This is the drawer we keep our silverware in. With the drawers being white, I was noticing that they were getting pretty scratched up and dirty quickly. So i thought to line them with some fabric or paper. Did a quick search on the internet to see how others are doing this, and then took a quick inventory of what I had on hand. Mod podge? Check! Contact paper? Check! Andy Warhol paper?! Check!
First, I cleaned the drawer out. Then I measured the drawer and cut the paper to fit inside. I put a thin coat of mod podge down and laid the paper on top. I topped it with another coat of mod podge. It looks like this is where alot of other people stop. I think it would be fine for a dresser, but since this is getting alot of rougher traffic, I decided to put some contact paper on top to help protect the paper. I waited for the mod podge to dry and put the contact paper on top.
Put all my contents back in the drawer, and now I’m super happy when I open it up and see all these marilyn’s smiling at me!
This weekend I got two of these frames for 25 cents at a garage sale. I thought they would be perfect to take home and spraypaint and make a silhouette of milo. The original frames were brown; I spraypainted this one grey, added some colored paper behind it. I took a photo of milo, printed it out to size and traced it on top of this dark grey cardstock I had. I glued the face to the colored paper and then put a thin coat of mod podge over it. Now I need to figure out where to hang this….
(P.S. this photo shows our GROSS bedroom paint colors. light pink with a purpley-grey trim. Hoping to get the bedroom painted soon, then I’ll unveil it!)
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Since we got a new table, I figured we could use some coasters. I have seen ways to take scrapbook paper and adhere them to tiles and make coasters, but I did this using some instagram photos. I always print a bunch, and then I don’t really do anything with them because I can’t really find frames. This was so easy and I loved how it turned out!
I print my photos using scrapbookpictures.com, and while writing this post realized they closed this year. They printed 4×4 photos for about 12 cents a piece! Bummer. Good thing I had a stash of photos previously printed…
I went to Home Depot this morning and got some of these 4.25×4.25 ceramic tiles for 13 cents a piece. I adhered the photos to the tiles using mod podge, then used a sponge brush and brushed it over the top of the photo as well. I let it dry and did one more coat to make sure everything was good and sealed. I got a package of little felt pads for the bottoms for $3 and stuck these to the bottom of each one.
I think I could buy a little photo hook and put it on the back and use these tiles to display the photos on the wall. These would also make really great gifts! And they were so inexpensive, I could easily make more and swap them out as I take new photos!
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Tonight I gave some boring old binder clips new life by coating them in mod podge and laying down some fabric scraps. Instantly cuter office supplies!