tad obsessed with lace...with the urge to "lace-cify" everything? *winks* Apparently, an old Hello Kitty storage unit could not escape from me and my lace...[sinister music plays in the background...]

My mother came home with this old Hello Kitty storage unit that had seen better days. Even my niece S, the Hello Kitty fanatic, wasn't terribly excited about it because it looked so dull and old.


Initially, I wanted to spray-paint it...but the thought of having to disassemble and reassemble parts promptly killed that idea [ahem...me=lazy bones...*LOL*].  I went straight to measuring and cutting the lace fabric and putting the pieces through my trusty Xyron 5" Creative Station. I actually like the pink bits peeking through the lace...[that's my story and I'm sticking to it...*winks*]


I removed the glass panels and replaced them with chipboard "grilles" and vellum. 


The door knobs were decorated with vintage buttons and tassels.


I added some lace trim to the edges with a hot glue gun...[as if there was not enough lace...*winks*]


So what do you think?

P/s: I intend to use the Hello Kitty glass panels for another project. :)

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29 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what a transformation Yvonne...Love it
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Neha Upreti said...

That looks awesome Yvonne!!!!I too love using laces on my projects!!!

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Creations by Shirl said...

Love the new look! It has that shabby look, the vintage flair and I bet it must look really pretty on your dresser.... Awesome details!

sue k said...

Beautiful and very creative, love the way it turned out.

Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Cindy deRosier said...

It looks a thousand times better. Excellent job!

Pallavi Iyer said...

Fantastic transformation!love the lace and the trellis on the window and the tassel.Super pretty.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

WHat a transformation from cue storage unit to a gorgeous ,shabby storage !! love the lacified look :D and the golden grills!!

Sarah said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Very cool and creative!

Lynn said...

I think you outdid yourself on this remake! I cannot believe the before and after shots. The lacey version is so elegant and totally amazing. I love it when you can reinvent something so-so into a WOW! You are the master of recycling!

Suman Pandit said...

Hi Yvonne, it looks so ornate and straight from the Victorian era !!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

EEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love love love it!! PINNING!!!!!!!!!!

dstandard said...

What a makeover!!! Love this - you are soo creative!!!

Lizzy Hill said...

Now THAT is a labour of LOOOOVE!!!!!!!!!! Amazing transformation.....fabulous:):)

Annette Allen said...

wow that is a lot of lace.. you go girl.. way to be creative... great job..

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! SO cool! What an amazing transformation! I am loving all that pretty lace. Your new windows are super cool, too!

Hussena said...

I think its such a gorgeous transformation ..all that lace is just what this Hello Kitty needed :) ..You have turned this into a thing of beauty for sure !!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, what an amazing transformation, Yvonne!! I love all of the beautiful lace!! The pink showing through is gorgeous!! It's absolutely stunning!! You are so creative!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Radhika said...

Wow!! Amazing one Yvonne i love it and those knobs with tassels are so cute :)

Shelly said...

This is stunning! Seriously, beautiful!

Tenia Nelson said...

Holy Cow.....this is totes RAD!!!!! For reals though.

Mitra Pratt said...

Lace & Yvonne = cool!! Love it! Great remake!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a transformation Yvonne!
Love the end result ;)

~amy~ said...

lace-cify...that cracked me up.
such an elegant transformation!

Karon said...

Stunning makeover. Love all the lace! TFS

sandi said...

What a make-over! Love the lace!

Helen Tilbury said...

Very beautiful! Extreme makeover deluxe!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Holy smokes! What a great transformation! Looks like a good gift for a bride.

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