UPcycled spice rack

It all started with a scalloped spice shelf I found at a rummage sale.

P1190117Try to visualize JUST the part shown above with the scalloped edges by itself and turned upside down from how it is.  Looked to be some sort of make-do spice rack, but I had BIGGER plans for it.

P1190113I envisioned it as the top of a petite step-back cupboard.  And thanks to Michael’s help . . . here it is!


P1190114He built the base for me, we attached the two and painted a soft putty color.  (my new favorite color, in case you hadn’t noticed!)

P1190115Added this little carved wood applique at the bottom.

P1190118Simple, cottage chic style.

P1190108In the process of figuring out ‘just the right size’ of a base to fit with that scalloped top, we ended up with a couple of extra base units.  So I just painted them up as little shelves.  This is two of them, stacked.

P1190107Painted the same putty color as the step-back; with different wood appliques along the base kick plate; and a stamped design on the backing.

P1190103Base of the larger one.

P1190105Base of the larger one.

P1190102And a better look at the stamped design on the backing.  I always (ALWAYS!!) build shelves withOUT the backing attached.  SO much easier to paint that way.  AND easy peasey to add a decorative element like this TO the backing.  I just used a foam stamp from the craft store and stamped away.  Once dry, I attached it to my shelf.

P1190703The step-back has bone to Stars; $84.00.  The two shelves will be headed there soon.

Another scalloped edge table

Remember THIS  table:

I really LOVE the scalloped edges!  Makes for such a unique style.  Decided to make another one last week.

I think I picked up this base at the thrift store YEARS ago; and it was unfinished.  I painted it black last summer, but just could not decide how to ‘top it’.  Michael scrounged through his piles of wood and found a round top for me.  Then I had him hunt down another round piece just slightly smaller than the first one for the foundation to attach the scallops to. 

See the above link for the ‘pink parfait table’ for the complete how to’s on the scallops.  They are individually cut, freehand and individually ‘carved’ with a belt sander!  A little laborious, but SO worth it for the final result!

I would love to find more table bases to make more of this style!

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