A few years ago there was a small do it yourself project in a Country Living magazine on how to make bookends using plates. So after a little begging, Frank made some this weekend.
Some for Addison's room
Some for Anna's room. We did not use plates for her because her dresser is low, and well, she gets into everything, so I thought these wooden bunnies nailed, and glued down would work better.
I had all these plates on hand, and I have had the bunnies for a very long time. You can really use anything to make these. Here is what you do:
Cut two lengths of wood at a 45 degree angle with a miter saw. Then rout or chisel a groove down the center of each and fasten at the right angle with wood glue. Then, insert your plate into the groove.
A few more things here. Anna has a chandelier in her room that we got at Lowe's. It was silver before, with little beaded shades. (You can see a before picture here)
I painted it white to give it a different look. I didn't worry about the paint coming out perfect, because I wanted it to look old, so I put on two coats of cottage white paint (no primer) and then hit it with some sand paper.
I love those huge cover buttons that you can cover with fabric. I had these two laying around for a while with no home. I covered them with a vintage, embroidered linen I got last year. I had the idea to use them as door knobs to a bathroom closet. Frank use metal epoxy to secure them to the metal door knobs that are already there.
I do have more to share with you, but it will be interrupted by some sewing I got done over the weekend!
Hope you are having a good Monday!