Sunday, June 14, 2009

Met Monday /Thrifty Treasures– Wood file/magazine table & Quilted bulletin board.

6-13-09 126 6-13-09 124 I was so excited to find this magazine/file little table thing at the second hand store for $3.99

It appeared that someone else tried to make it over but, gave up…. I loved the detail and knew I was up to the challenge !

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I had my hubby cut out a piece of board the size of the top….I then got some batting and purchased some fabric for the top.

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There were holes on the side – I think they were handles…I purchased wood scroll things at Lowes and painted them to match. I bought them for $7.00 – which cost me more then the holder !

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The fabric was about $5.00 for a grand total of $16.00 !!! I think a got a great deal ! It is super  heavy and has great lines….

 

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It really looks good in my “studio” with everything else I have painted black. I need to clean up my crafts under my cutting table -

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Remember this not so beautiful picture I got for $3.00  ? With a little spray paint and taking out the picture ….

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This basket of fabric was awaiting a lap quilt…but the colors are so perfect for my studio…I decided to put them in the frame. blog stuff 073

I sewed and sewed and sewed little squares – this is a pretty large frame.

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Here is a look of it on the wall to be used as a bulletin board. I also finally made over some little clipboards to match – I think I got them at Staples for around a buck….very cheap too !

I really owe my Met Monday and Thrify Treasures to all of you out in Blogland, who create and make over stuff – YOU are my inspiration !!! 

To visit more Met Mondays – Visit Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

please also visit Rhoda for Thrifty Treasures at

http://southernhospitality-rhoda.blogspot.com/

 

Now go get inspired !

Hugs ~ Kammy

50 comments:

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Kammy -- great job on the old magazine rack! I just bought an old one, too -- but mine already has a tabletop. I'm going to paint it, and beg my artist daughter to jazz it up with some handpainting. I'll post it when it's done!
Thanks for visiting!
I can't take credit for all the work in the hallway -- for the first time in our 30 year marriage, we hired painters!

Cass

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a great makeover!

Bonafide Southern said...

Love the fabrics in your quilted board!

Shelia said...

Hi Kammy! Honey, you are the most creative one! I love that magazine rack! Oh, how pretty you've made it! And your little quilt squares look wonderful in that frame! Great transformations!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

Tootsie said...

great job on the mag rack! it looks fantastic! I love the framed fabrics too! what a inspiring post!

Kathleen said...

Very good! Looks great...
Love your little clip boards too.
Dollar Tree had pretty file folders in your colors, floral. I made tags with them for gdau's first Communion take homes..

The Bloom Girls said...

Hi Kammy - Your magazine rack is so darling! You did a great job and adding the scrollwork embellishment really adds a nice touch and makes it look expensive.

Nola

Lori @ Msslaydbug said...

I would love to have that magazine rack !! I'll keep searching and hopefully one day I'll be lucky enough to come across one !

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love the magazine rack makeover, Kammy! It's beautiful! Great job on the quilted board.

Barb said...

I can't hardly believe that little table/mag rack is the same one!!!
Great job.
Love the quilt in the frame, and the little clipboards too.

blessings,
Barbara jean

Martha said...

Love what you did to that magazine rack -- and how clever of you to buy those things to cover up the holes -- I would have never thought of it.

And yes, it is perfect in your space.

Love the piecework in the frame as well --

Cindy said...

Hi Kammy,
I love what you have done with the magazine rack! Very creative and pretty too! Now the quilt wallhanging is reaLLY a treasure, thanks for sharing this, Cindy

Joyce said...

Love how you remade the magazine rack. All those little fabric squares look so pretty in the frame. You are very creative. Oh and the banana ice cream recipe just make the roasted bananas and serve them over store bought vanilla or chocolate ice cream. They were amazing like banana foster.
Joyce
Flourpowerjoyce.blogspot

xinex said...

The magazine rack turned out so well, Kammy. What a vision you have! I like your studio!...Christine

Marilyn said...

Morning inspiration from you is great. You did find an amazing magazine/file and made it into a good looking piece!It reminds us to keep looking for those hidden treasures.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Kammy, it looks great and the fabrics are beautiful. Love the black paint also. Wonderful!!!

Hugs, Barb

Lori E said...

You see that is the difference here. I would have walked by the little rack and not given it a second thought and now it looks fabulous in your room.

Ali said...

Great work! It never ceases to amaze me what a little black paint and fabric can do!

~~Carol~~ said...

I'm in love with the little quilt you made to go in that frame--so pretty! And the magazine rack turned out superb. Love those little clipboards too! You're one creative girlie!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Kammy -
Great job on the re-do....looks lovely. And I love your blog update :)
Toni

Deanna said...

Your collection of items that you've revamped are looking great.
Inspirational.
Blessings,
~D~

Chandy said...

That is amazing! Kammy, love that wood file cabinet. It's beautiful and what you did with it is totally something I would do. Ok, now I'm on the hunt! ;-)

Marie said...

Kammy - Love your fabulous make-overs! Especially the one with the cork board. Thank you for the inspiration!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

The decision to paint it black was perfect. I would have looked at that sad little piece and walked away. You have the vision, girl.

bj said...

oh, Kammy...everything looks just PERFECT !! You always have such good ideas and inspiration!!

~Caro~ said...

holy crap that is wicked COOL!!!!!
Great transformation, girl!!!
Does the top lift off? If it does, way cool to store things underneath in those slots!

Susan S. said...

Those are both awesome re-do's! The little table is precious. And the bulletin board fits right in your room.....that was a lot of sewing to get those pretty squares all pieced together...great job!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Yes, I do remember that picture. you and your paint plus a lot of work did wonders. everything looks great. Happy Thrifty Monday.

Laura said...

You outdid yourself.The colors of the fabric you used in the frame are beautiful. Do you like to quilt?

Laura

Vanessa said...

Love your makeovers!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

That is the most amazing make over...... I just adore that magazine rack now it looks amazing..
HUgs
Linda

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Oh, Kammy, what a fantastic makeover! You have a great eye for things and very talented with your sewing machine. The black paint looks great and ties together so well with your other objects in the room. Great job!

Linda said...

Kammy, I absolutely love what you did to the magazine rack - it is fantastic! If only the previous owner could see it now! Linda

Michelle said...

Kammy, what a great find, and I like that you painted it black...I love the Quilted Bulletin board too, great job!
Michelle

Mary said...

Very nice redo's! What a beautiful stash of fabrics, I love all the quilted squares.

Patti said...

Kammy: Great job on the magazine holder/file rack! Love it! Also love your bulletin boards and clip boards in your studio. I have a longarm studio in my basement and would love to do something like this. The clipboards would be perfect to hold customer work orders!
Patti

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kammy, your makeovers are fantastic! Black paint really changes the look of a piece, and I love those decorative pieces you put on it! So clever to cover the holes with such pretties! laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh! Forgot to tell you, your blog looks great too! Love the photo in your header and the background is so pretty. laurie

Fifi Flowers said...

2 lovely projects!

LdyDy said...

Oh...I love the makeover in the black. As a matter of fact I like all your piece in the room in the black. That bulletin board idea is cute. You have given me an inspiration in how to use some of my quilting scraps. Great job. Huggy Hugs!

Lisa (aka) French said...

Great job! I just re-did one of those recently with some paint for my hubby's shop bathroom;) French

Blue Creek Home said...

I love the way you think! Great make-overs. Rhon

Jessica Morris said...

wow! excellent job on the magazine rack - I'd almost trade you my mirror for your magazine rack :)

I love the framed fabric too - great idea and it makes such a personalized piece of art!

Forever Vintage said...

The magazine rack makeover looks awesome Kammy. I love how paint can transform something from ugly to pretty!

Susie Q said...

Beautiful. Can you do a tutorial on the clipboards?

Linda said...

Hi Kammy,
Still trying to catch up on Met Monday posts a bit.
Great redos! Love them black and your quilted note board is darling!
I always like to see what fun things others are doing.
Linda Q

Miss G said...

I love the black frame that the bulletin board is in. Kelly

Elyse said...

and

i am loving your clipboards!!!

fanzy-pants said...

I love what you have done with the space. Everything you did turned out GREAT! You mentioned you were using spray paint……my black spray paint which says is glossy never comes out that shiny. What brand do you use or are you spraying some type of a top coat.

Tricia Anne said...

Good Morning Kammy,

I have my frame ready to go and lots of scraps of fabric ... but I was curious, did you put the glass back over the "quilt" that you sewn?
I love your blog!! You have such great ideas and such lovely pictures posted!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne