Monday, February 28, 2011

It's Amazing What a Little Paper Can Do

More paper used, wahoo!  I LLLLLLLOOOOVVVEEE Cosmo Cricket.  If they ever want me to advertise for them, I TOTALLY will.  They make the cutest designs. 

On a trip to the thrift store many months back, I picked up this little unit:

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I'm not sure that I have knick-knacks small enough, but it was really besides the point.

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95 cents seems to be my magic number.

I grabbed some paper I have that I've been saving cause I just love it too much to use.  I'm starting to get over that mentality.  I'm feeling quite proud of myself.  Just used some adhesive, did some super fancy measuring (guestimations) and got this:
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I decided not to paint the wood.  I felt the rustic color matched the paper perfectly. 

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20 comments:

Tanya said...

L.O.V.E. it!! And sheesh, you must have the best thrift store ever!

AmieAnn said...

This is adorable! Love the colors and the paper.. just Love it! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/02/pink-hippo-party-18.html

AmieAnn said...

Thanks for linking up and following! I am your newest follower!

Flamenco92627 said...

Love your re-do of the 95 cent shelf! That is my magic number too, and sometimes I will even go to 99! Very cute papers! I popped over from the Idea Room and I love your blog name.

Ladybird Ln said...

So cute, my husbands grandpa was a printer so I have a huge print type drawer that is similar to that only bigger, and I am trying to figure out what to do with it! It really looks great!

ladybirdln.blogspot.com

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Hey! I just found you post on Sugar Bee's "Take-A-Look Tuesday" and had to stop by! :)
I love the paper you used!!
Just a few weeks ago, I did a type case project myself. You can see it here if you want to check it out. :)
Greetings from Germany!
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

Kimberlee said...

What a fun project! I love how the papers get shown off in this project.
~Kimberlee
www.TheSpunkyDiva.com

family of 4 on the move! said...

Ok this is the cutest idea and I am so glad I found your blog! I recently bought my youngest a cube shelf at a local thrift shop and wanted to paint it but with wooden floors I am terrified to do that. Now I am just going to decoupage it with paper. Thank you so much for the idea and making my day! You are fabulous!!!

Liz said...

Oh, I LOVE that!

Melissa Atkinson said...

That is so cute!! You really do inspire me to be more creative!

Tabitha said...

That's an awesome deal! I never have such good luck. lol The papers make it so adorable.

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love your paper pattern choices! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link party!

And I'm your newest follower!

Kim @ KimsKandyKreations said...

So cute! I wish I could find such fun items when I go "spelunking" into the thrift stores!

I love how the paper shows off. I don't think you'd even need to put anything on it. You could just hang that as a statement piece. The paper makes it work so well!

Thanks for sharing. It's a good use of leftover paper too. I hate to throw the good stuff away!

Judy said...

So super cute. I love all the different papers. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks.

Handkerchiefgal said...

Hey! I turned mine into a jewelry box! You should try it!
http://anichetofind.blogspot.com/2011/03/garage-sale-transformation-new-idea-for.html

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Nice transformation! Thanks for sharing. :)

Rebecca said...

Very cute papers! Even with nothing on the shelves this would make for cute decor.

Sweetened by Kagi said...

I LOVE IT! The unit is amazing, I wish I could find something like that, it would be so useful to store all my "cake tools"

http://sweetenedbykagi.blogspot.com

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

So, so super cute!!! I would love for you to share this at my Make Something Monday Link Party!

http://sarahndipities.blogspot.com/2011/03/make-something-monday-link-party-1.html

-Sarah

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

What a fantastic project! It is so cute! All those patterns make me smile!

Love for you to stop by as see my kitchen that was featured in the September Romantic Homes magazine!

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~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage
www.shabbyfrenchcottage.com