Monday, January 4, 2010

Decoupaged Mail and Key Ring Holder Tutorial

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?




Cha Cha said...

I love this< i see things like this at the thrift store all the time and have never gotten one, but I think I will now. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tiffany said...

This looks great! Thanks for sharing, your blog is so cute!

Susanne said...

Do you want it to be girly? I think a big white gerber daisy would be great near one of the top corners. or something on the front of each metal part? I seriously need to start thrifting with you. Wanna go sometime??

Tierra said...

Thanks ladies. I do love your comments!
Susanne. I'm not sure Bryan would care for it, but then again, when does he ever? I was thinking about something on the metal part and maybe some small pieces of ribbon around the hooks. We shall see though.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Nice change! Love that it's so thrifty too! I agree, it needs a little something, but I'm not sure what. It looks masculine now. How about some sort of filigree sticker/rub on along the front the silver shelves? Just a thought....

Tierra said...

I am so loving the rub on idea! I'll have to see what I can find.

Lisa said...

looks awesome!!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Aren't you glad you didn't get rid of it? Loving it!!!
Living it up at Lakewood,

Lori said...

Very cute! What about putting a small label on each shelf? Or a number? It looks great!

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