So what does every home mantel need to dress it up and customize it, why a large letter Monogram.
I’ve looked longingly at the metal, denim and leather letters in the home stores, but even with a discount coupon couldn’t justify spending the money on a letter when although I liked the idea of them, I didn’t like the fonts on offer. My solution…. Make my own, cool eh? The leather looks is achieved using Modge podge and brown paper.
We have a charity Auction at work every year and this year a beautiful jewelry box was placed as a prize by one of the maintenance crew, a friend placed her ticket in the box but was unlucky not to win it, so I said i would make her one.
I was so pleased it turned out like this
One of the best things about working with the people I do is the constant challenge set for me. My gal pal at work is a spinner and knitter and likes nothing more (kids allowing) to sit and spin for a few hours. She already has a fully functional (and expensive) spinning wheel, but found an article on the web dating back to what we surmised was the 1970’s on how to make your own spinning wheel for less than $7.
So… challenge accepted.. Can I make a spinning wheel for under $10….
I have a friend at work whose sentences start with “Here let me show what I’ve pinned. Can you make one for me?”. I love those words, it usually means that I’m going to be working in the wood shop or crafting, my favorite past-time. This time was a wine rack for her newly renovated kitchen. After spending a lot of time and effort painting cabinets, she wanted something rustic to sit on a wall cabinet, but not too deep as to obscure the window. This was my challenge.
You may have seen these shelves in all the stores and thought that making them is difficult, but when you break the shelf unit down to its basic components they really are easy and cheap to put together.