in my last post on the house tour, i promised a special on this
it was designed before my picture-taking, pre-blog days...
in fact, i didn't even know there was such a thing as a blog!
this idea came from a picture out of an old Victoria magazine
and i placed it in my dream file.
back then i had too many awake hours through the night,
and it was during that time i remembered this
sitting beside my computer, where i stashed my stuff.
it was an 'oo-la!' moment with 'oo-la!' results...
i have an enormous reward for a piece of work created by me...
it really was a fun piece to do!
i went on a hunt for the supplies i needed...
a 'door' which in it's first life belonged to a corner cupboard,
found at a local antique store.
i bought some used door trim at another local shop
where an elderly couple are collectors of all thing old and recyclable
(is this even a word? describes them very well!).
really, if you visit this area,
they are a 'must-see' shop and are delightful people to meet!
i bought the beadboard and ornamental moulding...
and started my transformation!
i cut out half-moons for the feet with a jig saw,
using a plate for the pattern...
scraped off the loose/flacky old paint on the trim
and sized it to fit the opening.
behind the bottom panel is another shelf,
but i couldn't find a door for that length,
i took the door knob off of another cupboard to use on this one...
and hung this pincushion on it.
the pins are from the weddings of our children...
inside top shelf...
bits and pieces of a thrifting collection.
the top of the cupboard, french-themed...
and a close-up look...
...of the finished project.
the next time you see a hopeless-looking piece,
let your imagination go wild!
(i'm linking this to Made it Without my Hubby Monday)
and Funky Junk most favorite ever project