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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

From Dresser to Craft Room Storage

Hi everyone! I'm so glad you stopped in! I wanted to share a furniture project with you today. Turning a bedroom dresser into a craft room storage unit! 

My husband and I have been wanting to buy base cabinets for my craft room. But they're so expensive! One day, while I was mulling around with thoughts like "what can we do instead" in my head, the thought occurred to me that we have this old dresser in our garage, collecting dust. That's when it struck me...make it into a storage unit! 

So I presented the idea to my husband, and he went into recycling mode. Here is a "before" photo of the piece. You can see it was being used for...nothing except to collect dust and hold those items you just haven't thrown away yet. Sad, but true. There's more to that story, though! Lol

Now here is a photo after he took off the handles, sanded the unit, filled in the holes, and sanded down those areas.

The next step was to prime and then paint the piece. He bought these black handles from Lowe's (love them!) and added them to the "new" unit. While I don't have a picture of that stage, here is one right after it was done. Now it was time to bring it in! Believe me... that took some maneuvering on our part!

Once it was moved in and placed where we wanted it, I had the "brilliant" idea of putting some Dollar Tree self-adhesive shelf paper on it. If not for my husband's help, I think I would have quit. Thank you hubby!

Here is the finished project:

Now I know this isn't a detailed how to posting, but I honestly didn't think about blogging it until today. So I thought I'd go ahead and share with you what a great job he did and how proud I am of hubby! 

Thank you so much for dropping in!

Jeanie Ellis

Materials from Lowe's:
Paint is Valspar Tint Base 1, tint number 7002-16, Swiss Coffee. The primer is Valspar latex interior multi-surface primer/sealer, number 260948 white.
Handles were also bought at our local Lowe's store. 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Crafty Gals Corner Challenges #218 - Easter/Spring

Hello, everyone! And welcome to another new challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog! For this month, our theme is.................. 

Easter / Spring

And our amazing sponsors for this challenge are:
(in alphabetical order)  

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

Prize: 3 Digital Stamps

So for this challenge, my sister had given me some duplicate pieces that she was going to throw away. Instead, she decided that I could probably make something with the pieces and gave them to me. Each piece was about 4"x6" and looked like they had windows (2 windows), so I treated them as such and made a little "Garden Window Card". 

I used my Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers to do all the coloring of my digital. I then stenciled "brick" onto one of the pieces to mimic the "outside wall" of the card. Then, I placed acetate on the back of the brick wall, added "wall paper" (Eat Play Love Paper Packet and then glued the whole piece onto the last "window" section to give it stability. 

Once that was done, I was able to put my images on the top so it'd look like there was perhaps a flower garden outside next to the windows with a beautiful butterfly! 

Here is my finished project:

Well, there you have it! I hope that you enjoy my little window card! And I really hope that you will join us in this month's challenge! Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Mrs. Darcy Book Card

Welcome to a New Challenge over at Taylormadecards4u challenge blog! (Please take a moment to check out the rules to play along.) As always our challenges are ANYTHING GOES with an optional theme. And TMC4U is also sponsoring a Video Hop! To be eligible for the Hop Giveaway, you must watch each of the videos (the link to the next designer in hop is below)! 

Optional Challenge theme:  Spring Time - Serendipity

I invite you to visit Taylormadecards4u Blog and enter this month’s Challenge at https://taylormadecards4u.blogspot.com/ This month’s prize is $10 gift code from Taylormadecards4u. You will also find a discount code there for 20% off your digital order from Taylormadecards4u!!! Code is:  Challenge2021

Be sure to follow our facebook group as well, Stamping with friends https://www.facebook.com/groups/700392906732437 where you can share more of your crafty projects.

Here is the amazing paper pack we used:

And here is what I made with the kit: A Book Card (without the box)

I'd love it if you would check out how I put this together! Just follow this link: https://youtu.be/Z20NUtB62fk

The next designer on the hop is Deborah Jenkins https://youtu.be/dDahbBJXyKY
Challenge Designers List:
TerisMailbox/Teri: https://youtu.be/8adIfh7Kko0
Debbie J’s Crafting Corner: https://youtu.be/dDahbBJXyKY
Artful Creations by Tracie: https://youtu.be/RVQBVghOhMw
Shraddha https://youtu.be/YzdUuzbjfSY
Komal: https://youtu.be/ro9fGEhkxJg

Bye for now!

Blessings, Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw