Sunday, September 11, 2011

{3} Mini Projects

I managed to complete {3} mini projects this past week and thought I'd share them with you...

{1} Kitchen Sink Burlap & Canvas Curtain:

I love the look of a skirted sink so I decided to make one for mine out of burlap and canvas.

{2} Storage Box Makeover:

I found these storage boxes at a bargain shop...the size and shape of the boxes were perfect, however, the color choices were not so good. 

However, for the price, I thought I could transform them into something I would use. 

First, I gave them a coat of primer. 

I discovered that the metal handles could be removed, so I did just that and gave them a couple of coats of rubbed oil bronze paint.  I then painted each box a "green/gray" color.  Once dry, I re-attached the metal handles.  I thought canvas liners would look cute, so I made a pattern by tracing the bottom and sides of the box onto paper.  I added 1/4 inch to all the pattern pieces and for the four sides I added 1 1/2" to only the tops.  This allows for the top edge to be hemmed and to fold over the top of the box.  

I cut my patterns from canvas.   First, stitch the end pieces to the bottom

and then the sides to the bottom. 

Now, sew each corner to form the liner.  Once all four corners are stitched, fold the top edge down approximately 1/2 inch and sew in place.

Here are the finished storage boxes...

{3} Canvas Cushion with Painted Stripes

I built this bench from an Ana White plan last year.  It is actually called a "spa bench", but the size was perfect for the size of my entryway.  I decided it needed a cushion, so I made one out guessed it...canvas. 

I cut my canvas to the size of my bench adding about a 1/2 inch to each side for the seam allowance. 
I made piping out of dark brown fabric and pinned it to the canvas "sandwiching" it between the top and bottom canvas pieces. 

After sewing it together, I decided to add large stripes to just the top of the cushion. 

I used masking tape to mark off the width of my stripes and then simply sponged paint to fill in the stripes. 

Once the stripes dried, I added "fill" to the canvas shell and now I have a cushion for my bench.

Thank you for stopping by...I hope you enjoyed your visit!  Have a great day!!



  1. great weekend projects!! especially love the stripes on your bench cushion.
    cheryl xox.

  2. Wow you've been at work! These are so cute! What a difference a little bit a creativity makes in a space! I love them!

  3. I Love them all!! Thanks for sharing, and inspiring me too!!


  4. Wow I love all these projects - they all look really great!

    Please feel free to link up your mini projects to my Make Yourself Monday Blog Hop! I'd love to have you!! :o)

    For Love of Cupcakes

  5. Love your projects! The curtain under your sink is especially divine!
    Blessings, Audrey

  6. These are all such cute projects! I particularly love the kitchen sink curtain! I would love for you to share at my party!

  7. great job, i wish i could sew like you! i'm still pretty new to it. thanks for sharing this at my party!

  8. Wonderful projects, I love the sink skirt!

  9. Your projects are wonderful! My fave is the sink skirt!

  10. Beautiful projects dear ... specially I love the storage boxes... they look great with such beautiful decor...
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