Monday, September 17, 2012

~ Re-Cyclying Shelving & Doors~


Happy Tuesday Everyone! We were away all last week traveling to Arizona to visit family. I can't wait to share a few highlights of our trip. Gary and I  drove my Mom and Dad and my Brother and Sister n law followed behind us, it was a mini caravan. It was a trip for my Dad to re-visit his home Jerome Arizona. I have missed reading many of your posts last week and I am trying to catch up with you all. I so enjoy reading what you all have been up too.

So anyway I just  have to tell you what happened last night while I was trying to prepare a post and upload photo's, I received a notice that I had run out of "free photo space in Google" and I had to buy more storage space, so I did but it wouldn't let me upload for 24 hours "drats" so anyway I had to wait until tonight to post. Darn google, I wish it had let me known sooner that I had used all the "free space". Has that happened to you?.

Any who back to what I wanted to share with you this week. While cleaning out the garage I found an oak shelve, brackets and a curtain rod that was just being stored. Being the thrifty girl that I am and always trying to find a way to re-purpose and reuse. I started to stared at the shelve for a while and then asked Gary if  he  could make a quilt shelve for me for our guest room, I told him I had an "idea" so we put our thinking caps on and a nifty and cool way to recycle an old oak shelve into a quilt rack was born.

 I went to my paint cabinet and brought out the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. It took three coats, after drying I sanded  until smooth and distressed. Gary brought out his handy dandy drill and made holes on either side of the brackets.

 We slipped the curtain rod through the holes,the rod was the perfect shade of white and I love the finial design. We  hung the new "quilt shelve" in our "in process guest room "


 It hangs two quilts very nicely.
 On the top of the shelve for now, I always say for now because you all know I love to change things around. I have my Guest Cottage sign made by Paul from Castle & Cottage and a crochet potholder wreath made by Judy from her ETSY shop 20NORTHORA. These two ladies are so talented and I enjoy having their creativity in our home.
 The little chair was a free bee that I painted , added rosettes to and made the pleated seat cover. I posted about here way back in 2009.
 Just moving things around and playing with the shelve.

 Close up the fun and creative crochet potholder wreath. I really love this!
 Also while cleaning the garage I ran across the doors that we have used in two of our homes. They have lived as shutters and were originally part of an old cupboard and now they are are headboard for our trundle bed in the guest room.

 You all remember this quilt, pillow case and side pillows right. I made theses awhile back they are now on the guest bed. Gary and I enjoy filling a room with home made things and re-purposing. It just makes us feel good to now that nothing goes to waste or is through out without trying to fix it or give it new life.

A close up of the head board..
I hope you all enjoy your week, keep creating and re-purposing!
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19 comments:

Sandy said...

One of our RV trips was touring AZ and NM. And Hubby made a point for us to visit Jerome, AZ, a town I had never heard of but he had. That is one steep hill this historic copper mining town sits on! Hubby wanted to see a historic park or museum (can't remember which it was) but it was closed. So what was it like for your Hubby to live there? If that is the Jerome he is from that is. I love the quilt holder you made. It is adorable. And looks so cute in your pretty guest room.

Sandy said...

One of our RV trips was touring AZ and NM. And Hubby made a point for us to visit Jerome, AZ, a town I had never heard of but he had. That is one steep hill this historic copper mining town sits on! Hubby wanted to see a historic park or museum (can't remember which it was) but it was closed. So what was it like for your Hubby to live there? If that is the Jerome he is from that is. I love the quilt holder you made. It is adorable. And looks so cute in your pretty guest room.

Vee said...

Love your potholder wreath. It reminds me of my doily one only ever so much more colorful!

I'm glad that you and your family were able to visit your father's former hunting grounds. He must have been so pleased.

Everything you guys do looks so wonderful. Very nice idea for a quilt rack to display your gorgeous work.

Gina said...

What a great idea for hanging your quilts! The shelf turned out beautifully. Your guest room looks very cozy & inviting.

Cindy said...

I love your quilt holder, that is genius! I also like what you've done with the old doors, it makes a wonderful headboard.
Have a good week!
Hugs, Cindy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Your new quilt holder is wonderful. I love your guest room...all those quilts, the door headboard...everything!

Marla and Steve said...

That shelf is amazing!!

Barbara F. said...

Looking forward to your AZ photos, one of my top 3 favorite states. I think the wreath made out of crocheted pot holders is a great idea, to display them and not get them ruined. xo

Anne said...

Elizabeth your guest room is coming along nicely. I really like how the quilt shelf turned out. Your so creative and very talented with your sewing and quilting.

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

You and your hubby make a good pair. I love the way you distressed the paint and making it a quilt holder is a clever way of repurposing that shelf. I love it when I can use something I already have too.
The potholder wreath is really an original. I would have never thought of that.
I do remember when you made that quilt.
Your guest room looks ready for guests.

{oc cottage} said...

how cool is that!!!! awesome job!!!!


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Karie's Chic Creations said...

Love, love your quilts and everything else. Wow! What a darling room. I also love the potholder wreath. Great idea. I just may have to copy. Thanks for sharing your creativity. What a great post. Hugs, Karie

Honey at 2805 said...

Your new quilt holder is so unique! What a lovely way to display your gorgeous quilts. Adore that crochet doily wreath! The room is so comfortable and inviting! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Elizabeth and Gary, YOU are amazing!
The quilt shelf is perfect and how I would love to have one for my quilts. Mine are stacked on top of an old armoir (did I spell that right?) and you can't really see them all that well. What a great way to display! I don't sew any more unless I absolutely have to and you are so good at it.
The idea of recycling is something I think a lot of us are beginning to do. I store things to and then later drag them out. I got rid of some shelves and now wish I had not. Grrrr...
Elizabeth, thank you for your dear and encouraging comments. They mean the world to me. They really do!
Huge hugs!
Mona

Sherry said...

Great looks!! Thank you for joining HSH!
Sherry

Tanya Sehgal said...

This is just so beautiful. :) The quilts & the rack. I just loved the feel. I really loved the blog, thanks for featuring such a wonderful post.
Take care. Have a nice time!
Love Tanya

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Elizabeth!

This post is full full of great ideas! I love that shelf and notices that Gary capped the edge to give it a thicker appearence. That is something my husband would do too.

That wreath is so creative. I bet you get lots of comments on it. I also noticed the wire picture holders... I have those but in cream!

I hope you are enjoying some cooler weather. It will be 105+ here today. I am SO looking forward to next week when we will finally get down into the 90's.

xoxo Bunny Jean

vicki said...

Elizabeth--- so may things--
Yes- I have had to buy more space. But-- I also sent back through my blog - way back-- and deleted a lot of insignificant posts. That freed up a lot of space!!

The new quilt shelf is magnificent-- your hubby is a great handyman!! Your home is lovely-- and I'm silly crazy in love with the potholder wreath!!

Vicki

Ana said...

What a sweet guest room...Ooooh, now I know what my room looks like if I ever come visit...Hee, Hee, Hee. Love the quilt hanger.

❤Ana