Adding a view to my kitchen

February 11th, 2011 in member junk     
Smere Smere, member
7 users recommend

These were originally frames for screen windows for our house but they were the outdated kind that you have to add a piece of trim to hold the screen in place. Rather than have all of them sit in th e basement forever I revamped them to add interest to our kitchen. I added thin mdf and cork to the frames because I was originally hoping to use them as bulletin board but I realized after the fact that  the cork I bought was too thin for push pins. Instead I'm more pleased with them after adding grossgrain and silk ribbon to mke staggered french memo boards. I think it looks a little reminiscent of a garden trellis with sprouting art. I screwed in the corbels I found at the Elkhorn flea market from the back and attached metal brackets to the studs on the top and bottom of the frames to support the weight of the shelf I set atop the corbels. The board I used came from old bdroom closet that I updated, no cutting involved it was th perfect width! I can't wait til my son has drawings to post. You can see some of my treasures on display.. the platter I added an m cubed to, my old refrigerator basket that holds napkins, the scale I found at savers and my tea container.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, cottage, eclectic, organizer, white, picture holder, kitchen, shelf, traditional, window frames, display, corbels, french memo board

Comments (3)

Smere writes: Thank you both for your comments. I found the corbels for a steal at only $20 per pair! Posted: 10:00 pm on February 22nd
junkermidge writes: Great looking display! Very clever use of those old screens. And those corbels are gorgeous.
Midge Posted: 1:29 pm on February 15th
CottageElements writes: Looks like you are very organized! What a great way to keep all your papers and notes available for easy access! Thanks for sharing your project!

Lani Posted: 7:45 pm on February 12th
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