Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Living room redo with found chest

So I pondered and then asked friends for advice on what to do with my awesome 3 dollar chest.  The following is what I came up with, with their inspiration.

First the shelf....with objects around the house.  Yes, those are "book" shelves and are quite easy to make.  All you need is a book, two L brackets, and some really strong glue.  Glue the bottom of the L bracket to the inside bottom of the book and glue the cover to it as well.  Put some weight on it and when dry hang with a couple of screws.  Make sure you cover up the tip of the brackets with decor or other books.  If you look behind the green vase you can see mine poking up.The chest has been cleaned up but remains rustic.  I still need to make a cushion with some awesome "mod" fabric that I can not afford but am going to find a way to fake.
Added some flowers and duct tape to the books to make them stand out.And another bouquet on the candy machine.  One of my local florist throws out flowers occasionally and I was lucky enough to come upon them yesterday.I am pleased with the transformation.  :)   I wish I took a before pic.  What was there was a desk loaded with clutter.  Pretty easy to imagine.  Yay for pretty!!!!!  Now to make the desk area pretty.  I am working on that today as well as minimizing clutter.  So until next time.....


  1. I love these shelves! So cute! That orange vase with the flowers caught my eye.

    Ps I found you on Someday Crafts!

  2. Thanks Moe :) I love the vase too. Yay for Someday Crafts!!! I hope you'll check out my other posts.

  3. You are so creative Bambi, I also do crafts, I love it!

  4. Thanks Angie you're so sweet :)