Tuesday, July 13, 2010

instructions for storage drawers as requested

for those ladies who have purchased the kaisercraft storage drawers kit, these instructions were provided by kaisercraft, in their Q3 magazine.
  • paint both sides of the shelves and all the edges of the remaining pieces and set aside to dry (they will need a couple of coats)
  • cover the top with paper of choice. you will need 2 pieces of paper for this as the shelf is wider than the paper.
  • using second sheet of paper, cut 2 rectangles 10.75cm x 22.5cm and cover the outside edges of the shelving unit.
  • now for the drawers. the hardest thing about covering the drawers is deciding which paper to use. each drawer requires 2 pieces of paper to cover it. the first piece is a rectangle 7cm high x 12 cm wide. centre this over the back side of the drawer and wrap 1cm around each side edge. the second piece is a whole strip from the paper and should be 7cm wide.
  • begin wrapping the strip around the remaining 3 sides of the box, beginning at the back edge of one side. press paper down firmly at each edge to create neat corners. trim off the excess. press the small amount overhanging into the bottom lip underneath each of the boxes.use die cuts, stickers or embellishments of your choice to create your own unique masterpiece.
when i finished my drawer set, i used mod podge to seal the whole piece. this gives it a nice low sheen and also protects them from bumps and scratches.

when in melbourne last, margie completed her drawer set and the photo is in broderie.

for those who like all things birds, kaisercraft have released a new  paper collection which will be available soon, along with a desk storage organiser. ( i cant wait for this one. its gorgeous)

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