When you’re cruising along at 45 mph and see this on the side of the road for–gasp!–$35, YOU MUST bust a “u-ee” and scoop it up–quick!!
- A book shelf in good condition.
- Paper (scrapbooking, newsprint, pictures, even fabric!) Have extra on-hand for mistakes.
- Mod Podge glue (found at the craft store). See Mod Podge Rocks for info and tutorials.
- Paint brush or sponge.
- A paper cutter or scissors.
- A brayer (a roller for smoothing out material after Mod Podged).
|Mod Podge in glossy finish, with brayer for smoothing|
What To Do:
- Lay out your paper or material you’ll be using to Mod Podge. Cut all the pieces you’ll need. TIP: If you’re using light/thin colored material, you can slighly overlap its sides. For thicker material, you’ll want to cut it exactly to reduce bulk.
- Paint all parts of the book shelf, leaving the areas that will be Mod Podged free of paint.
- Mod Podge the shelf–NOT the paper (otherwise, if you’re using paper, it will get soggy before applying).
- Apply paper/material and use the brayer to roll out bubbles. Don’t expect perfection if it’s your first time!
|Hide smaller strips in inconspicuous places where the seams won’t be as noticeable, such as where the shelf will cover it.|
- Apply a final coat of Mod Podge to the top layer of the paper/material. Don’t worry that it’s milky; it will dry clear! This will lock out moisture and wetness and preserve the material.
- Ta-da! A cool addition to your decor, for super cheap.
My Reading Room
It’s Sherwin Williams “Window Pane” and is to die for! Feels so fresh…………..
|Sherwin Williams “Window Pane”|