Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pie safe without the pies

We were given a beautiful hand crafted pie safe. This isn't just any pie safe. A very special family member makes them so we feel honored to receive this amazing piece. It will be in our home for years to come.

There is no room for it in my tiny kitchen or dinning room but I welcomed the storage no matter where its home was going to be. Who says a pie safe has to live in those two rooms anyway! So in the guest room it went. The closet is packed to the brim in that room. I have decorative items and my nieces toys that needed a place to live, so that pie safe filled up fast.

As you can see it is unfinished. I have been thinking about how I want to finish it. It is far to beautiful to be covered in paint so I think I will be staining it. I just don't know what color yet. In the mean time I wanted to get the holes covered to hide the items inside. I know that a pierced-tin panel is the distinguishing feature of a pie safe but that look really isn't for me, especially on a pie safe in a bedroom. I liked the idea of wire but it would not hide the items inside. My next thought was fabric. So off to the store I went purchasing some printed fabric. I attached it to the back with my staple gun. 200 staples later...I hated it. The color and print choice was not doing anything for the room.

Plan B. I liked the fabric idea but not the one I chose. I also wanted to be able to change the fabric out if I redecorate the room. This meant that I couldn't staple it in place. There was no way I would pull that many staples out again!

I loved this navy and white print I found. I decided to cut 4 cardboard squares to fit the holes. I ironed and cut the fabric 1 inc larger than my cardboard square.

I wrapped the fabric around the square and hot glued it into place.

The cardboard squares fit so snug in the holes that I did not need to secure them with anything. I can easily push them out to change the fabric when I decide to do so. If you look closely you can see all the staple holes from the first failure.

This fabric matches so much better than my first choice and it doesn't compete with the bedding. I love the way it turned out! Lets look at a few more pictures shall we? 


Such a cute hinge!

Now I am off to figure out what color of stain I want along with finalizing our flooring and getting ready to add drywall to our garage. Phew, so much to do! Hope you have a great day!
Stay Humble



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