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Upcycled Revamped Computer Table
Mycomputer table which I have owned over 20 years really looked its age. I decided to paint and keep it another 20 years. I took white and black paint that I already had and mixed these two colors and got a mauve purple color. I was going for gray but I wasn't sure what colors to mix to get that color, next time I'l try blue and white. I loved the color and the shabby chic , slash vintagy effect it gave the computer cart. After priming the table white and painting the table purple; I let it dry for two days. I sanded the table around the legs, the edges, and the top of the cart to get a worn effect. I loved how the computer table came out, I expected the purple to be sort of a barneyish (as in Barney the Dinosaur) tone but it was more of a grape light color, really shabbychic.
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how to create a linen blind headboard cover I made a headboard cover from clean linen vertical blind slats. These blind slats were from windows that were sill length. These blind slats are being used directly over the old wooden head board to create a beautiful contemporary cover. The items needed are the following; A stapler, and used old vertical linen fabric blind slats. The size of the blind slats used in this project was from a 57 inches x 63 inch length window. These linen vertical blind slats were folded; about twenty were used for a full size head board. The first step is to prepare the vertical blinds, the ends of both blind slats have metal pieces that have to be removed. The only object remaining should be the linen blinds; take one end of one blind and staple the two ends together to make a long length blind. Create eight long blinds for the horizontal length of rectangular head board The first long blind piece should be placed around the head board with
I made a collage from seed plant company catalogs sent to homes from companies that sell flowers and seeds such as Burpee. Instead of throwing them out, cut out flower photos the size of the surface area of box being covered. I took a shoe box and glued all sides of the box with photos. I used the shoe box cover to reinforce the bottom of the box to make it stronger. I have had this box for three years for storing craft items and photos. Instead, of purchasing expensive plastic or canvas stroage bin boxes, this could be done with different sizes of boxes and different coverings; such as wallpaper and giftpaper. Small USPS boxes are great ideas to create closet and craft storage.