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Topic: Easy-peasy cube/side table redo  (Read 1751 times)
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« on: June 20, 2008 09:10:42 AM »

Inspired by a recent post from KonichiwaKay (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=251701.0), I decided to re-cover a rather ugly "box" of my own...But first, a bit of backstory: My husband has had these cubes, which we use as side tables, since well before we were married. I think they were once props from a department store his mom managed back in the day. He had covered them with a bunch of old stickers and memorabilia when he was a teenager. Very cool, but it was starting to get torn and (ick!) a little moldy-looking. I'd been ignoring that by covering them with some bright green and purple fabric from my own retail days, but I couldn't stand it anymore.

First, I cleaned the heck out of it. No more moldy-looking bits - woo! Then, I picked up some cheapie Martha Stewart craft/wrapping paper in a pretty aqua color that matches our spare room, and promptly re-covered the cube. It took two rolls (it's a pretty large cube). For the top of the cube, I put a layer of aqua glassine paper over the flower-patterned paper to make it look a bit more muted. In order to protect the paper, I also covered it in some clear, sticky  drawer liner (also, apparently, from Martha) that I had in the closet. Unfortunately, I don't have any before pics (I got too excited at the prospect of redoing it), but here's the after.... 

And an "action" shot of the cube holding my old stereo:

You can probably see a few wrinkles or bubbles in the plastic. I should have worked with slightly smaller sheets, but I think it turned out fairly well despite that. Most of the seams are on the sides and back (which you don't see). At any rate, it matches the room a heck of a lot better than it did before. I heart it Smiley
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008 05:00:59 PM »

I heart it too! awesome job
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