Friday, January 28, 2011

Paper Chase.

Gentle Readers,
I don't know what's going on here at the LC but I've been bitten by the crafting bug lately.  Well, not exactly crafting but prettying things up.  Getting after unfinished bits and doing them up.  Anyway, several years ago hubby made me this little cabinet for the bathroom using an old window that was found in the cellar.
Before we go any further with this exercise, let me state for the record that this bathroom is in no way, shape, or form, finished.
The cabinet sadly needs help on the inside.  As soon as hubby put it up, I filled it with all manner of junk things and it remained like that until today.
I thought about lining the back of the cabinet with some pretty wallpaper.  Sadly, there is no pretty wallpaper available anywhere in this neck of the woods unless you order it.  I'm all about being cheap frugal, so I had to come up with something else.

 Scrapbook paper!  I don't do scrapbooking but I really like some of the papers so I collect it like I do fabric.  I have no idea what I'm going to do with the paper when I buy it but I just can't seem to pass it up.
 I think these may be a bit busy for my project.
Voila!
The finished project. I had to piece the paper a bit.  Please excuse the glare. If you click on the picture the paper shows up much better. The letters are the first initials for three of us.  Number 4  kept hers in her room. Hubby arranged the letters just so.  I am not encouraging hallucinogenic drugs in any way.

Do you see the print in the lower right hand corner?  My husband likes it so he printed a copy off  the internet, framed it, and put it in the bathroom.  It is entitled A Young Man Beside the Sea - A study.  The artist is Hippolyte Flandrin.  I prefer to call it The Husband Just Realized He Ran Out of Toilet Paper.

13 comments:

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Deb, it must be a laugh riot at your house. I love your sense of humor! I think that cabinet looks quite lovely and you could always put a roll of TP in front of said painting as a gentle reminder.

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Ha! I'm laughing about the print title!

And I do like what you've done with that cupboard ... it's very clever. You must be very satisfied with it.

What a crafty pair you two make!

Becky said...

hahahahahahahhaha chokechokechoke cracked up again

An Urban Cottage said...

When I first saw the LSD I thought, does she know what that means?

You did a great job. It looks awesome.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

This is fabulous, I love it! Scrap booking paper is the best :)
XO

Neil and Susan said...

What a beautiful cabinet. It has so much charm and personality. Hope you are staying out of the snow! Susan :)

Linda said...

This turned out great! Your title for the print is SO funny!
PS~ that pie on your last post looks SO, SO GOOD...

Trollringen said...

I've looked at your cainet so many times now, without knowing what to write. Every time I start to giggle, and it's not fair, really, it's beautiful. You're a very creative couple... in different ways :)
I found 3 old window frames in the woods (!) last summer. I took them home, but haven't been able to use them for anything yet...

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

The cupboard is so cool! I like what you've done with the paper (and I wouldn't even caught on to the letters spelling that out if you hadn't mentioned it... ha ha ha!).

candyn said...

I love this window cabinet! Scrapbook paper is perfect for this project. I don't scrapbook either, but find the papers handy for random things. I laughed when I saw the LSD initials. I too was wondering - Does she realize? Until I read the post and laughed again. Love the picture too. How funny!

Stephanie Berry said...

Funny post. Love your little cabinet.

L said...

I should take my letter and get you out of trouble.

Rural Revival said...

Great cabinet, I love it and oh, you're funny!