Upcycles and Crafting Wins

There’s nothing like an impending move to put a burr under the saddle!

I started one of these projects several months ago and because I’m the Queen of Procrastination, just never bothered to finish. Today, I looked at all that I’ll need to pack and move and it just made sense to finish a few things, ie: make one item of many bits.

This was mostly my plan to protect my Ikea furniture. If you have Ikea, you know they use a lot of soft woods in their products and that these items will mar if you even look at them funny. I have a dresser, a chest of drawers and two night stands; all of which have “stuff” on them and so, I wanted to be sure that I didn’t wind up with a lot of scratches and gouges due to simply dropping a tissue on a night stand.

To that end, I bought and recycled some super inexpensive frames, purchased some moderately priced designer fabric (’cause as a Sewer, I’m as much a fabric snob as I am a yarn snob) and with the application of some silicon feet on the backs, have some lovely and decorative tray / protector / memory keeper creations. The second one uses the gorgeous handmade paper that I picked up at Wallack’s, this one is my favourite. Diggin’ that a memory frame already holds a precious memory of first dates, good beginnings and dreams to come…

Here’s how they turned out (details are on my Flickr page here):


6 thoughts on “Upcycles and Crafting Wins

  1. This is such a good idea!

    I’ve always wanted to upcycle some of my Ikea furniture since coming across the ikea hackers website – but I’d need something relatively easy to get me started. Thanks for sharing this. I’m definitely tempted to give it a go


    • Thank you! This truly was super easy and so worth it. The materials were very inexpensive compared to having a piece of glass cut, which was my other consideration.
      I say go for it! 🙂


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