Decoupaged Gold and White Flatware Box

Good morning! Are you ready for summer? Do you have projects lined up to work on or are you just taking time to relax? I hope I can do a little of both. I want to thank all of you for showing up each time I post. I really appreciate all of my readers! I know I have been a little hit and miss lately, and I thought summer would be better, but it doesn’t look like it will be. Anyways, thanks for hanging out with me when you can!

I have had this project set aside for awhile and just couldn’t quite figure out how it was all going to work. Even now, I’m not completely satisfied, but it didn’t turn out too bad.

God and White Flatware Box Title

I received gold flatware for Christmas, so I needed place to store it. I had picked up the box at yard sale awhile back and knew it could be perfect. I had some gold polka-dot napkins I had picked up at the .99 Cent Store, some white paint, pretty fabric and some dowels I already had.

wooden box makeover flatware storagewooden box makeover supplies

I painted the box first. I chose white, of course. I gave it several coats of paint. I decided to try to decoupage the top. I had some white and gold polka-dot napkins and I figured they would go well with the gold flatware. I hadn’t decoupaged before, so my first attempt didn’t go so well. You can see how wrinkly it is. I ended up sanding this off and trying again. The second time, I let the Mod Podge set for a couple of minutes before laying down the napkin, and that worked much better.

wooden box gold and white dots mod podgewooden box gold dot napkin decoupage

After the paint dried, it was time to glue the fabric into the bottom of the box. I measured it out by setting the box on top of the fabric and tracing it out a little larger. I knew I wanted to fold over the fabric to make a clean edge, so I added a little extra fabric.

wooden box white paint flatware

Once I had the right measurements, I ironed down the edges to make them flat. I had some spray glue, but I think any glue would work. I would brush it on if I used tacky glue. I sprayed the glue onto the bottom of the box and carefully laid the fabric on top of it.

wooden box coral fabric spray glue

Once the fabric was in, it was time to add the dividers. I used some dowel I had and cut it into 4 pieces which fit snugly inside the box. I put some glue on the ends of the dowels and then placed them where I wanted them to go.

wooden box makeover flatware

I forgot! I also added some sparkly chipboard letters to the top of the box! I thought ‘SPARKLE’ was appropriate!

wooden box makeover white and gold sparkle

I’m so glad to finally have a special place to store my flatware!

wooden box sparkle flatware box

wooden box makeover gold flatware sparkle

 

wooden box sparkle decoupage gold and white

It’s even pretty enough to leave out!

wooden box makeover gold flatware gold straws

Thanks again for coming by today! I will keep on plugging along over here and hope you join in with me!

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Candlestick Plus Newspaper Equals Awesome!

Hello everyone!  I am reposting this awesome project from June of 2015.  I love how it turned out and love having these as decoration in my apartment.  So, here is my tutorial on how to decorate a wooden candlestick with decoupage and newspaper.

Mom was cleaning her room and found this candlestick.  Now, I have the same candlestick in my bedroom.  I covered it in newspaper by means of decoupage and love how it looks.  So, I decided to do the same thing for this candlestick.  And here is what I used.

candlestick

I had a newspaper that my roommates and I got for free, mod poge from Michaels, sponge brushes, a small bowl to put the mod poge in, paper towels, and tv shows to watch as I was decoupaging.

supplies

I tore the newspaper into small pieces to make it easier to decoupage onto the candlestick.  I then got the sponge brush damp with the mod poge and lightly coated it over the piece of newspaper.  Because newspaper is thin, it doesn’t require that much mod poge to make it stick to the candlestick.  I used only pieces with words on them because I was afraid of the color from pictures bleeding through.

candlestick 1

Almost Done!

So after two nights of mod poging, approximately 4 hours of work, the candlestick was complete!

candlestick 3

candlestick 4

candlestick 5

Currently it is sitting on my Salvation Table, which you can seehere, along with some of mom’s decorations.  I might be taking this to my apartment to decorate in the living room area.  I like the look of the newspaper, something that could be modern or vintage looking.  This project was fun and something that I know I will be doing more of this summer!

sparkle

Paint Plus Decoupage Equals Awesome

Do you ever have something that has been sitting on your porch or in your garage for a while?  Like, you bought it knowing full well that you were going to do something with it, but it’s been a while and you still haven’t done anything with it?

Yep…me too.

Table Before

So I’ve had this table sitting in the backyard since the blog has started (so a year and a half now).  Mom originally had the idea that she was going to use the table.  She painted it white and she was going to use the rope that I used on the nautical board (see it here) to cover the top.

Table During

But then it didn’t work out.  So I took it over and started by painting it with Rustoleum black spray paint.  It covered really nicely, so I am extremely happy.

There are a few crack in the top so I knew that it had be covered.  I bought some really pretty paper from Michaels that I wanted to use to decoupage.  I used modge podge to apply the paper to the table.

Paper

I then used an exacto knife to cut the edges of the paper to make the edges clean.  I had to modge podge the edges again to keep them stuck to the edge.

And here is how it turned out!

Table DoneTable Done 3Table Done 2

I love how it turned out. The modge podge worked well and I like how the black accents the black writing on the paper.  I can’t wait to add this in my house when I move out of my apartment!

sparkle

Decoupaged Candlestick

I am deeply sorry that I have not posted my dresser. Unfortunately, it has taken much longer to finish than I had intended.  So, I continue posting blogs about other things that I am working on.

Mom was cleaning her room and found this candlestick.  Now, I have the same candlestick in my bedroom.  I covered it in newspaper by means of decoupage and love how it looks.  So, I decided to do the same thing for this candlestick.  And here is what I used.

candlestick

I had a newspaper that my roommates and I got for free, mod poge from Michaels, sponge brushes, a small bowl to put the mod poge in, paper towels, and tv shows to watch as I was decoupaging.

supplies

I tore the newspaper into small pieces to make it easier to decoupage onto the candlestick.  I then got the sponge brush damp with the mod poge and lightly coated it over the piece of newspaper.  Because newspaper is thin, it doesn’t require that much mod poge to make it stick to the candlestick.  I used only pieces with words on them because I was afraid of the color from pictures bleeding through.

candlestick 1

Almost Done!

Almost Done!

So after two nights of mod poging, approximately 4 hours of work, the candlestick was complete!

candlestick 3

candlestick 4

candlestick 5

Currently it is sitting on my Salvation Table, which you can see here, along with some of mom’s decorations.  I might be taking this to my apartment to decorate in the living room area.  I like the look of the newspaper, something that could be modern or vintage looking.  This project was fun and something that I know I will be doing more of this summer!

sparkle