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Friday, June 8, 2012

Damask Countertop Redo


I am always looking for ways to improve my craft studio, and last month I decided to cover the long counter in oilcloth. I found the black and white damask remnant for $2.50 and grabbed that baby up, because I knew it was perfect for my space.


Ooh aah!

My room has lots of black and white prints and book page covered storage boxes, plus several covered in black and white damask print tissue paper. With lots of turquoise and red pops of color, this room makes me happy everyday. I'm so lucky to have this space!


The Welding Man and Insanely Creative Christy built the counters and shelves for me. This is a ten foot long counter and perfect for craft storage and projects. I used yardsticks on the edge of one shelf and like it so much I'm going to put them all around the rest of the shelves, too.



And we scored big time when we found this shelving for $2 each at the Habitat store. We bought everything they had in stock! I used double stick carpet tape on the edges to hold the oil cloth in place. This is strong and sticky stuff.


Once the tape was in place I laid the oil cloth down and smoothed it over the edge. This went so fast and was so easy.





It looks good, it goes with my whole design mix in here and it cost less than $3!! That's a win win. The oil cloth wipes clean with a damp cloth and since it is not permanently fixed, I can use it later for a cute black and white tote bag if I want.


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5 comments:

  1. That really turned out great!!

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  2. What a great craft space! I am so jealous :)

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  3. You realy made the best of things :)
    I would like to have that room sooo much. But hardly. My apartment is only 40m2 :(

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  4. Ilove the lighting ! what kind of bulb do you use ?(light temperature ie, ___K , soft white? day light? etc)

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  5. I run a countertop website - www.CountertopResource.com, so I am always interested by the choices people make for their work surfaces. I really like how yours turned out. I have to admit, though, I don't know much about oil cloth. Does it stain? Also, do you get in situations where the material moves while you are trying to do delicate work on it? Would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for sharing...

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