Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Instead of Housecleaning!

Last Sunday, instead of vacuuming and mopping some very dirty floors, I spiffed up my cabinet shelves. I had previously used parchement paper strips accordian folded and cut with edging scissors. I had then used a small hold punch to add the eyelet look. I think I got the idea from Martha Stewart. I did it a number of years ago. Since I recently bought a couple of edge punches, I thought I would re-do the shelf edging. It had been starting to fall off. I discovered that parchement paper doesn't work in the punches.
I ended up just using plain printer paper. I used double-sided tape to attach the strips. I had to splice, but it doesn't really show since I matched the cutout design.
I am pleased with the outcome. Now I need to do something about that curling shelf paper! I bet some double-sided tape could fix that too!
Y'all come back,


  1. I love that idea. Last week I bought some parchment paper to make shelf edgings. I might go with the computer paper instead. Mimi

  2. Very pretty. Double sided tape and duct tape can fix ANYTHING!

  3. I love it! I am a tad lazy, in the past, I bought edging that looked like paper or fabric, but was plastic! Easy peasy!

  4. Ah ~ paper and tape. No better two tools created,except for glue and rubber cement. I love that idea. Thanks for sharing ~ I've printed this out and put in my stolen idea book. I just found your blog a few weeks ago and I really enjoy our visits.

    The Library Lady

    "Take surprise and delight in the little things"

  5. You clever girl, you! I use to have some of the same glasses you do! All broken! :(

    Have a wonderful day Lorilee!


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