14 December, 2008

Atlas Homewares, Jonathan Fong Style, and a Bit of Mod Podge

I found some terrific knobs on clearance this weekend to use on the dresser I found in the alley. Normally $6.30 from the Atlas Homeswares Signature Scroll collection, with the clearance and an extra coupon, I paid only $1.79 a piece at Lowes.

The ones I got are coppery, not pewter, but you get the idea.

I'm thinking of decoupaging the dresser. Who cares if I haven't cracked open a jar of Mod Podge since the fifth grade? Ted hates the idea and I don't blame him; most of those projects we made in grade school looked exactly like magazine pictures awkwardly glued to a box. I did a bit of surfing online to find some good examples and stumbled upon Jonathan Fong's Web site.

Look at these kitchen cabinets! He used posters of Warhol's work. Here's the before:

Now, I'm not stylish enough to go for an entire kitchen...

...or even a door, such as these examples I found in an article in the Seattle Times, but I think I can do a dresser, no?

Here's one I liked from Plaid Enterprises:

Start small, right?

And then I might tackle this cat condo project, also by Jonathan Fong:



6 comments:

Lady Quilter said...

Joanne, the kitchen, in these pictures, reminds me of the first kitchen your dad and I had when we got married back in the 60s. Peter Max wallpaper - giant Campbells tomato soup cans. Also had a life-size figure of Mandrake The Magician poster on the back of the bathroom door. Go ahead and do the dresser. If it doesn't wort it can always be changed. Besides, how badly can mod podge be messed up? :)
Momlady

Green Fairy said...

I forgot about that kitchen--wish you had pictures!

Renovation Therapy said...

I've seen people do really cool decoupages on furniture using maps. If you want a bunch of NYC subway maps let me know. Papyrus has some cool wrapping paper with a vintage map of Paris, you could buy one and make some color photocopies...

Jennifer said...

That's an awesome kitchen! Have fun with the decopauge... I bet you can come up with something really neat.

Green Fairy said...

RT--LOVE the idea of using old maps; Ted and I are travel junkies (although we haven't done much of it lately), so a map would be perfect. Maybe historic maps of some of the places we've been?

Jennifer--Thanks! You know I'll be posting pictures of whatever it turns out to be.

Marilyn said...

I second the maps idea - but my favorite is still the jewelry box that Josie decoupaged for me, entirely with pictures of Elvis. The King took the Mod Podge very well.