Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Quick Crafts

My island was initially supposed to be 2 Ikea kitchen counters but the guy I got it from off of Craigslist put a large butcher block top on it.  This left the back of the cabinets exposed with raw edges.  I wanted to cover it with something pretty.  I chose some fabric that had the colors I wanted to incorporate in my kitchen.  I found this lovely fabric :)

So here is the before picture:

And here's the after picture:

I hemmed the edges and sewed velcro at 10 inch intervals on the back of the fabric.  Then I stapled the other velcro side to the back of the island.  I think it makes a huge difference :)  The hubby thinks it looks like something out of the 70s but I love it :)

I had some small pieces left over that I wanted to use.  I had some small canvas covered frames I got from Big Lots for $2.  They had some bland picture on them so I covered them with some left over fabric and ended up with some wall decor :)

Overall, I'm really happy with how everything turned out :)

Happy crafting everyone :)


SonyaAnn said...

Amazing!!1 I just love seeing people crafty side and what they do in their homes!!

Faith said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! And Happy belated Birthday btw! Nov bdays are the best...not that we're biased...haha. Love what you did to that island btw. Pretty genius. :)

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