Sunday, January 25, 2015

Formica table top turned ottoman

I was given a table with a formica top.  The legs can be used for numerous projects, but not so much the table.  In my determination to not have to pitch it, I came up with a way to put it to use.

An ottoman!

Unfortunately, there are not a lot of photos of this one.  I am working on a big project right now (I'm so excited to reveal it hopefully later in the week).  Between steps on the large project, this one was put together.

Here is the table top upside down.  I secured the top together with some brackets.  Attached some legs and cut some foam.  What you see underneath is a few layers of foam and batting to make it thick enough.

Here is the end result.  I used a drop cloth to make the top.  By sewing a circle, and 2 long rectangles together, while ruffling the 2nd, you get this cute ruffled ottoman



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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

When you can't find it, make it!

I have been wanting something to hang above my television for a while.  It needed to be quite long and have a shabby look to it.  In all honesty I wanted some architectural salvage, but wasn't finding anything, at least not in the budget.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Turning a hutch into a buffet

This hutch was a curbside find.  Solid wood.  Probably from a desk.  Lets see how you can add legs and a bottom to create a nice open buffet or bookcase.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Hiding imperfections

Do you ever find a piece that is so nice, except for that one spot?  This chair was like that, but aren't we all?  There are a few things we can do to hide imperfections- wood filler, painting, covering with fabric...the latter is what I chose to do to this seat.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Building a settee

If you have seen how Trios Petites Filles transformed a foot board into a settee then you know how amazing that was!  I was so inspired I set out to find a foot board so I, too could make something similar.  Hers is by far more glamorous, but I love how mine turned out as well.

I started with one side of a crib...

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Another use for Mirror Harps


I picked up this large shutter door on one of my treasure hunts.  Since I am in the mode of building with what I have, it finally received some attention.  

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Top 11 of 2014

It's hard to believe 2014 is coming to a close!  It's  been a year full of triumphs, struggles, and some weather I will never forget!

Let's take a look back at the posts you all liked the most this past year, shall we?