2013/08/10

Dresser painting - Jade

Today I want to share some home craft! 


After deliberating a lot, I finally decided to paint my dresser in jade color. I have had a lot of ideas on mind. For example, covering the whole dresser with fabric, but thinking about dust and things like that, having a traditional paint is simply more practical.


As the dresser was totally untreated, I started with a primer first. 
After two days that was completely dry and I sanded the whole dresser.


Last, I used jade color painiting to cover all visible parts! DONE!

Wow, that sounds so easy, but actually I needed three whole days (without counting days to dry)!!! Further, I should have color painted it, at least, one more time, but  was too lazy. 
I will wait for the color to be distressed. ;)

Have a wonderful sunday everybody!

2013/08/04

Archer button up shirt...a dream come true!

Hey there! Hope you are all doing fine and having such wonderful summer days as we finally have!

I have fallen in love with a new pattern! Archer button up shirt by grainline. Wow,...my absolute favorite blouse pattern. 


I know this is not so summery, but it is perfect for the office with freezing cold airconditioning and cooler summer evenings. 

I chose a lightweight cotton in creme with little circles in blue and brown. 


Further, I added these wooden buttons. To put one on the outer edge of the pocket was the idea of my mama. Ah, she is genius! ;)


But, coming back to the pattern, this blouse has a perfect loose fitting. Neither extremely oversized nor too tight.


The pleat at the back allows extra room for moving without leaving you with a huge back.
As I mentioned in earlier posts, I am usually not a great fan of standard blouse collars. I use to feel very conservative wearing that, but this one is fabulous. Not so large and stiff.


So this is how I will leave for office tomorrow! I truely recommend this pattern. It is extremely well drafted and the instructions are easy to follow. 
I am pretty sure, this pattern will become an evergreen in my pattern collection!

Have a good summery week everybody. 
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