Tuesday, July 26, 2011


If you have any interest in design blogs, I'm sure you have heard of O'verlays.  They are a new product from one of my favorite bloggers, Danika Herrick of Gorgeous Shiny Things and her design partner Cheryle Rhuda.  Basically, it's premade fretwork that can be painted and attached to all sorts of things, but particularly IKEA furniture.  The possibilities are endless.

They can make the ultimate before and after on a cheapie IKEA Rast dresser:

Here are some more O'verlays projects:
This is the O'liva pattern attached to an IKEA Malm dresser.  Doesn't it make this basic dresser so much prettier?  How about that awesome wallpaper? And the white, aqua, and orange?  I love everything about this picture.

Here's the O'livia all dressed up in gold.

But, my absolute favorite O'verlays project I've seen is this amazing console made by Bri at Me, You and a Weiner.


Isn't it so cool? 

Maybe my little dresser I posted about yesterday needs O'verlays instead of drawer pulls?  O'verlays is coming out with new patterns soon, one of which is Greek key.  I might just have to try it, especially since Greek key is one of my favorite patterns.
I promise I won't show anymore pics of that dresser until I do something new to it!  I'm sure you are getting tired of hearing about and seeing that thing.

Until next time!


Karena said...

Suzy these overlays are great! I would love a Greek Key pattern as well!


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Lisa - A Room with A View said...

What a great idea! If you plan on using it on your dresser be sure you like the look of it with the horse artwork above (if you plan to keep it). Amazing transformations!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i have seen these as well and think they are soo cool! i want to try them, but it definitely has to be "the right piece" i think they would look fab in gold on your piece!

Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said...

That's genius! Such a great idea!


hollyG said...

I think your piece is a perfect candidate for O'verlays! Oooh...now I have it envisioned all nice and pretty too. Would you leave the O'verlays white or would you do another color? I think that would really glam up the piece.

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Ooooo! I hadn't heard about the greek key pattern...that will be absolute perfection!!! Those O'verlays are seriously the most genius thing ever...so easy and they look so amazing!!!

Megan said...

Never heard of them, but I would totally do it! They are gorgeous!