So I am finally getting around to sharing a little DIY that I did about a month ago. I first saw something like it at Shanty 2 Chic. I knew right away that I wanted to make something like it. I am not normally all that crafty. I scrapbook...and that's about it. However, I'm trying to convince my hubby that I should be a stay at home mom once we have kids, so I am "attempting" to be more crafty/creative. Please forgive the terrible pictures to come...I had to use my
crappy point and shoot.
I bought a 2 x 6 piece of wood from Lowe's. Everything else came from Hobby Lobby.
2x6 board, cut into 6-8 inch pieces (depending on the size you want)
Spray paint color of your choice
Finial if desired
Decorations if desired
These are my decorative pieces.
Here is my platform and the candlesticks and finials.
The platform was 50 cents and the bags were less than $2.
Modge Podge, wood stain, and spray paint!
(I only used the wood stain on the white one, since it wouldn't show up on the darker ones.)
So I forgot to take pictures at first. Oops. Bare with me.
The first thing you need to do is cut your wood down into pieces. Mine were about 7 inches...done by the hubby. Thanks, hubby! Then I used gorilla glue to glue one of the wooden candlesticks to the platform, then the candlestick to the wood piece. I let this dry for a couple hours. When I was sure that it was glued together, I spray painted the whole thing. I chose black to match our bedroom. The next step is to sand the edges, if desired. This gives them a "distressed" look. I like it.
The next step is to apply a light layer of Mod Podge to the front. Cut your scrapbook paper to fit and place it on top. Then apply another light layer of Mod Podge. Be careful when doing this or it'll have bubbles.
I chose to layer another piece of scrapbook paper on top, the same way as the previous one.
Now it's time to add any decorations that you want.
I spray painted a mini clothespin (from Hobby Lobby) and glued it to the front. I then added a gold M for our last name (also from Hobby Lobby) and glued it to the front. I spray painted my finial and glued it to the top.
It was missing a little something so I added gold sequins where I thought they looked good.
The finished product. : ) I love it. It is proudly displayed in our bedroom right now.
I decided to make two for my best friend, who just had a baby boy. She decided to do white and brown for his nursery, with accents of blue. They turned out SO cute, but I forgot to take pictures of the finished products. I am a terrible tutorialist, I know. Oh, that's not a word? Oh well.
One of them...I added a clothespin to it for her to hang a picture.
The other one. I spray painted two Fleur-de-lis in white and blue and glued them onto the front.
What do y'all think? It sounds more complicated than it was...promise! Really it was just paint and glue!
Second thing for the day:
CSN has contacted me to do another giveaway. I can't decide. I definitely want to do a giveaway for reaching 400 followers, but I was thinking something new. What do y'all think? Would y'all want a CSN gift card/code? Let me know! : )
PS: Go ask me some questions...then I'll do a
horrible vlog. I've gotten some very interesting ones so far!
Edit: linking up here!
And here with TT&J!