Thursday, March 26, 2009

Studio Shot Tuesday and Sanctuary Makeover In One!

I've been lazy this week and decided to combine my Flickr Studio Shot Tuesday's and Sanctuary Arts makeover in one post (both are late I might add!). Anyhoo, Sanctuary Arts has the At Home party once a month on the 25th and I decided to join the fun. It's a time to show fabulous trash to treasures, furniture make-overs or those spray painted items. Here is mine....


I took one really nasty old piece of wood from my garage (previous homeowners left it, thank you very much!).


I cut it to size...



sanded it like crazy!! By the way, do you see that brush sitting on the wood? That was my Dad's brush he made in wood shop in middle school. Gotta love that!



I didn't take a picture of this but I painted it with my friend's leftover paint and screwed these great iron brackets on it. I got them at a hobby store for $3.00 each...Yay for a sale!


Then up it went above my window in my studio. Ta-da! So now for my Flickr Studio Shot Tuesday talk. One of my favorite things in my studio is this vintage map! It took me forever to find it but when I did I snatched it up. I knew I wanted to use one as a window cover but finding one I liked proved to be kinda hard. I like the way it turned out...anything my big honkin' globe can set on is fine by me.

12 comments:

Teresa said...

I love those brackets. That's alot of impact for little money. I love what you did with those maps too. How did you apply those maps to the shades? Sooo crafty.

Jen r. said...

Love that shelf! It's very cool! Thanks for joining in on the party! jen

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great job with the shelf, that's my kind of project! Thanks for linking to my party.
I love the map window covering too, very clever.

Christina said...

It looks great...I need some of those brackets, too bad we have no hobby lobby here.

Jennifer DeDonato said...

I wish I was that crafty...it's just one large school map. I didn't have to do anything to it except hang it.

Jennifer said...

Ah! I've been waiting to see a picture of your idea come to life! Excellent!

Kris said...

Great redo. Love the maps!

Have a happy day

Kris

Amy C said...

totally fun and creative, I love the maps - I could looks at maps for hours!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Love shelves!! Looks great!!

Mechelle Harrison said...

Thanks Jennifer for your kind comments. I like your shelf.

lori vliegen said...

you're so genius...AND you use power tools!! i love your new shelf. and i must admit, that's one cool window map, too! :)

e.beck.artist said...

that looks amazing ... well done!