I went out Garage Salin...(Is that a word)? last weekend with a girl friend of mine, that I hadn't seen in WAY to long! It was so much fun ...just like old times only the kids weren't with us and we were no longer looking for Barbie stuff and GI Joe's. :)
Anyhow I got this little table or plant stand for only $2.00 although it was in great shape it did need to be "jazzed up a bit...maybe I should say "Sabbyed" up. :)
I painted it BEHR's "Whisper Yellow".
I then zipped on over to one of my favorite Blog:
And looked for a design for the top. It was between this and a lovely old rooster but in the end the Bee Hives won out.
I tried several different way to transfer the design ...first I tried to print it on wax paper...Wow what an inky mess!! :( Then I tried printing it onto printer paper and wetting the back side to get the ink to transfer....
In the end the method that worked for me was to:
Put down a thin layer of Mod Podge directly onto the stool
Then I carefully laid the image face down where I wanted it ...making sure there were no wrinkles.
(Did I mention you need to flip the image for this method)?
Anyway after it was down I rubbed the paper with my fingers to make sure it was stuck real good...(That sounded kind of red neck..."stuck real good"! :)
Then I peeled the paper off...now all of it did not come up, so I let it dry and sanded it lightly with sand paper until I had the look I wanted.
After a light distressing I painted over the yellow (Not the Image) with a very watered down mixture of brown and black acrylic paint and quickly wiped it off...
I then splattered a little paint here and there to give it that aged look....
Not bad for a $2.00 Plant Stand!!