Thursday, May 24, 2012

Inspired by a Doilie

What do you do with doilies?

I don't have a single doilie at home! Possibly, because it churns up memories of doilies in every shape and size under anything imaginable in my house where I grew up. Doilies are sooooo a thing of the past.

Well...unless you can do something super creative like make lamp shades, curtain valances, etc.

This doilie is huge! I snagged it up at a yard sale a few weeks ago and just knew I had the perfect project for it!

We used the doilie as a pattern to cover the entire front of this unique cabinet. Actually...we didn't do anything. Macy completed this cabinet with my inspiration doilie!

Macy painted the outside in French Linen. She taped off the sides with Frog Tape. Laid the doilie over the front, taped it down and painted ivory so that the pattern "transferred" onto the cabinet doors. I distressed around the ivory and on the sides and added dark wax.

Some useful cubbies and an awesome pop out drawer! How random is that?

It's the new piece in the shop this week!


  1. What a great idea to use those doilies and lace pieces up. Perfect- xo Diana

  2. I love it! Very creative and pretty!

  3. It is very cool! Great job!


  4. That piece is very unique and utterly cool!
    I would love if you came by my party to link this up - would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  5. What a great pattern. It looks so cool with the doily pattern. I am surprised by how exotic the pattern looks when its used as a template. Not old and granny like at all! :) Great job!

  6. The combination of lace and furniture is very striking...Blessings, Becky


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