Saturday, 28 June 2014

Rustic Console and other changes

I heard you, loud and clear, the blue console was too blue, too small and just didn’t fit with my space. Hey, I’m willing to share my fails too *smile*

I needed something big and bold that would hold my tv and my blankets and some decorative items. I used two plans that I found on line and created this baby. Total cost for the wood was $96, plus stain and some Kreg screws, about another $15. I couldn’t buy this for that amount.

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I haven’t added the X’s to the sides yet as I don’t have a saw that can cut the correct degrees, so I have to figure out how to do it with a circular saw, another day.

Let’s have a look at the before and after, you will agree I’m sure that after is a whole lot better.

Broadview Heights

I’ve found some great deals on new to me items in the last little while…

Yesterday I was at my local Sally Ann and found this rug for $19.99, brand new. At Ikea it is $159 for this size! (CDN)

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My old Ektorp sofa was bought second hand and I got 3 years out of it before I had to replace it. I found a new Ektorp sofa with a Risane slipcover for $180. I love the slipcover with it’s tailored finish and the linen colour goes perfectly with my new to me scoop arm chairs.

Broadview Heights

Broadview Heights

And finally I found this Chinese cork sculpture at the Goodwill for $4. It is so pretty and I don’t know how they are able to cut the cork so intricately.

 

Broadview Heights

Broadview Heights

I keep saying it, but one day I really will get to the painting. In the meantime, I’m enjoying the changes and the thrifty finds.

5 comments:

  1. Love the new look - it definitely is a better fit.

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  2. Love that new console. Looks great! And.... I want to come shopping with you. Joy

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  3. Hi Mel! I wish I had your skills....love the new console!

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  4. Great console...I took a look around your blog, its great , love your projects.
    Chris

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  5. I just love, love, LOVE your console table! What a fabulous job you did on it! I wish once again we were neighbors so you could teach me all your great sewing and DIY tricks. I am in awe! Sorry I have been MIA, my Auto Immune Diva has been throwing a tantrum and keeping my body hostage. Hoping to start up blogging again and maybe a few diy jobs of my own. I am so over the top in love with your new decor, can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve.

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