I am happy to announce that I have made it through the first round of competition at One Month To Win It! I want to thank everyone who voted, even if you didn't pick my project...thanks anyway. With the first round being over I am now free to share my project with you. Our challenge was to create something using images from The Graphics Fairy. The hard part here was picking which image to use, she has so many awesome ones. Of course I couldn't just pick one, so I used a whole bunch :).
I had a shelf that I picked up at Goodwill that was sitting in my garage so I decided to use all of her graphics to give this shelf a new look.
|after the first coat of paint|
Being a bad blogger, I forgot to take a before picture so......imagine this shelf in hunter green. It was very 1980's, but in good shape. I painted it using chalk paint in old white, waxed it & then distressed it. Next came the fun part! I carefully cut out the images that I printed from the Graphics Fairy website & attached them using Mod Podge. I also took two wood blocks that I had & painted numbers on them to make a perpetual calendar. For the bottom shelf I had a small basket that I cut in half & painted. I actually used milk paint on these (surprise - I used different paint). I made "in & out" labels for them so I can place mail in them and attached them to the shelf. Added a pad of post it notes & a pencil & it was done. Hopefully this will help keep me organized & get that pile off of my kitchen counter!!!
|the finished product|
|bottom shelf with mail baskets|
|top shelf with calendar blocks & writing area|
|now I have to find somewhere to put this...|
The second round of competition should be posted around the 10th, hopefully I will squeak by again ;)