Hershey bars especially.
Oh, that's me I am talking about! Still feel free to send me candy. I won't be offended that you think I've been offed! I'll be in my happy place eating the candy!!
Enough sacrilegious talk, here is the other project that I salvaged from the table.
Remember its humble, veneer less beginnings?
First I did this:
then I did this:
to end up with this:
My initial "U" shelf.
So then what do you do with a legless table, besides rename her Eileen?
Limp along with me if you will....
I cut off both ends of the table
Then cut off either end of the apron as above
Here are my pieces.....
And this is what is left of my communion table. I think I got a lot out of her during her short stay at our house but sad to see her go. I did save the drawer and the cross support from her legs. They were in really good shape so saving them is worth it. I am sure I'll think of some use for them.
So I forgot to take pictures of how I put these things together so I can't show you how I assembled my pieces!
I originally was going to just make a shelf out of the pieces but then I noticed that the apron pieces had been held in place with small dowels and the final product was immaculately conceived. It was like a bright light went off in my head. I would make a shelf with a towel rack! I just drilled out the old dowels with a 3/8" drill bit and bought new dowels to glue in their place. Pretty nifty, if I do say so myself.
Now to make them pretty!
I glued the apron parts to the shelf using wood glue and then pre-drilled a hole so I could use a 3" wood screw to secure the brace to the top. See below.I then spray painted the shelves in Strawflower after I primed them. The visible screw was not to my liking as it looked unfinished.
I rolled out some contact paper that I had bought to line drawers and decided to put it on top for a semi-french country look. Place your shelf upside down on the paper and outline the top.
Cut it to fit. If you look at the picture with the screw you will see that the edge is routed so I placed my contact paper on the square edge which left a bit of over hang in the back. Dry fit this first to see if you need to make some cuts to adjust the fit before you stick it to the shelf.
Peel and stick your contact paper like above and carefully burnish it down using your fingers or a dull straight edge.
Turn it over and cut off the excess at the back using an X-ACTO knife.
Take your hangers and mark the holes
Screw the hanger in place and hang! I decided to hang this in my back kitchen to take pictures because it seriously needs some prettying up. Yes, I have a front and a back kitchen and they don't play well together. It is in need of a whole different kind of salvation.
So what do you think about that!
The red pattern and the black pattern might be a bit much but these were the only nice towels I could find! Obviously I must need to make a run to Target to replenish my supply.
Okay, the best part of these shelves is I made two! So I have one and so can YOU!
Actually, I think I am going to give away both since my 1 year blogging birthday is coming up on August 28! Oh and my 43rd birthday is coming up 10 days before that!
So I have two reasons to celebrate!
Here is how it is going to work:
Just leave me a comment but it must rhyme or be a pun.
I find both of these things to be creative, fun to do and and they make me laugh and I love to laugh.
So that's it!
Yes that is all!
I will put your names in a hat and pick one on my birthday (August 18th) and one on my blog birthday (August 28th) and I will notify YOU when you win.
PLEASE include an email in the comment section ( I can not notify you if you won if you are a no-reply blogger commenter).
I cannot wait to see what you guys come up with because I have seen what y'all can do.
It's your own fault I am setting the towel bar so high.
You did it to yourselves!!
Always being renewed,