Wednesday, October 13, 2010

DIY: shelf edging

I can hardly wait to give you the big reveal of the kitchen reno, but, as always, there are just a few more details that need to get done. In the meantime, here is a sneak peek of a sweet little DIY project in my pantry. In the past, I've usually had a little (or sometimes big) stash of vintage paper shelf edging. Somehow, I currently find myself without such a stash. I checked out etsy and ebay for some cute stuff, but didn't find anything that I fancied for this kitchen. With my recent surge in craftiness, I quickly decided to fashion something from materials I already had. Brown kraft paper to the rescue!
First, I measured the shelf edge, then cut a piece of kraft paper to that length.
Once I determined the amount of overhang that I wanted (in this case, 2"),
I cut three widths from my length.
(That's technical jargon:)
I cut the scallops freehand because that's how I roll,
but you could design and cut a template or use scallop scissors.
Or, you could design your very own edge!
Something even more exciting than a scallop-woo hoo!
To add just a bit of pattern, I used a simple rubber stamp along the middle of my strip.
Installed, I think it looks so simple and sweet.
It makes me happy.
Pantries make me happy.



5 comments:

  1. brown craft paper knows no limits (and neither does your creativity)! cuteness.

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  2. likin' how you roll too elbe:)

    and katie, you're cuteness.

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  3. So cute and cleaver! Way to go! I love pantrys also..

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