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jensven1017
« on: April 02, 2008 06:32:47 PM »

So the idea came to me when my 4 year old took out his Dvd's from our TV stand and left them around the house for the 100th time, lol.

Here are the supplies I started with:
2 suede placemats
2 wooden photo frames
1 Plastic bin with lid (only needed lid)
1 Package 12x12 scrapbook paper
there's also a picture hanging kit but I didn't need it.



This is what I ended up with:



I painted the frames a brown shade to match the other colors better. I cut some of the scrap paper for inside the frames. I used the lid of the bin for the base of the holder and covered it with the "suede" placemat. For the back of the frames I covered it with scrap paper and more of the placemat. The back is the only part I didn't buy, it was a last minute add on. I needed a back for more support so I covered a sturdy piece of cardboard with another sheet of scrap paper with some suede in the middle. This helped the sides stay up, plus the shelf looks better off the wall so I needed a back.

Here's an action shot:



I Edited it to add more photos of the shelf up close:


So you can see the paper better


Better view of the suede bottom.


Close up of the inside. I attached the suede first and then framed it with the paper.

Thanks for looking! Smiley
« Last Edit: April 03, 2008 03:12:49 AM by jensven1017 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2008 06:40:14 PM »

Nice. The paper really classes it up.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2008 07:07:22 PM »

Wow!!  It's unbelievable how creative you can be for so little cash!  I love the color scheme, very warm and sophisticated. Very, very excellent!
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2008 07:19:55 PM »

Great idea and the suede and scrapbook paper give it a very classy, elegant look.
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2008 07:26:50 AM »

Thanks for the nice comments! I love that I still have 3 sheets of the paper left. I'm thinking about making some matching "art" for the wall to tie the shelf in with the room.
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2008 08:40:40 AM »

This is awesome. I have a question because you have inspired me to do something like this. How did you attach the picture frames to the backing and the bottom?
My idea is to use small picture frames and make a "classy" wooden remote control box for my living room side table. I was just wondering how you attached them but in my mind I picture using wood glue since mine will just be frames only.
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2008 09:30:24 AM »

That looks so snazzy! I also love the juxtaposition-- super-classy DVD holder, filled with Blues Clues and whatnot! Awesome! It looks great, you did a really beautiful job!  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2008 11:46:08 AM »

I just used hot glue to attach the sides to the back and bottom. Im going to use the small nails that came with the hanging kit tonight to give it more support.
Oh and it is pretty funny that I have such an adult holder with mostly my 4 year olds dvds, lol. Those are the ones that are always tossed around the house though.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2008 12:19:43 PM »

This looks very nice. You did a great job!
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2008 08:23:38 AM »

Pratical and pretty! Well done!
Love it!
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