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Things As Lovely As My Sisters 2

My stalwart sisters have been at it again.  Cruising around the web finding the coolest of the cool ideas to share.

Phebe spotted this bookcase made out of a dresser via Deco Love.

Dresser into BookcaseI’m afraid I can’t find the original source or a “how to” so this will just have to serve as inspiration.

 OK this two tone dresser is incredibly cool.  I’m chomping at the bit to try to make my own version of it.  If I ever get any free time to work on furniture again………Two Tone Dresser

(clicking on the pic will take you to a commerce website called Haute Look which you have to join to peruse)

I’ve been a fan of My Repurposed Life for a while but somehow missed this brilliant transformation of a crib into a toy box/bench: RepurposedCribToyBoxBench

And Paula came across one of my favorite projects courtesy very funny and very talented KariAnne at Thistlewood Farm (seriously, if you don’t read this blog your really missing out).Recipe Wall

Actually, this is the project that inspired me to make a tiny version for my recent Mod Podge Rocks project.Easy Retro Shadow Box DIY

And finally, I think Phebe is trying to tell me something with her last find of the week:Relax

And truly it isn’t a bad idea.  I thought these first couple of months of the year would be slow but I’ve been running around trying to catch up, get new stuff up on Etsy and  finish several custom jobs……and, of course, the Pantry re-do.  The definition of Good Problems!  I’ll share all of them with you later.

Happy Wednesday!

About cheltenhamroad

I’ve been surrounded by amazingly creative people my whole life. My mom can, and does, make anything. The family has on occasion speculated that she just whipped up my dad one day when she discovered some left over fabric and stuffing. My three sisters have mad skills ranging from needlework to cooking to out and out ART. My father’s desk when I was growing up had a model train set going around it, oh, and he made that desk-from scratch. I’m the youngest and, as you can imagine, it’s a hard series of acts to follow. Truth be told, I’ve spent many, many years suppressing the creative instincts I learned at home. But I realized (rather late in life) that few things bring me more joy than making and creating. For the longest time when I went to stores I didn’t think, “I want that” I thought, “I can make that.” And, with a deep breath and a leap, I’ve started on a very new, kinda scary path. I’ve given up my steady, dependable (dull!) corporate life to spend my days happily humming away in my garage designing, creating, painting, decoupaging and sawing and, since this blog will be an honest take on things, there is also a fair amount of tripping, spilling and swearing. Through this blog I hope to share with you the struggles and (hopefully) triumphs of a very non-businessy business person. I also hope to make this blog a resource for people who like to work with their hands and who are, like me, always looking at things and thinking “I could make that!” I’ve lived many places since I left Cheltenham Road; I currently live in Los Angeles California. So, with this preamble- Welcome to Cheltenham Road! Please come on over and make yourself comfortable – the place is always open.

3 responses »

  1. great features! I love that book case! Thanks so much for including my toy box bench! 🙂

  2. Great inspiration pictures! I’ve always liked Karianne’s plate rack! And I like your version too!

  3. Hi David,

    I nominated you for a Liebster Award. I know you have more than 200 followers, but I like your blog and you deserve a bit of fame and glory:-)



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