Monday, April 12, 2010

Who said that Bookcases had to be just for Books?

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I am on Studio 5 Today doing a couple of segments.
First-From Blah to Boring-How to SASS up your Bookshelves
The Name Game: Monograms!

If you want to watch:
Who said Bookshelves had to be boring
The Name Game: Monograms
I had such a blast with these segments.
I have to show you my $5 dollar bookcase redo.
K-um just pretend that there is a before picture.
My camera battery was dead and I was on a deadline.
So...just imagine a ugly-brown, fake wood looking bookshelf.
The price tag read $5-my mouth said sold!
So, what did I do with it?
Painted it of course!
Unfortuantely, this baby wouldn't take spray paint!
AAHHHH! I was so ticked!
So-I went and picked up a sample can of Oyster White at Lowes and got to rolling.
After I waited like FOREVER to dry (it wasn't that long, just longer than spraying)
I sanded and glazed.
Then...I added the wow factor.

Seriously-the easiest thing, yet a HUGE impact!
Last week I was introduced to Home Fabrics.
This is the most fabulous fabric store here in Utah. If you are a local gal-go and check it out-on 72nd south.
They have nice, fabulous, beautiful fabric for $5.99 a yard!
Want to see fabulous pics of my outing with my new BBF Shelley-click here!
When you go there-ask for Kat and tell her Tausha sent you.
You will so not be dissapointed!

Back on track: The fabulous paisley fabric is from Home Fabric.
Seriously people-it is YUMMY!
Now I realize that this is not the greatest pic ever.
Sorry-It's rainy and not a great pic day and I had to use the flash.
Still Love Me?

Isn't she pretty?
Yes-I do love her! She turned out better than I even hoped!

Seriously..look at the fabric!!
Very Ballard Designs!
Only $5.99 a yard!
Did I mention that you should all go there?

I also did some monograms.
I made a bunch of different kinds.
Wood, fabric, quilted, buttons.painted
You get the point.
I thought I would show you how to do a quilted one.
You know, up close and personal.
With a sassy tutorial and everything.
Yep-I am so AWESOME!

First, get a letter. I realize that my last name does not start with a V-but I picked it up for 50 cents at the thrift store. You also need some batting and fabulous fabric.
(whether you pick it up at Home Fabrics is totally up to you)

Chocolate is optional, but highly recomended!

Trace your letter on the batting. Cut it out and then glue.
I did a couple layers because I wanted it to be more puffy.
Everything is better puffy right?
(thats what I tell myself every day! :)

Next trace your letter onto the fabric.
Cut about 2 to 3" inches wider than the outline.
Don't DO this!

Ok-If you have a shape like the V-a letter with an opening in the middle-cut a slit in the fabric so you can pull it over to cover the sides.

K-now comes the fun part!
Pull and glue people. Pull and glue!

It works best if you do it like you are wrapping a present.
Start with the edges first and pull taught. Make sure you pull it taught-going from corner to corner-that way you will get as tight as you need it.

You will have to do some trimming and tucking when you are finished-just so it looks pretty from the sides.
When you get it all tucked and glued it will look like this!

Cute huh? (sorry you have to turn your head. Stupid Blogger!)
This would be darling next to some old books and a lamp.
A little vingette on a side table.
Super Cute!

I also did this one as well.
Vinyl: Wonderfully Wordy (she is running a special-so get and get it NOW!)
I'll wait!
Isn't it so cute?
I found an old frame-painted it white, sanded it up and glazed it with some chocolate glaze.
I applied the H directly to the glass of the frame.
I finished it by using some more of the yummy HOME FABRIC-Fabric-glued to the back!
I love it!
The frame is quite large so it is a great statement piece!

K-I will post the link this afternoon.
Come back if you want to watch.
You should want to watch cause I will have all kinds of fun ideas.
Just watch cause it will make me feel better. K?
I'm off to figure out what I am going to wear!

Happy Tuesday!!



  1. Those all turned out fabulous! I especially love the H- it's great!

    Thanks for posting to Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family! Don't forget to check out the other posts and find some new craft projects!

  2. "Pull and glue people!" Ha, ha, that was my favorite part. I love puffy, too :)

  3. good luck tomorrow, you'll be great!

  4. So cute. I actually have a book shelf that looks exactly like that and I was thinking something needs to be done to it! Excited to see you tomorrow!

    SO great!

    I can't wait to see everything else on the segment!
    You'll do amazing... you always do!

  6. These turned out so great! You are so crafty!!

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  7. I'm having a link party today (Tuesday) and would love to have you join in!

  8. Can't wait to watch Studio 5 today. Love the fabric covered letter. I think I might have to try it. Thanks for your darling ideas.
    Good luck on the show.

  9. This is so cute. I am loving monograms lately.

    I would love it if you joined my "Saturday is Crafty Day" party on April 24th! Stop by my blog for details.

  10. Fab-u-lous! love these ideas. I've added you to my favorite places at my blog. Wishing you happiness, Katherine

  11. LOVE that monogram!!! Everything looks fab-u-lous!! :)

    I'm hosting a little blog party tomorrow...hope you might stop by. :)

  12. I love both of these! I never thought to cover letters with batting and fabric but that turned out great. I think mine would be hard though ~ it's a "P" for our last name. Love the vinyl you did on the frame. That's a great font!

  13. Newest follower. WOW! Love your blog.

  14. In love with the H frame. So great!


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