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Thread: This is what I did today: upcycled Shelves

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    Super Member damaquilts's Avatar
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    I painted these white awhile ago. And just got back to finishing today. I bought both at yard sales and cut off dowels running down the front and the curvey bits along the top .
    I used an old quilt top to cover foam board and card board for the backs.
    Vintage crochet trim
    vintage spools
    vintage thimbles.
    I had the hardest time this morning making that first cut in the old quilt top. But I figure it will be seen and appreicated this way instead stuck in a closet somewhere. It really wasn't color wise or construction wise nice enough to finish.
    I am pleased with the result.
    Now off to clean up the mess that I pulled out before I settled on spools and thimbles. :-)
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    What a neat idea!

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    :thumbup:

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    Very clever and cute. I understand about the quilt but it looks lovely in it's new place.

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    I love it. What a creative piece of work!!!

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    Ilove it.

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    What a creative person you are! Looking good.

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    Thanks all. It was fun. I have a few more shelves and some more of the quilt top. Not sure yet what I am going to do with those.
    These will hold all my vintage pincushions.

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    LOVE the thimble idea!!! Thanks for sharing,.

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    Very cute, and creative! They will make a nice addition to your sewing space :)

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    How very creative and quite well done. Kudos to you.

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    Love the upcycling!

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    I love them :D:D:D

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    soooo cute!!!

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    Nice work. Your shelves look sweet.

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    Wow! Great idea. Will these hang on the wall or are they floor size?

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    Neat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose L
    Wow! Great idea. Will these hang on the wall or are they floor size?
    They are wall shelves. Don't know if I would want to tackle floor ones. lol

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    Love it! I like your "stops" on the bottom shelves too, so clever!

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    Thats really neat! I can see doing the backing using some of the pretty scrapbook paper & Modge Podge. Wheels are spinning... =)

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    Those are wonderful--I love them!

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    Adorable.

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    Love the shelves! Very creative! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by grendelskin
    Love it! I like your "stops" on the bottom shelves too, so clever!
    They are hiding holes. I had thought about putting buttons over them then while I was looking I came across the thimbles and spools of thread. And went "HMMMM" . :-)

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    Really cute. Great job. You are so creative.

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