Wednesday, July 24, 2013

DIY craft project

DIY projects are not my forte, but I took a chance at it and stepped out of my comfort zone and thought I would give it a whirl.  I found this wood holder at my local goodwill and decided that I would try to paint it up and make it presentable.  Initially I thought I would use chalkboard paint on it, but was unsure of how the final project would come out.  I decided to use my basic acrylic paints and dazzle this up a bit.  Because this is my first project, I am sure I could have done this a ton of different ways, but I used what I had.  If I had to do it again, I think I would use spray paint next time.  Anyway, here it is, both before and after.  What do you think?

As you can see, it was initially a little dusty, and it was a horrible brown wood from the 80's, but I think it came out pretty good.  I placed it on my Expedit cube from IKEA and now it looks like it has been there all along.  $3.99 and now I have a perfect storage stand for my Stampin Up ink pads.  I think this will help me to use what I have since they are easily available and accessible. 

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