I’ve been eager to play around with large rubber bands lately, so this display cabinet project from Krisztina Wein could not have landed in my lap at a better time. Using a long, thin rubber band, Krisztina cleverly modified the open cubby portion of the cabinet with an easily moveable and extremely eye-catching banded screen. The stitching looks lovely from the side and adds such wonderful dimension and character to this little piece. I love the subdued two-tone palette and the pretty embroidery-inspired painted pattern up the front, as well; the little handcrafted details really make this piece stand out. Nice work, Krisztina! — Kate
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Time: 5–6 hours
Basic Steps: I removed the glass from the front, and I painted the piece grey. After the paint dried, I painted the sides white and drilled holes for the flexible rubber band. Next, I laced the rubber band back and forth through the holes, creating the screen in front. When that was finished, I painted on the design, which is an original Hungarian style, called “Kalocsai.” My advice is to use the rubber band’s colour for the paint so it’s a unified look. You could also use buttons to fix the band’s end. Lastly, don’t strain the band too much so that it’s fairly easy to put things in and out. Good luck! — Krisztina