Once again here is a tutorial that I'm doing but I'm pretty sure you all know how to do it.
I have been staring at this monstrosity for a couple days now and wanted to just get rid of it. My DH wanted to keep it so I decided to make it look A LOT better. Here is the before and after pictures. I can't wait to put it up now.
The scrapbook paper I used.
The supplies. Basically.
Before I did any painting I taped off the spots that I didn't want to get paint on. That would be the metal parts.
Next I painted the sides and part of the front. Since I am putting paper over the top I didn't need to paint that part. Just enough to cover the parts that aren't papered.
The backside doesn't really need the paint either so I did the same kind of thing. I used two coats of black acrylic paint.
Next I measured and cut out the paper to the right size. I only had to use one 12x12" paper. The dimensions were 6 inches across so I only had to cut the paper in half and I could use whatever I needed.
So, I put a nice layer of Mod Podge on the wood and laid the paper over it. I smoothed the paper out so that there weren't any bubbles. (Somehow I still got bubbles though. You just cut a slight slit into the bubble and smooth out.)
After you let that dry for a couple minutes then you put a nice layer over the top of the paper. I did this twice. You can do however many coats you want.
The finished product after it dried. Way cuter than what I started with. I'm still thinking it needs some more work though. I think I will probably add some cute ribbon around the key hooks.
What do you think I should add?