We purchased a sectional and it came with an ottoman and we love it. It is very brown so I will be doing some upcoming posts on how to tone that color down, but in the meanwhile, I knew I needed an ottoman tray to hold books and our beverages etc.
I was at Hobby Lobby of course and was searching for paper but decided to shop my home instead before buying anything since I love paper and knew I had some already.
So at home, I found this paper and was instantly excited. It is from Paper Source when I lived in Boston and it is therefore over 10 years old but I had it still in the wrapper and ready to go. Originally, I made journals for me and my fiance (husband). The print looked regal and manly so I chose it for him for that reason. I think it is a Japanese rice paper of sorts.
Well, as you can see, I had an oblong shape but it was not the shape I needed so I hoped that it would work. After a bit of thinking and some cutting, I realized I would have enough but I had to use the gray canvas material for the border. I originally used the canvas for the spine of the journals I made.
I stuck it to poster board with the Elmer's adhesive spray glue. I also made it into the shape I needed- a rectangle. The current border is like a burlap cushion-y material that you would use a push pin to stick items into. It was a shadow box that was missing the glass so I got it for like 15 bucks! Score- it is sturdy and I knew it would serve my purpose- get it?
I also added drawer handles to the sides and added some of my books that I read while having my morning Joe.
Have you made anything using things you had around your house lately? If so, what is it? How did it turn out? I would love to know.
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