October 12, 2010

More Fabric And Starch Projects

Last week I did a post on fabric and starch for a furniture cover and thought I would show you a few more projects.  This is a great way to cover plastic dress forms.

I have tried to sew a cover, but these dress forms have Barbie shapes and it is really difficult.  I just knew there had to be a better way!  Fabric and Starch!  It just molds around all of those curves.

As long as I was on a starching roll, I thought how about this little spice cabinet I was working on.  

Don't pass up a cabinet or mirror just because it has writing on it.  It scrapes off really easy with a razor blade.

 I backed the shelves with fabric, you could of course use spray adhesive, but I love that the fabric easily positions using starch.

That is the ceiling light, it is not in the cabinet!

My next project was a faux chalk board, it was not a real chalk board, it was paint.  I do like the sentiments though!

I painted it white and added cork board.

A little fabric dipped in starch, A post card and some push pins. 

It is all ready to go in my booth with the little spice rack.  I priced them both at $28.00 
 If you are ever interested in purchasing any items I post, I do ship. 

Happy Creating!

I am linking up with Debbiedoos Before and after partay!


kelly said...

Oh my gosh!! You make everything look so beautiful.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those cabinets look great with the new fabric. I am so glad you told how to in your other post. I want to try it on two cabinet doors on a cabinet that I am going to paint.

Mari said...




Doni said...

Carol, what beautiful projects! You've done an amazing job and really thought outside the lines to come up with such cool ideas! Great items! I'm having a giveaway over at my blog if you'd like to join me! have a blessed week, Doni

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
I love these two projects. You have a great eye for repurposing items. I also love the fabric that you used on the mannequin. I love it all. You always inspire me.


La said...

Carol, you are so talented. I'm drooling all over myself. La

Debbie said...

Fabulous!!! My favorite thing is the dress form idea. It's just perfect. Very sincerely, you have a eye for transformation! I love how you seem to be able to make anything just a little more girly.

And about that scraping off thing? I didn't know that and am about to pick up my razor blade and try something around here...

Tina Eudora said...

Oh Carol that is amazing, what a great use of fabric and starch! And I did find that starch at my local Walmart believe it or not. I was so amazed I grabbed that bottle right away and ran to the check out with it.
Now to find some interesting things to try it out on! I will do a post when I have something finished...thanks so much for the fun idea that I am sure I will use for years to come.
Oh my best friend Julie also had never heard of this idea and was excited to give it a try at her house.
Great post!
Tina xo

Graceful Rose said...

Carol, these things are beautiful!!!!! Great job and thanks for the ideas. Can't wait to try some of them.

Nancy said...

Hi Carol!
They both look so sweet! I really like the little cabinet. Thanks for the tips. I wouldn't have seen the potential in that spice cabinet if you hadn't shown us what you did with it. Thanks!


Olivia said...

Oh my goodness these turned out just gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! All of your projects turned out great!Never thought to scrape the writing off...just turned down a couple of items because they had writing. Thanks for the idea! :)

Bringing Pretty Back said...

You do such great work!!! Pink is the best!
Have a pretty day!

Debbie said...

I will have the number one Please!!~ How cute and very creative, I love how this turned out Carol. Thanks for joining in. Debbie

Sandy said...

You are incredibly creative, and I loved the paper dolls in RH!

♥Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog! ♥


Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

Netty said...

Just popped in and wow what amazing creations, you are so clever. Annette x


Hi Carol,
Another great idea! I really appreciate you sharing all your great ideas! Thank you!
Yes..it feel great to finally have those doors and trim all done...I forgot to show the finished work! Too much on my mind!
Have a great week! I'll try to visit as time permits next week.
deb :)

Lucy - By the Hill said...

I finally got here! ...and you have been busy in such a fun way!.....love the starch treatment, I can't wait to try it if I can find the liquid starch around here!
Congrats on the giveaway win too!
I know you'll drop by now that I have finally posted after being away, you'll love the vintage linens!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

All wonderfully pretty items and what great re-finishing ideas!!
Now if only i had more time...


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Carol, I have heard of applying fabric to walls with starch but you took it a step further! I love your projects and especially the dress form.
xoxo, Sherry

Andrea said...

I have just found your blog and I love it! I really love what you did with the spice cupboard, it looks great and will fit into any home perfectly, I am looking forward to reading more,
Hane a happy evening,
Andrea at Fin and Gabs

Debbie said...

WHERE is my comment I left over a week ago, the day you posted this? Oh Carol, I am so sorry this happened. I recall clearly making my comment. I loved this project, I thought it was so clever to apply the fabric to the piece..you really gave us all great ideas. I am so upset....I wonder how many others this happens with. I type, hit post comment and leave so fast I never double check. I apologize and I do hope you for one minute did not think I was ignoring you.

Debbie said...

Wait a minute, there is my original comment!~ It was not there a minute ago. I hate blogger, I am getting tired of it real fast. Please ignore my last comment.

Biljana said...

Great job, your cabinets looks so pretty, I love this fabric. Amazing,bravo:)))
Hugs, Biljana

Barbara Jean said...

Oh my girl!
You are so very clever and that little cabinet is gorgeous!!
Think I'll just hang around here and absorb. =)
(that is what you do when you cannot quite create for some reason.)

blessings and thanks for such a cute place to visit.

barbara jean

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