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« on: November 01, 2009 08:55:25 PM »

My aunt recently gave me a ton of arts and craft supplies, along with some other household items such as pots, pans and this little shelf. My brother's ex-girlfriend was originally using it to put her toiletries on, but when they broke up she wanted to give it back to me. It was covered in dust and rather plain, but I had big plans for it.

My sister, when she moved into her first house, came across a box full of craft magazines from the 1960's while cleaning out the storage/work shed. She gave them to me and they've been sitting with my craft stuff (unused) for over two years. I started flipping through them, looking for kitschy ads. I clipped out some of my favorites and used Paper Podge to glue them to the backs of each shelf. I then used two coats of gloss Mod Podge to cover the entire collage. I then taped up around the edges and applied two coats of black acrylic paint to the facing. When that dried I coated over the black with Sparkle-Podge. I used a hot glue gun to adhere the beaded trim (which was in the craft supplies my aunt gave me) along the top and set two small hooks on either bottom side. I'm going to hang it on my wall and use the hooks to hang my circular knitting needles. I'm also going to be putting my Amigurumi eyes, stitch markers and other small supplies in jars and placing them on the shelves.


Here is what I started with. Boring, but it had potential!


Here it is all finished (please excuse the shadows and glare. I'm a terrible photographer). Notice the ugly dish rack hanging in the background? That is where my circular needles currently reside.


Close-up of the decoupage collage. I am quite fond of the 8-track deck ad.  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009 10:04:48 PM »

I love it!!! I really wish I could find or be given stuff like this.... vintage mags, postcards, etc.... I have SO SO many uses for it!!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009 12:38:27 AM »

Thank you for the compliment Smiley

Check your local thrift stores and antique shops. Oftentimes old books and magazines sell for really cheap. I found a vintage knitting pattern book at an antique mall last year and it was only a dollar.
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009 04:34:24 AM »

Oh, I love it. That owl rocks!
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009 05:28:25 AM »

I love how you converted this from no personality, to personalty plus!
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2009 01:58:27 AM »

Oh, I love it. That owl rocks!

Thank you for the compliments, everyone! Lylacfey, the owl was one thing that really stood out to me. I love owls and the kitschy little embroidered/macrame wall hanging project photo was too good to not use. Smiley
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