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9th March 2014
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Friday, 5 April 2013

FiddleFarting On A Mahooooosive Scale – My Decopatch Cupboards And Computer Work Area.

Decopatch Cupboards craftroomWith two weeks off for Easter, and one week gone already,  I decided that yesterday I should really pull my thumb out and tackle one of the “big” jobs that I’ve had in my head since Christmas,  but as of yet not got round to ……
craftroom set upFiddleFart Craftroom
I’d had my craftroom papered and painted back in January  and I had rearranged the desks/worktops, but I hated it …. I felt very enclosed and never comfortable or “at home”  so last Friday I decided to rearrange it all again! ….. To be honest I could have cried ….. nothing went right ….. partly because the legs on my Ikea desks decided that they no longer wanted to stay screwed securely to the tops ……. and as I failed to clear the room properly …… it all became a terrible car crash …… if the Duke had been here he’d have sorted it all out for me …… but as he wasn’t,  I knew I HAD to sort it out come what may !!!!! 
craftroom cupboardsAfter several hours I managed it …. and love the way it’s now set up…. the biggest change was moving my computer and printers into the corner, where my shelves used to be ….. the worktop was just an “empty” space, where I would pile things up when I couldn’t be bothered to put them away.
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The cupboard doors were old and tired, and well past their best but I really don’t want to replace them just yet, as they now store all the boxes that used to be on the shelves …….
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….. so I decided ….. aghhhh, to Decopatch them, I must have been out of my tiny mind! As you can see from the first couple of pictures the room was devoid of any colour other than magnolia  and it really didn’t look like anything creative ever went on in there, there was no personality … The die was cast and I started by dividing  the cupboard doors into sections for different colour combinations ….. trying, in a way,  to copy the Kars furniture I love so much.
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Once both doors were covered, they needed something to define each section ….. and I remembered some old Letraset Letralines, that my sister gave me years ago …
Decopatch Cupboard.letraset letraline
…… which gave me just the definition I wanted. I am now wondering if I should add some faux gold handles to give the impression of drawers,  I probably will, when I see the right sort of thing.  Looking at it the whole effect looks rather Chinesey.
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…. But I couldn’t leave it there could I? ……I then decided that the side of the cupboard needed the same treatment ……..
decopatch cupboards 12Craftroom FiddleFart
….. and now I am about to start the side of the wardrobe/computer area as it’s also in a pretty dire state ……. and then I am thinking that if I Decopatch the bottom 9ins of the wardrobe doors (stuffed with crafting stuff) it will not only hid all the scuff marks, it will also draw the eye across the room and balance it …….. and then I could just do something with the worktops and then, and then …. oh dear what have I started?? The next big job in the next few days really ought to be several good coats of varnish …………….. so watch this space!

12 comments:

Angie said...

Love these ...wish I has the patience. xx

MagsB said...

Oh wow, your decopatching is just wonderful! I'm so sorry you had all that trouble, but the end result looks so, so good!

love Mags B x

Di said...

Oh Helen - this really does look stunning! What a mahoosive task but you really should feel soooo proud of the result. Snort, I'm still decopatching a medium sized angel I began last Autumn :)

Oh, and I think handles would look really cool as you're thinking - hugs, Di xx

ali said...

looks fab though doesn't it

marc said...

thats fad i love it why dont you try the larger areas with 6x6 papers or 8x8 or 12 x 12 cut them it to strips triangels ect and put up with a bit tape first and when you like what you have photo it so you can follow what you did or nuber the backs also wait till to come down to see me for knobs do you rememmber the shop on portobelo market with all the porcelin and glass knobs and handels there would be some lovely ones there big love marc

Sue said...

Loving the bright colours. Hope you can get everything how you'd like it.

Barb Cady said...

I think you have made a marvellous job,well done! Your craft room is looking very cheery. Just a thought, do you like the idea of panels of blackboard paint on the wardrobes, so you can jot down your craft shopping lists? Hope you find the right knobs, but with your talents why not make them? Xx

tilly said...

stunning job and a labour of love, your 'new' room will look great
Tilly

Pamela said...

I love it! It looks very cheery and I'm sure Marc will help you find just the right handles for the desk.

EssexCommuter said...

LOVE the cupboards, and I think the handles are a great idea. If it was me though, I'd probably forget they weren't drawers and would keep trying to open then!!

Cheryl W. said...

Wowsers! That was a big job - and you accomplished it beautifully!

Cazann49 said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your decopatch!!..What a fab idea...:) am going to bookmark your blog so I can see your progress..:)..xx