One night I was watching a movie upstairs in the media room with my hubby and I realized that I didn't have anywhere to put my popcorn and drink if I was sitting on the end. The search was on! First, I found some great scrapbook paper to Mod Podge onto a piece of furniture. I have never refinished furniture before so I didn't want to spend much money on the furniture. I stopped by every thrift store that I drove by for over a month until I finally found the perfect "canvas" for my art. I drove by a thrift store that I didn't know was even there, made a U-turn and ran in. I went to the back of the store and immediately found this little gem for $3.99. YUP... three dollars and ninety-nine cents!!! I couldn't believe it! I snatched it up and took it up to the check out. Sure it was a cheap piece of furniture with a little damage, but it was perfect! The only thing really wrong with it was a small warped spot on the top. No big deal.
Once the brown spray paint was dry, I took a fine grit sand paper and steel wool to distress the paint. To remove the paint that I used the crayon on, I just used the edge of a screw driver and gently scraped the paint all over. In those spots, the paint simply chipped off.
tutorials on Mod Podge Rocks blog. If you are new to Mod Podge, I would highly recommend watching.
And finally, it is dry.
It's the perfect size for the spot at the end. I LOVE it!
Isn't this scrapbook paper great?? I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and knew it would be perfect for our media room. After a year, we still don't have any art on the walls up there. There is more scrapbook paper in the pack, so I plan on Mod Podging it to canvas to hang on the wall. Here is a link to the see more of the paper on Tim Holtz's blog.