I certainly mentioned it already on this blog: I am not the most organized person. I have so much stuff lying around all the time, that it is sometimes hard to find something when I need it. Especially old newspapers and magazines (which to me are like inspiration) tend to pile up until the mess gets so out of control that I have to throw everything out.
To prevent this from happening in the future, I decided to make a new rack that’s big enough for everything I am working on at the moment. And the best thing: it is made out of oilcloth AND adhesive foil!
What you need
- oilcloth, of course (I used Small Big Flower aloe vera for the outside, and Small Big Flower jamaica for the inner lining)
- cotton border in a corresponding colour
- piece of cardboard
- scraps of timber
- Cabane Playa adhesive foil
- sewing machine
- hammer & nails
- Sew a rectangular “bag” out of the oilcloth. To make sure it will be firm enough to hold the weight of the dozens of magazines you are going to put in, I advise you to sew a double layer – plus, having the ability to use 2 different designs is always more fun :-). I also sewed a piece of thick cardboard in the bottom, to make sure the bag will hold its shape.
- Your bag should have two openings at the top, wide enough for your timber (as seen in the picture to the right).
- Saw 6 pieces of timber. 2 should be a bit longer than the width of the bag part you just made, the other 4 have to be just over the height of it. Not the clearest explanation, but the photos speak for themselves.
- Cover the pieces of timber in adhesive foil. This gives you the look of old, worn wood, without it being actually old and almost falling apart!
- Dig up your best carpenting skills and assemble the rack.
- Be proud of the fact that you have just proven that you are not only good at sewing, but also at using saw and hammer ;-).