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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Something New to Me!!

I must have been under a rock when these first appeared in blog land. I don’t even remember where I first saw them. I think they are such a great idea that I had to share them with my readers.
I figured if I had not seen these, then maybe, just maybe, you have not seen them either.

Since everyone is getting so handy with painting and re-purposing furniture(unlike myself, who happens to be known for being a total disaster when a paint brush is in my hands.) I just knew that all of you fabulous DIYer’s would just love to add these to your DIY repertoire.

Have any of you heard of, “O’VERLAYS?”…………

See the over lapped ovals on the front of this chest? These are called O’verlays. They are the brain child of Danika and Cheryle they even have a blog, just click on their names and it will take you to their blog. 

They fit  Ikea furniture pieces, but they will also make custom lengths for your needs.
Seriously!? I think these are wonderful and they come in all different patterns.

This is a favorite of mine! I love the Greek Key pattern.

I like the way this dresser shows you three different patterns that you can purchase.

These are made out of flexible material and they are all paintable. I love these things. I have no idea what I would do with them, but I know all of you creative bloggers will come up with tons of ideas.

I would love to see these used around a door frame or as a border in a room. Just a couple of ideas off the top of my head.

What would you do with these? Inquiring minds would like to know!!

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Stacy CUrran said...

Oh my gosh!!! I've never heard of these, and am BEYOND excited to know about them!! Thank you so much!
xoxo Stacy

Splendid Sass said...

This is the POST of the day! Thank you for sharing.
I will have to think how I will use them, but I will!
have a great day!

...just another preppy shopaholic said...

OMG, love the dresser with the Greek Key theme! I have to check this out! Thanks!!!

Proper Hunt said...

Kathysue!!! These are AMAZING!! I've apparently been living under a rock as well ;) Thank you SO much for sharing this. I'll be sharing your post on my blog asap!

Tote said...

Wow, I have never seen them before! They look fabulous in the greek key. Such a good idea.
Thanks for lifting that rock!


Jessie said...

I have seen this around blogland a few weeks ago and I have to say this is one the coolest idea ever in the DIY world! Props to the creative folks who came up with these ideas!

P/S: Don't miss my fabulous giveaway, Kathysue! :)


Completely Coastal said...

I'd love to see these in a stylish nautical theme. The table idea is great. Definitely for walls and furniture pieces (as you showed). Oh, and I have not seen these before (or not noticed...).

Amanda said...

Yes aren't they amazing!!!! I just got mine last week and can't wait to put them on my Malm dresser! Cheryl and Danika are so sweet too!

Shannon@ Cozy Home Scenes said...

Kathysue, I wonder if they could be used as inserts in a cabinet with a glass door? I've never seen them before but they look interesting. I always learn something when I visit your blog. Thanks. Shannon

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I had only seen the oval ones. Look at all those great patterns. Such a great way to change up a boring piece.

debra @ 5th and state said...

you are the best kathysue! never heard of this and my mind is reeling.......thank you!!!!

The enchanted home said...

Yes and no, have seen them recently and a friend tried this on her own, finally successfully and I actually love the look. Its more transitional but a great way to dress up even the plainest of furniture..love all the examples you showed!!

diane said...

You weren't under a rock, Kathysue, just snoozing. These only made an appearance a couple of weeks ago and I think they are amazing. Ikea is probably going to jump on the bandwagon and start offering something like this very soon.

Anonymous said...

I have wondered for a few years where the overlays could be purchased.
I feel in love with a dresser by I think Barker Furniture, Ethan Allen or Barbra Berry that had drawer front overlays. It was quite stylish, like your examples, but the
price was between $1600 and $2200.
Thanks so much for posting the sourcing for us admirers.
Chris Ann

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Kathysue,
Well, I thought I was up to date on all the latest, but didn't know about these.
They really take plain furniture to a new level. Very cool.


Lee said...

ohmygosh, these are gorgeous. I just finished spray painting a white garden stool a cheery yellow for some garden decor. And also repainted a side table, Benjamin Moore "Straw." Now, I'm looking around, asking myself, how could I use one of these ingenious overlays???? oh, oh, I'm eyeing my console that needs a little love.

Beach House Living said...

How fun those are. They are probably great for hiding imperfections.

MissBliss said...

This is the first time I saw them fully explained :) Thank you!


I am so dyeing to use those!!! What an incredible idea...wish we had thought of it....LOL

Unknown said...

What a brilliant idea! I just love it! Thanks for sharing the source!!!

xo Elizabeth

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Hi there, Stacy sent her friends over to check out the overlays. And I find a California blogger. Seems like there aren't nearly as many west coast bloggers as ease. Your home is lovely. Thanks for sharing it all!