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Tuesday Alchemy Challenge 30 - Anything Goes


How was your three day weekend?  Does today seem like Monday to you like it does me??  I don't know about you but I am in need of some creative play time.  And hopefully there will be a lot of that this week.  And it all begins with this weeks challenge which is my favorite - "Anything Goes."  I truly hope you will join in with us this week and I can't wait to see what you create!  We have two great sponsors this week and they are:

"Broken Box Stock is a fun, imaginative and unique clipart shop featuring hand-drawn stock illustrations and one-of-a-kind designs by Wendy Sefcik."

Join in the challenge at:

 Tuesday Alchemy Anything Goes Challenge

Our design team and guest design team members have some amazing projects this week so please be sure to check out their blogs for some great inspiration.  

My project for this weeks challenge was to make something old and battered into something new and fun to use.   I absolutely positively love to take something old and turn it into something new.  It is a huge passion of mine.  

Chest of Drawers 

Close up view of the bottom drawer

10/9/2012 - UPDATE:  I finally found the photo of this chest of drawers before I altered it.
Before photo

For some reason I can't find the original photo I took of this chest of drawers before I altered it.  Hopefully I can find it and if I do I will be adding it to this post.  It was kind of ugly on the outside but I sure had fun turning it into something new.  Of course - I had to use a view of the Eiffel Tower some how and you can see it's there in the background of the last drawer.  

To give you an idea of what it looked like before - the first drawer was partially painted purple and the other two drawers were white with stamped images on it. The handles on the drawers were like rectangle pieces of wood.  I had found some beautiful knobs at a yard sale and knew I would be able to use them on something one day and they were perfect for this chest.  

It was a pretty simple project to do and I am now using the chest of drawers in my craft room.  Makes me smiles.  It's a really sturdy dresser (and heavy) but I love it.  Keep your fingers and toes crossed in hopes I can find the before photo.

Jump in and join in the fun.  I am really looking forward to seeing what you create.

I have also submitted this project to Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent Challenge Blog - "Anything Goes" challenge.

I absolutely love this blog and it is one of my most favorite places to visit.  Check them out ladies - especially if you love to turn something old into something new.  The talent over there is off the charts!!!

I have also submitted this project to Heck of a Challenge Blogspot - Anything Goes.

I just found this challenge blog and I hope you will come join in the fun there as well.  There is an incredible amount of talent, eye candy and inspiration there.  CHECK IT OUT!!!  

With hugs and smiles


I have found some more wonderful challenge blogs with so much inspiration from their design teams and amazing projects and I have entered my project with:

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

OutLawzChallenges - Paper A La Mode

Natalie and Amy Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Make It Monday

My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge - Anything Goes

Anything But A Card - Anything Goes


  1. This is stunning,Laine! Your passion comes through this piece for sure. Love the way you revamped it and also those handles are fab.
    Michaela xx

    1. Thanks Michaela!! You made my day by saying such sweet things about my dresser. Many many thanks!!

      Hugs and smiles


  2. Very beautiful chest of drawers!! It is so fabulous. I love what you done to it. Thank you for following my blog. I'm now following your wonderful blog.

    Judy's Handmade Creations

  3. How wonderful!! I love upcycled things It's one of my favorite ways to craft and you have done such a wonderful job with this!

    *hugs* Shell x

  4. Hi Laine, thanks for the warm welcome to Tuesday Alchemy. Love your chest of drawers I am full of admiration for your crafting skills. Love your blog have just become a follower.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  5. Wow, that's some transformation....who's a clever girl, then? Love it, Laine!

  6. Oh, I wish this was in my craft room! I can always use more storage space. Wonderful job on this. Love the drawer pulls!

  7. This is fabulous - love it:-)

  8. This is fabulous Laine. Must have been a lot of work but well worth it in the end. I want to thank you for your kind words on my blog and I hope to see you joining in on my challenge blog. It goes live 14th October. I ove your work also and am now a follower.
    Hugz Elaine x

  9. Awww...What a fantatsic creation Laine! Love the papers and the colors! Have a fantastic day! Hugs and sunshine

  10. Laine, this is such a cool project with fabulous results. Love the papers you chose and the knobs complately suit this chest of drawers. Wonderful recycling. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent. I hope we see you again soon.

  11. I love what you did to the chest, it turned out beautifully, and what a great addition to your craft room! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  12. Great transformation, love the handles. Thank you so much for sharing with us at “Challenges4Everybody”.
    good luck! Sandy :)

  13. What a great idea and stunning results! I love the papers you've used and the drawer knobs are beautiful. I also really like the idea that you use this in your craft room - so appropriate!
    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at ABAC's first challenge and I hope we see you again.

  14. Wonderful project, gorgeous colours!
    Thank you for joining us at Heck of a Challenge and Good Luck!
    Lady E xx

  15. I absolutely LOOOOVE the colors you chose to put together :) :) :) Thanks for joining us over at ABAC :)

  16. You and your incredible projects! You are the breath of fresh air for tired things around the home!

  17. Awesome again Laine!! Great job and love the colors!!


  18. Your chest of drawers turned out beautiful, the colors match very nicely! =)
    Thanks for joining us at our Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent challenge!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  19. Your set of Drawers are awesome Laine! I love that you have turned an unloved into something to be treasured. Thank you for joining in the Anything But A Card Challenge.

  20. Fantastic project Laine, Thank you for joining us this week at Make it Monday and sharing such a lovely project...

    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

    Good luck hun..

  21. Absolutely great altered drawers! I can see why they make you smile - a transformation to be proud of...
    Alison x

  22. What a fabulous project - perfect for our anything goes challenge over at MMCS - thanks for playing along & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  23. Wow Laine this is awesome, what a brilliant piece of work the drawers look amazing.
    Lorraine x

  24. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #13, #53, # 117, #118, #119, #201, # 258 and # 279.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  25. I am so thrilled to have found your blog!!!! I love your creations both this one and the one you linked up to over at My Mum's craft shop challenge! I am a new follower and thank you for the additional challenges!!! I will be back lots! hugs

  26. Looks fab! Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Mums Craft Shop with our Anything Goes challenge! Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!

  27. Lovely. I love the colors you choose. Thanks for joining us over at ABAC

  28. You turned this into a fabulous chest of drawers! Love the harlequin pattern. So glad you linked up at Recycle, RePurpose and ReInvent!

  29. Wow! your chest of drawers is stunning and has given me some inspiration for my knew craft room. I love the papers you used thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent Paula :o)

  30. Just superb and fab colour choice just love altered items they really make a room so much more special!! Thanks for joining us for our first challenge over at Natalie and Amy's! Love Chanelle xxxx

  31. Gorgeous project thanks so much for joining us at Natalie and Amy's Challenge Hugs Pascale (DT)

  32. Laine, Oh this is just so cool, I think I am going to be looking at all the chest of drawers in my art room in a whole different light. Thank you for sharing this with us on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent and also for the lovely comments about our challenges and our team. It is nice to know people enjoy what we do there.
    :) Chris / CS Designs


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