A few weeks ago it was pouring rain and I noticed a garage sale packing up…I didn’t see anything of interest but, I did notice a FREE pile. This broken mirror was tossed in the pile – I removed the mirror and told the owner that I was really a big spender and would be taking the broken mirror. I knew could do something with it.
Those familiar with appliqué – you may want to scroll down, as you will find this boring…First I took some freezer paper and on the waxed side I made the letter K – I just used a ruler to make one the size I wanted.
After it is ironed, cut it out.
Peel off the wax paper.
New Creative Space
I posted about this find earlier..$50 bucks on Craigslist. Sorry I didn’t take a before picture – here is the one from the ad.
When working on the top part of the hutch , I noticed that the back wasn’t looking so good. I remember that I had purchased some bead board for another project. O dear sweet hubby…would ya, could ya cut it to fit the back ?????
I painted the gaudy gold hardware oil rubbed bronze . I just heart these legs….
See how pretty it is now ? See how my sewing seat fits neatly underneath…. Pardon the mess – I have to re-configure the entire room at the moment. This will be in my creative (studio) room.
Make out with a shelf unit with no commitment
Do you have a shelf unit or hutch that your would like to maybe “date” but not get married to ?
I have such a shelf. Remember that linen fabric that looked like burlap I purchased at the gw for $2.99 for a whole bolt ? Well, I used it on this project. I moved the unit from my studio to the dining room. I really needed something not very wide (remember the small home I have) to display my seasonal stuff and plates. I really want a small china open hutch but, haven’t been so lucky and I think this shelf will do the trick.
I stapled the fabric to the top (think of all the fabric choice out there…) then I just placed the shelf's back in and smoothed it out. I was left with the top looking unfinished…….Can’t have that …so I thunk and thunk and thunk (it took me a few days) and they it hit me….
I was first thinking about using a ribbon for the top, to hide the staples….Then I remembered about cardboard shims (we have used them for the remodeling) I asked my hubby if we still had some – well we did and he said “they are expensive, so you will have to pay..” LOL ! I only used one. I hot glued it around the right size and then I hot glued it to the top. This can easily be removed , when I change my mind….which will happen…LOL.
See how the top looks much better ? I haven’t really put a whole bunch of thought into decorating it…this is just to give you an idea. I do want to however showcase my new pumpkin tureen by Fritz and Floyd ( Yes, I know Lori E – will be jealous, hee hee ) I purchased it at Big Lots for $30 – which is a great deal .See how I copied the white ironstone on the top shelf as I have seen allot of other ladies do ? Love my pear plaque – got it at the thrift store. The little plate holder with the brown and white transfer ware , I found at the dollar store (it was gold and I painted it ORB). The pumpkin topiary on the top , I also got at the thrift store …
That is all for this week, whew !
Hugs ~ Kammy
I am linking to Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ for other great changes , super bloggers have made !