Do you ever look at those fun and cool items offered for sale on varying sites and think to yourself,
“I could make that—why would I BUY it?!?”
—and it’s not always about cost—
Last June I shared a few of my own interpretive projects—like this shelf offered several times now by Decor Steals.
This was MY interpretation—made from the APRON off a curbie sofa.
Yesterday I just felt like taking another stab at the idea. I grabbed a leftover 5/4″ board, a pine board, some appliques and played around till I had something I liked!
I tried out some pretty aMAZing appliques—but I just couldn’t give them up to REsale. AND I actually liked how these were going to work out! Once things were settled on, I ripped the pine board on the table saw.
I didn’t just want to cut a board and stick appliques on it, I wanted to add the details that make a difference. So I cut the contour of the applique and used a jigsaw to painstakingly
cut around all those applique details!
I gave my 5/4″ board -the top shelf- a little contouring too, then ran it through the router table with a large 1″ round over bit set a little high to get that added edge detail. And a ¼” round over to soften the bottom edge.
Then it was just a matter of connecting the 2 parts together!
Glued, nailed, screwed, puttied, and sanded—
I’m off to paint them now!