Sunday, June 28, 2009

Gift Wrap Center

I have been so excited about this to be finished!! It has been in process for about two months but, have wanted to do it for over a year. I could never find the perfect peice of furniture and antique door. I finally got all of the parts to build it and then had to go find all the parts to finish with the hardware. I scoured antique stores and hardware stores for the perfect hardware.
Reed and I decided that the door should be detatchable due to the large size of this peice of furniture. So, the door has bolts that keep it together but, can be removed. It is a very heavy peice because every part of it is solid wood and we wanted it to be able to be moved.These next pictures are of the hardware I added to the door. I added suction cup baskets to put homemade cards in and also some hang from the curtain rods. The second curtain rod is to hang tissue paper. The wrapping paper holder is an solid wood old umbrella box(I think?) that I repainted. It was the perfect size to hold a lot of wrapping paper and the perfect size to sit next to the gift wrap center.

I mod podged this scrapbook paper into the front of the door on the center. It had the aqua color with pinks, green, and some brown. So Cute!!

These drawers hold the gift wrap bags and celllophane bags so I can just grab the bag I want and they sit flat while in the drawer.

The ribbon spools were the hardest part to figure out. They don't exactly make ribbon spools for gift wrap centers so I had to come up with something all on my own. I was going to resort to using plain old dowls but, wanted something more unique. I went to an antique store in Ogden that I hadn't been in, in a long time and found some antique lamp parts. They were perfect because they are metal, sturdy, and have threaded ends for bolts and finials. I just had to drill holes through the door and then screw the lamp part on the backside of the door. Then the cute Finials went on the front. They screw off to allow the spools to come off and then easily go back on!! I thought that was such a clever idea!! Here is the picture of the lamp part before it had ribbon spools on it. I found two different antique lamp parts to use so they are each different. I love that!!

This picture makes it hard to see the finial on the end but, still shows how it holds the ribbon.

This is the basket that had suction cups on the back to be able to attatch them to the glass in the window. I found them in the bathroom section because regular office supplies don't have suction cups to them.

This shelf is made out of an antique printers box that would hold letters or stamps to print with. The box is only two inches tall, three inches deep and as wide as the door. It was like it was made for my gift wrap center. It holds the rolls of scotch tape, bows, and curly ribbon. When I found this I was like a kid in a candy store because it was so perfect! I added an antique door knob and plate to add some character to this door. This door knob didn't originally go to this door but, it fit pretty good and looked great!
I LOVE how this turned out!! It was a lot of work but, totally worth it!!


These benches are made out of vintage and antique beds and cribs. They all have custom pillows and ties. Each bench is a one-of-a-kind and you won't find anywhere else.
This bench has a custom paint job. It is white with a sage green crackled over the top and then antiqued with a glaze. The pillows are custom made to match the bench. The cording accent is a green microsuede. The pillow colors are green, blue, white and chocolate brown. Such a cute bench!! The Americana Bench is painted Colonial Red with a custom made pillow. The front of the pillow is a hand peiced quilt top in a subtle flag design. The pillow is antiqued and has coordinating ties and cording around the edge in a tan brown. The backside of the pillow is also tan brown and is reversible but, I love the Americana front!!

This bench is longer than the other benches. The pillow is made from super soft chenile with coordinating black microsuede pillow ties. The plaque states "family" which perfectly sums up the size of this bench, it's the perfect size for a family. The pillow is custom made to fit the bench and ties to keep it in place. The pillow is black with flourish/scroll pattern in it. It is hard to see the design because it's monochromatic but, is super soft and is the perfect touch to this bench.

This bench is made out of a kids bed and part of a crib. The seat is padded and custom upholstered in super soft polka dot chenile. The pillow is reversible with a cute pink and white plaid or pink polka dot to match the seat. The ties are custom made to attatch the pillow with cute bows. This bench is at child heighth and could fit two small children.

I love this bench!! I love the damask print with the coordinating black cording and soft microsuede ties. The bench is perfect for an entryway or anywhere in a house. It would be super cute on a porch. The bench is approximately 3 feet long and about the same heighth. Perfect to sit on and take off your shoes in an entryway ,anywhere in the house or even on the front porch.

My first entry with my new design blog

I am going to start a blog seperate from my family blog. I will have a link so that you can go see my newest project. I think this will make it easy for people that want to see what I've done without them having to scroll through family posts too!! I started putting my stuff in a new Consignment store in Syracuse. It just opened last week and are having their grand opening. The store is called THE SILVER DRAWER, furniture and more. It is such a cool little store. It's right by the Syracuse 6 Theatre. So, if you are in the area you should go check it out!!


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