Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Crafty McCrafterson's - DIY project

Soooo we think it's time for a non-fashion related post/ DIY post...since we haven't been doing very many crafty/ home projects lately due to our increasingly busy schedules of making custom clothes for people (we are VERY THANKFUL for each and every one of you!) - and while we "technically" don't really have the time to do home projects, but we decided to make it a point to get this ONE project we did.

we had been eying these amazing BRIGHT and CHEERFUL credenza's lately that seem to be popping up everywhere either on Apartment, Room Service, Jonathan Adler, or awesome vintage remastered pieces...

We picked up a credenza/cubby shelving unit at a garage sale for a whopping $ was totally boring and simple, but we envisioned how easily it could be transformed into something spectacular!

this is what the credenza looked like before:
boring garage sale find - $10

You could say that our taste in interior design is a funky/eclectic/bright/modern - ish....we LOVE LOVE LOVE color for our house (each room in our apartment is a different color, and we prefer our furniture to be brightly colored as well, and everything is mismatched.
We've noticed TONS of Chevron printed interiors recently as well as Chevron printed clothing too...and naturally we are big fans of the colorful zig zag print, so we decided to use it on the credenza.
chevron printed dresser
{Design & painted by Mark Chamberlin via Benjamin Moore's site, via JGB Interiors

The always inspirational Jonathan Adler

The always inspirational Jonathan Adler
there's even accessories!

We decided to do the credenza turquoise (to match our already existing TV cabinet) with the added 'Chevron' flare of course..

To construct the chevron pattern, we cut even strips of cardboard and taped them together in a zig zag pattern.
  • First, we removed the partical board backing on the credenza because it was just ugly and not useful...
  • We sanded the credenza lightly, and then painted two coats of turquoise paint - and let dry.
  • Next, we taped down our chevron pattern along the top of the cabinet.(verrrry carefully, and perfectly measured) god forbid your perfect chevron pattern ends up crooked!!!
  • With a small paint brush and black acrylic paint, we CAREFULLY painted in the chevron took FOREVER (but we are total it took us extra long...)
  • we then continued the chevron patten down the sides of the credenza as well, 
  • lastly, we finished some of the trim with black paint to tie the whole piece together.
and, VOILA!!! our DIY chevron credenza a la Rainbows Noir!

freshly painted
waiting for the paint to dry...
ready for decorating!
this credenza wants to host a cocktail party...
home sweet home.

Hope you guys liked our DIY project! we cant wait to do our next one, Heidi's bedroom nightstands...stay tuned!

Heidi & Nissa

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