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Friday, August 12, 2011

Sew Cute!





It is pretty amazing to me what a little bit of paint,
creativity and thinking outside of the box can do for you...
I had in my office {the make it happen room}
this small little wall right on the corner, where my Mimi loved to use her crayons...
{no fun... you can see some green prints on the wall}

Well... before I moved this corner was not empty anymore.
Everything started with a  bunch of small wine boxes that I found at the Thrift Store. Total price for all three $2.75...
{I love that two of them came with their lids}


The first thing I did was paint them in a butter cream color {yummy}
and sanded to let the wood come through the paint.
Looking better already...

I want my project to have a touch of "whimsical-vintagesh" feeling
so I designed and made some vinyl stencils to accomplish that.
I applied them, painted the images in red and peeled it off....



One of the things that I love about using vinyl as a stencil instead of regular vinyl
 is that you can antique whatever you do with it. So my next step was to sand the button and scissor.


You have to wait to see how the boxes look
but in the mean time you can take a look of what I did with the larger lid.
Here is a mini tutorial:
sanded, refinished it, stenciled it and painted, added some cork board, and a little hanger in the back...


At this point I was ready to put it all together
So are you ready to see my little corner now
all dressed up and accessorized?
Here it is...
{...if you are wondering about the redlicious desk and the chair... well let's say those two have an EXTRAORDINARY moment  of their own. ;)}



Take a closer look...

Box One , I mean Shelf ONE: The thread holder...



The lid of this box became the bobbins holder...


 BOX number two is the new adorable shelf that holds my pencils and scissors.




And its lid is my new little pin board...



Box number three has no lid but she is as cute as a button.. ;)


All together...


made my new sewing corner...


...from ordinary to EXTRAORDINARY!

So next time you go to the Thrift Store think outside of the box...
and you'll see what amazing things you come up with.

~ THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON U-CREATE ~

{GIVEAWAY}

Yes, I am giving away 3 NEW SETS of my Vinyl Stencil Collection: ...Sew Cute!

{click HERE for more details and enter to win}


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49 Comments:

At August 12, 2011 at 10:23 AM , Blogger Just Jaime said...

Love the colors!

 
At August 12, 2011 at 10:34 AM , Blogger Toni K said...

Such an improvement! Adorable little corner!

 
At August 12, 2011 at 10:46 AM , Blogger BizzyMom said...

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At August 12, 2011 at 10:48 AM , Blogger BizzyMom said...

I love the transformation!! Especially the clever way to store your sewing supplies!

 
At August 12, 2011 at 12:01 PM , Blogger gramster said...

I Sew need to do this with my Sewing area. Sew cute! Thanks for sharing. You truly are Sew amazing.

 
At August 12, 2011 at 7:28 PM , Blogger Carolyn said...

Fabulous! What a great use of those boxes. It looks great.

 
At August 12, 2011 at 7:57 PM , Blogger Alicia said...

Love your sewing corner! Those pops of red are just perfect! Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight. going to go link up with yours right now :)

 
At August 13, 2011 at 2:14 AM , Blogger notyet100 said...

Super cute :)

 
At August 13, 2011 at 7:14 AM , Blogger kpaints said...

Really cute....really clever! Love the idea and the colors!

 
At August 13, 2011 at 9:07 AM , Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

LOVE this! Red is my favorite color and this area looks so bright and happy. I'm getting in the mood to sew too ~ would love to win one of the sets.

Pat

 
At August 13, 2011 at 10:54 AM , Blogger Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

I love this space! :) The bits of red are just perfect with the cream! Very nice job!

 
At August 13, 2011 at 3:32 PM , Blogger Alicia @ Sweet Ava Kate said...

Love this little sewing corner you created! The vinyl stencils are so vintage, I love it! I'm your newest follower. Hope you stop by for a visit! :)

 
At August 14, 2011 at 9:27 AM , Blogger Kei said...

Those are so cute!

 
At August 15, 2011 at 10:04 AM , Blogger Rachel said...

This is gorgeous. I love the red throughout and the button and scissors especially. So creative. I would love it if you would stop by and share this at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
Hope to see you soon,
Rachel
http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/08/cure-for-common-monday-4-craft-link.html

 
At August 15, 2011 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Kayleen said...

I love everything about this! I especially love the button box and the scissor box. FAbulous!

 
At August 15, 2011 at 4:03 PM , Blogger cushy said...

love your sewing corner. the red color makes it pop!

 
At August 15, 2011 at 8:16 PM , Blogger alison said...

Love the sewing nook! Gives me great inspiration for my reclaimed office. :)

 
At August 15, 2011 at 10:30 PM , Blogger Sew Delicious said...

Really gorgeous, great job! The button box is my fave :)

 
At August 16, 2011 at 3:50 AM , Blogger Madigan at madiganmade said...

What an adorable creative corner! The red images on the crates are the perfect touch. Love em' with that desk.

 
At August 16, 2011 at 5:21 AM , Blogger MADA said...

THis is Absolutly Amazing ! I am completly stun !
great job !

 
At August 16, 2011 at 8:23 AM , Blogger lauryn said...

WOW!!! i am so jealous of this little corner.
i am amazed, speechless. i love this. i'm pinning it.. i'm a new follower!

{love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

 
At August 16, 2011 at 10:40 AM , Blogger Allisa and Nicholas said...

Wow I am amazed! You have some serious vision. I love everything especially the red desk.

Your newest follower,
Allisa
http://aandnblackburn.blogspot.com

 
At August 16, 2011 at 1:00 PM , OpenID quiverfullofblessings said...

I am SO loving these ideas. Thinking of giving my sewing nook an overhaul, so thanks for the inspiration! Good job.

 
At August 17, 2011 at 8:34 AM , Blogger eye_on_sparrow said...

That is a very cute corner to create I love how you used your trift store find.

 
At August 17, 2011 at 9:20 AM , Blogger worldwidemom said...

THis is an amazing corner!! Really love it!

 
At August 17, 2011 at 11:00 AM , Blogger Angela said...

I LOVE this!!! I love your blog design as well. Now following :)

 
At August 17, 2011 at 12:53 PM , Blogger Valerie@Occasionally Crafty said...

I love it- creative and beautiful. I will be featuring this on my blog tomorrow for Three Things Thursday, so I hope you'll stop by and check it out.

I'm also a new follower!
Valerie- www.occasionallycrafty.blogspot.com

 
At August 17, 2011 at 3:42 PM , Blogger Lolly Jane said...

this is so darling! i don't think i've seen your blog before?? how have i not?! LOVE LOVE LOVE your style! (:
xoxoxo

 
At August 17, 2011 at 5:22 PM , Blogger shopannies said...

love your great finds wonderful buys and love what you did with them even more come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

 
At August 17, 2011 at 6:52 PM , Blogger kristen said...

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At August 17, 2011 at 6:53 PM , Blogger kristen said...

I love it!! I love how you turned a small corner into a fabulous space!

 
At August 17, 2011 at 10:54 PM , Blogger Brandi said...

Such an adorable space!

 
At August 17, 2011 at 11:46 PM , Blogger Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

Wonderful transformation! What a fabulous place to create.

 
At August 18, 2011 at 7:27 AM , Blogger miamihoney said...

What a great use of space. That is about all the space I have too. I think I will have to steal some of these ideas. Thanks!

 
At August 18, 2011 at 8:17 PM , Blogger Good Time Charlie said...

Wow is that adorable. I want to come hang out at your house and soak up some creativity. You are amazing! Love all the red. So cheery.

 
At August 18, 2011 at 10:24 PM , Blogger Kassandra @ Coffee and their Kisses said...

Hey I'm Kassandra! I featured this here at my blog. I hope you'll come by and grab a button!

 
At August 18, 2011 at 11:19 PM , Blogger kasia said...

Love it! Such a beautiful composion that flows from line to shape to form creating an inviting space to craft. I am in need to re-organize my space. Thank u for the inspiration

 
At August 19, 2011 at 5:15 AM , Blogger How to Nest for Less said...

GORGEOUS!! I featured your project {again} in my Favorites of the Week. Two weeks in a row girl! That's a first!!

Hope you can come visit!
www.howtonestforless.com

 
At August 19, 2011 at 5:16 AM , Blogger SAS Interiors said...

This space is awesome! My favorite is the "Keep Calm and Sew On" quote. I also love the pops of red...it's so engaging and there is so much depth to your new sewing spot. I'm a new follower and will be sharing this project on my facebook page ~ www.facebook.com/sasinteriors

~Jenna, SAS Interiors

 
At August 19, 2011 at 7:22 AM , Blogger Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

This is so cute...I love what you did with the crates!!

 
At August 19, 2011 at 5:22 PM , Blogger linenandoak said...

So cute~ I love the chair too!! Perfectly beautiful!

 
At August 20, 2011 at 8:57 AM , Blogger Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I would start sewing again if I had such a cute spot to do it in! I love this! Pinned, tweeted and stumbled!

 
At August 21, 2011 at 10:18 PM , Blogger Meg said...

Brilliant! I love it, what a fun and creative idea! Thank you so much dor sharing some of your talent and inspiration with us!

 
At August 22, 2011 at 1:22 AM , Blogger little miss maison said...

wow i love the sewing area it looks amazing xxx

 
At August 23, 2011 at 6:29 AM , Blogger Katie said...

I loved this when I first saw it on Ucreate and I love it just as much seeing it on your blog. You did an amazing job. Great find on the wine boxes!!! I just wanted to let you know that I featured your project today on Sew Woodsy! Feel free to grab a featured button and definitely come back tomorrow!

 
At August 23, 2011 at 6:58 PM , Blogger Jaime said...

Love it mama!! I toasted you today; come grab a button!!

 
At August 23, 2011 at 6:58 PM , Blogger Jaime said...

Whoops! Here's the link!

http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/2011/08/toast-of-tuesday-home-decor-edition.html

 
At August 24, 2011 at 7:21 PM , Blogger Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I featured you this week at my Hookin Up with HoH party!

Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like!

xoxo

Allison @ House of Hepworths

 
At August 29, 2011 at 6:00 PM , Blogger Meg said...

Ha! I featured you, too! I have a button---who's got the button? ;) Good luck on your move!

 

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