I have a secret weakness of Ikea storage units of all kinds. I use two of their 8-drawer Hemnes dressers to store yarn, mats, backers, frames, etc. They were showing a little wear and definitely did not sit well with my newly updated studio and office.
My 365 Days of Collage book to the rescue! I ripped out all my fav collages which were created from paper ephemera of all kinds. The Fabriano paper on which the collages were built is fabulous, nice and sturdy. Everything was applied and top-coated with matte gel medium.
Yes, that’s 16 drawers to cover. I removed the pulls and replaced them by punching
a hole (carefully!) though the collages with an awl.
Storage Unit #1. I left a lot more of the verbiage showing.
It is, all in all, very light and bright.
Detail of #1
#2. I prefer this one because it’s a lot darker and more subtle.
The left side of this photo is actually closer to the overall tone of this piece with the flash brightening the right side.
#2 – Detail
I have been in and out of the drawers MANY times since moving the dressers back and it seems like the collage fronts are going to wear very well. Success!