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« on: November 01, 2009 08:29:35 PM »

I needed a cabinet for my sewing/laundry room, but couldn't really find anything slim enough to fit my space. (It has to hug the wall so the pull down attic stairs won't hit it) I'm also seriously strapped for cash!
Sooooo, I decided to make use of this broken shelf. This shelf is actually the top half of a larger shelf. The bottom half collapsed when my hubby tried moving it whilst fully loaded.

I had to paint the unfinished top black, then made a frame out of old door casing and painted it black. I stapled fabric in pleats to the inside of the frame and used 2 small hinges to attach it to the shelf. I still need to buy a "catch" for the inside to keep it closed. I'm using velcro right now.Overall, I'm very happy with it. It hides a ton of fabric and notions away from the cats.  Grin





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amalgam
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009 09:36:35 PM »

This is a wonderful idea. I have a sliding door closet and a laundry basket dedicated to my fabric/notions/crafty stuff, but it's all overflowing. Once I find a shelf and a door, I'm going to give this a try. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2009 05:03:06 PM »

Ooo cute! I like the pleating - you could play around with it to get different looks too. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2009 07:50:07 AM »

I love it!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009 10:34:25 PM »

The pleated fabric on the door really makes this. Nice job!
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