1/28/10

Playing house~

It is still dark and gloomy outside, at least the rain has let up for now :-) I thought I would take some time and work inside my house and make it lighter and brighter. Here is a small space beside my front door which also leads into my long narrow kitchen. I've had this small shelf unit here for ages-- just waiting for a larger narrow piece to take its place. Well... I found one-- twice. I bought this fabulous piece at a thrift store for only $20 bucks. Love it!When I brought it home I tucked it into my bedroom and filled it with linens and quilts. Well, while "shopping" around my house for things to use in different spots... I measured this cabinet and wouldn't you know it? It would fit into this small space. SCORE! See? I found it twice!I used some cardstock poster board which I cut to fit behind the cut out scrolled work on the front of the doors. I then used spray adhesive to adhere the vintage nubby pink fabric to it so it would be a little more sturdy. I backed the fabric inserts with sheets of music. Then I just used hot glue and glued it into place. Now, I get the fun task of loading it up with goodies. I think I'll even add some lace to the shelf. Caute!

14 comments:

Julie Ann said...

Ohh- what a gorgeous find!! And it fits so perfectly! I just love what you've done with it!

crafty creations said...

A fantastic find and a gorgeous piece of work xx Hilda

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Great piece. I love what you did to it. Very sweet.

Elyse said...

way to go!

xo
elyse

Pelusa said...

It's a lovely piece, no doubt!
Your house looks charming!
Greetings!

vivian said...

perfect of course. I love the music paper on the inside. that was a great idea!
have a great weekend!
vivian

Laurie said...

Beautiful! And don't you love it when you find the perfect spot!

Ann said...

Gorgeous Cheryl & it fits perfect in that space too!! xx

Rella said...

WOW! great piece for so little!! Good work.

xox Rella

Chriss Rollins said...

perfect find and a fab blog, i should be on the magic carpet but i got waylaid here.

i am adding you to mt blog

chriss x

Lovey said...

Oh this is beautiful! I need to shop with you! smiles...Lovey

Melissa said...

20.00$ i'll give you 30.00$ heheh

its like it was meant for you all along in that spot, good for you!

vintage wil said...

Ohh this is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

DaCraftyLady said...

wonderful find I love the shabby look..just beautiful!!
Debb