DIY, show and tell

Show & Tell: Fretwork Furniture

  1. People are SO CLEVER – love this!

  2. Lauren says:

    I love your Ikea Hack, very classy! Here is my hack with the same nightstand. http://livingthelivewire.blogspot.com/2011/01/ikea-hack-follow-up.html

    • effortless says:

      Thanks Lauren off to check yours out. Allison did the hack though not me. Totally wish I had thought of it.

      • Lauren says:

        Thanks for checking mine out and I realized that it was Allison’s hack after I had hit post and to be honest could not figure out how to edit. Thanks for sharing her hack!

  3. This is so cute! I never have the patience for painter’s tape. I’m impressed as I can imagine that took a long time to lay out the design. Good work!

  4. Ashley says:

    Allison, you’re a genius! The “after” looks great!

  5. I’ve been dying to hack a Rasta! Love this idea.

  6. This looks so good- I wanted to do the same pattern on my closet drawers but I totally couldn’t figure out how to do it- the whole tape/reverse pattern confuses me on a more complex pattern like this one. I’m always so impressed with people who can do things like this- fabulous.

  7. So smart! I love seeing ikea pieces revamped too.

  8. I feel like there should be a whole blog devoted to successful Rast hacks. Seriously, it’s such a great canvas for creativity. I’m loving the pillows on Allison’s bed…

  9. carlee says:

    So creative!

    Also, really like the pillows!

  10. I love that you are a wordpresser now. 🙂 Great project to highlight, I love it.

  11. Lori May says:

    What an amazing job! Looks fabulous!

  12. Allison says:

    Allison here…
    Thanks for all the positive reviews, ladies!
    Christine- I had a really hard time with the taping before I made the stencil as well. Not easy.

    I actually made the pillows on my bed–they’re really basic. I got the fabric from the home decor section of Joann’s. I can’t find it online, but I think I paid about $10 a yard for it. I made them recently and saw this fabric in the store last week if you’re interested.

  13. Vanessa says:

    That turned out adorable! I did a Rast hack myself but it is so boring compared to Allison’s!

  14. Rachael says:

    This looks awesome! Thanks for the tip about “sealing” the painter’s tape with the base color – I never would have thought of that, and I’m sure it makes a huge difference!

    • effortless says:

      It really helps. I’m also a big fan of frog tape. For me it makes a huge difference and I’ve never looked back since using it a while back. No more blue tape for me.

  15. Charlene says:

    That turned out great…love the design!

  16. Heather says:

    Fantastic!! i love this…and am using it as inspriation for my bedside tables! Think I will apply the design to the top of them. I’ve posted it to my blog Interior Groupie. Thank you for sharing!

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  18. Priscilla says:

    What were your measurements for the stencil? It looks fantastic!

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