Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Laid the fold out pages on the floor. Then framed it.
Can you tell with what? Got the frame stuff from my new love, 'Restore', a Habitat for Humanity store.
I spray painted them gold and started framing them around my Wall Chart History of the World.
Close up of the first page of this huge fold out map.
This was a fun, fast, satisfying project. Yeah!!!!
I will be linking up with Donna's Funky Junk Interiors
Here they are on the shelf of my newly revamped hutch. I just cut out the labels and mod podged them to the bottles. Easy and quick. My favorite kind of project!
Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Night Special? Great inspiration!
Picture of the whole revamped project with flash. Much better.
The piece started out looking like this. Pretty, but not my style. I was looking for darker and austere. Also, clear glass to see items inside.
So I sanded and painted the interior walls a grey, left over from some other project.
This is before I decided the leaded glass panels wouldn't work. Couldn't see anything inside.
Thanks for stopping by!
This project will be linked up with Donna's Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Night Special.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
My daughter bought two chairs for me. Really sad and ugly.So I bought some muslin and material I thought would work. I am not an upholsterer or even much of a seamstress, but thought I would see what I could come up with since she went through the trouble and got both chairs and two lamps for $25.00. Unfortunately, I cannot find where I took pictures of the piecing of the material before turning it right side out.Folks, this was not an easy job. Tedious and guessing as I go as to how to do this. There is a reason why the pros charge an arm and leg. A good reason, it's tough.Anyway I added some double fold bias tape and applied that with fabric glue.Then I didn't like the plainness of the back so I glued on some more material from another upholstery project. Also I thought the bottom panel was a little flouncy so I cinched it up some.I have one more chair to do and then I may never upholster again.
Friday, July 2, 2010
I am hooking this project up to Funky Junk Interiors Saturday night special.This is my final product. Unfortunately it broke in half while working on it. Good grief...couldn't believe it!A closer look at the final product. Pages from a book about Shakespeare and his 'As You Like It' play.Another close up..Love that pic of Shakespeare.This is after I have sprayed oven cleaner numerous times and scrubbed it. At least three times. That silver is tenacious!So start out with a perfectly lovely, beveled mirror, with a nice frame for $10.00. Try not to drop it. Then spray oven cleaner on it and let it set for at least 30 minutes to one hour. Then scrub. You will know pretty quick if you will be spraying and waiting again. Then, with mod podge apply what you want. Bev, of Flamingotoes.com, used material with a rose pattern. ( In my mind I saw, paper, the written word. Specifically from an old book I have had for years.) Mod podge over what you have applied previously. And there you have it. Just don't drop it. Thanks, Bev, for all your encouragement this week!