Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Love and Furniture Building

Before I get to the saga of the furniture building, I do have a card to share today.  The sentiment is from Ethereal Forest Designs Love Sentiments.  I love the elegance of the script.  I used Soft Suede as my base combined with DP from The Luxury Stack from DCWV.  It has a soft shimmer to to it that I don't think I captured.   I used Papertrey's Chai ink to sponge the edges and add a vintage look to the paper roses.  The lace is May Arts (in my Etsy Shop or at the top of the page.)  The sentiment panel is popped up on dimensionals.
 
 
Ok, on to the saga of the new cabinets for my studio from IKEA.   For those who may not know, IKEA has all knock down furniture which means good price but you build it yourself.  The first one is up and looks great.  Considering the instructions are just pictures and no words, we did pretty well.
 
I spent today building 12 drawers and I have the blisters to prove it.  As I was constructing, I noticed the finish work wasn't quite as nice as the first piece.  Should have been a giveaway....when DH got home from work and started pulling out the main parts, none of them had a final finish on them!  One board is warped, one rough and one side has a split.  NOT GOOD...especially since the nearest IKEA is 2 hours away.   UGH!  Will call them tomorrow.  Their return policy is good but so far away. 
 
Don't forget about the Giveaway here.  I'll draw the winner on Friday!  Two super sets from The Cutting Cafe.
 
Supplies:
Paper - SU Soft Suede, PTI vanilla, DCWV Luxury Stack
Ink - Papertrey Chai
Accessories - Spellbinders Oval dies, May Arts crocheted ribbon, ivory satin ribbon, paper roses
Techniques - sewing, distressing, sponging
 
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