It was very sturdy and well-made, but wasn't jiving as well as I thought it would with the rest of our space. So I decided to tweak it a bit...with the help of some old magazines, Mod Podge, and my trusty printer. I looked through a few of the mags until I found an image that I liked, and that would work with the color scheme. I copied it onto regular printer paper, and was stoked when it came out looking exactly like the original ad- yellowing and all! I cut it out into two sections, and put a layer of MP onto the wood where I wanted the first section. I layed the ad on top, and went over it with my brush full of MP one time, trying to get minimum bubbles. It turned out like this:
|I love this little guy!|
|The bottom part of the ad...|
It was almost what I wanted, except that I only had glossy MP, and the wood was matte...so you could see where the glue dried. I gave it one finally coat of MP on the rest of the wood, and it was good to go!
A fun, quick and easy project that is functional and now vintage style-y! Plus, I love that it came with a jar to put flowers in...the girls are always bringing me flowers from outside (LOVE!!!), so now they have a home. What projects have you done lately?