Tuesday, June 7, 2011

ready-made fretwork panels

A few weeks ago I was looking for fretwork panels to put on my antique secretary.  I couldn't find any ready-made fretwork panels.  There were custom panels, but they were really expensive and far more than I wanted to spend.  I figured I could either go crazy with some balsa wood and glue or just put it on the back burner for a while.  Not being the crafty sort, I left it alone.

Yesterday I was reading Gorgeous Shiny Things (remember this amazing painted chiang mai dragon wall she did a few weeks ago?), and LO AND BEHOLD, she has come up with another amazeballs idea:  ready-made fretwork panels.  When she remade an Ikea Pax armoire and couldn't find any inexpensive ready made fretwork, an idea was born:

She's put her panels on a Malm dresser:

and a Rast dresser:

and walls and mirrors and anything that will stand still.

These are just awesome.

Danica announced that the business would go live next week, and I am so excited.  I will be first in line to order panels for my secretary, and anything else I can think of to put these things on.

Kinda makes you want to run out and get a Pax armoire, doesn't it?

P.S. I can't get that chiang mai dragon wall and its awesomeness out of my mind.  Its giving me ideas for my bedroom....  


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