Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Trash to Treasure: Drop Cloth Book Ends

This week I have been looking under beds, in closets, and in my garage gathering stuff up for a yard sale this weekend. The purpose of the yard sale is to earn money for our Bible Study (can not wait for it to start.) Now, I realize I am a pack-rat. I seriously have boxes under beds that have been there for YEARS that say...Yard Sale." I have not had a yard sale in YEARS, nor do I plan on having one. I have issues-but now I am happy to help raise money for our Bible Study.

Going through the boxes I found these. I remember buying them about 6 years ago for $5.00 and thinking..."maybe I will make my husband a poker room one day." Never happened. Never Will happen. Not sure what I was thinking!


I pulled then out of the "yard sale box" and decided to keep them. This time I determined to do something with them.

Watch the magic in process...

I printed out an "F" taped it to freezer paper and cut carefully out my letter.


I decided to give it lots of texture and painted the "F" on to Drop Cloth material. Yes, I love this stuff. I was hoping others shared the same love and would join me on Friday to show me their projects, but apparently I am the only one who know how cool this stuff is, (or maybe next time I will advertise a little but more.) Kimm from Reinvented knows how cool this stuff is! She makes something with drop cloth all the time!!

Here is the F in the process of being painted. Tip: Freezer paper can be reused 3-4 times. However on highly textured material it can only be reused 2 times max.




Then I glued the material on over the ugly King of Hearts! Then for added texture I added Jute to the trim.




The matching pair. WOW, big improvement! I can't wait to put these somewhere...now I need to find some books!







Today I am participating in Kimm's Trash to Treasure Tuesday!


and...
The Girl Creative

8 comments:

Ralae said...

I love it! Very creative!

Michelle said...

I agree, that is a great improvement!!

Lori said...

Those turned out so nicely! Much better than the king and queen..LOL

Prior said...

Great reuse!!! Looks like something from Pottery Barn, now. Lezlee

Leanne said...

Oh, I love these. They look so great.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Woohoo! You KNOW how I feel about dropcloths, that is AWESOME! Thanks for linking up!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great idea, Maridith! Nice bookends that just needed a bit of updating. I love monograms! Thanks for your comment on my ottoman post!

Cindy said...

Those look really great! Don't you love monograms!?!?

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