Saturday, April 28, 2012

Christmas 2011 LOL

I was looking at the photos I had on my camera and found photos from Christmas 2011.  That is sad!!!  lol
I had this idea to take some unfinished cabinets my brother left behind before he moved to California and make a Christmas gift for my Mom.  He had started making these cabinets for a house he was building and they weren't in the best condition.  I did get the project done and I had taken a few photos along the way.

This photo is of the cabinet in its rough stage.  I had patched a few screw holes but that was it.  I think this cabinet was originally for the sink but I am not sure.

 Gave it a couple of coats of white paint.  I think it ended up taking 3 coats.  It seemed like 20 but I digress!  lol

Here it is with the top on it.  Used a 2' x 4' piece of plywood that I picked up at Menards already cut to size.  Covered it with fabric and 2 layers of scrap quilt batting.  We also added some casters to the bottom for easy moving.

My stepdad as added some bling to the cabinet since then.  He added a piece to the left side and some slots to hold her embroidery hoops and rulers.  He also added a couple of strips of wood to the back so her large cutting mat slides right onto the back for flat easy storage.

She wasn't the only one to get one for Christmas!  I couldn't make just one!  I had to make one for myself too!  Love it!!!!

Cabinet = Free
Paint = left over from painting my ceilings in the house
Plywood = $12
Batting = scrap from the quilts I have made
Fabric for top = gifted to me from a friend
Casters = $6
Total cost = $18 and time

That is it for today!  2 posts could be a record for me.  I have gotten a couple of quilts finished the last couple of weeks.  So check back tomorrow to see those!



Barb said...

That is so awesome, great job!

Joanne Lendaro said...

interesting.....could also use it for pressing??