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Faux Federalist

Faux Federalist

It’s almost Halloween and everywhere you turn people are wearing disguises and becoming someone they’re not.  Like this cabinet – it was so thoroughly disguised that everyone thought it was a forgettable, pseudo-Federalist tchotchke holder and passed it by.

But Halloween is only one day a year and eventually the disguise has to come off!

Okay, enough of the metaphor.  I thought this cabinet was boring, so I ripped off the embellishment on the top, painted the cabinet, Mod Podged fabric on the back, and installed a glass knob from Hobby Lobby.  I like it a lot more and I hope you do, too!

I also hope your Halloween costume is better than a boring thrift-store cabinet…!

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Fall in Reverse

Fall in Reverse

There was a time in my life when I would have given up in the middle of this project. I wasn’t really feeling it, it was kind of driving me crazy, and I was tired! BUT I have finally learned to listen to that voice inside that knew what this could be, so I pressed on. Here’s where I started:

I think they may be vintage Ikea pieces, but I’m not sure. I say that like they’re so hoity-toity or something – “ohh, dahhhling, I luuuv your new Ikea pieces! Will you hang them next to your Picasso?” But I didn’t care if they WERE fine art, I was going to pimp them out! I seem to be on a paint chip roll lately, so I went with it. And here’s what happened!

They’re going to hang in my new office at work and the paint chips match the colors in my new fabric panels and the clock in the previous post. People at work are going to think I have stock in Valspar or something. Hmmm, now that I think of it, that may not be such a bad idea! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

I’m linking this project up at:
HouseofHepworths and Todays Creative Blog

Half Past Aquamarine

Half Past Aquamarine

Okay, I can’t claim the idea for this, but I did do all the figuring, geometry (!), and cutting to make it happen, so I’m proud to share it with you.

The population of my office at work recently dropped from 2 to 1 people, and the number of upholstery-worthy panels grew from zero to two, so I’m changing things up a bit.  And by “changing things up” I mean decorating that which has never been decorated before!  I covered the panels with the fabric shown below, which served as inspiration for the color palette of the clock.  I think this fun pattern will be so much nicer to look at than the mauvey-gray commercial grade weave that’s underneath!

Tomorrow is installation day – if I can, I’ll snap a pic to share later.  I hope you like my “chromatic clock”!  Thanks for stopping by!

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The DIY Show Off