Today I have two awesome projects for you all wrapped into one!! :0 I am going to show you how I gave a face lift to some old drawers and how to create a crackle finish using white glue (I used Elmers).
Lets get started...
Here are the two drawers I did....one with jade inside and the other with pink.
They came from a little cabinet I picked up at a garage sale last summer...I think it came out of a kitchen. At the time I had no idea what I would do with it....but the price was right. ;)
The first thing I did was paint the drawer white (it took several coats).
I then painted the inside and the front. (I'm just lovin jade and pink right now)!
NOW ONTO THE FUN STUFF.......
After the bottom coat (in this case pink) was dry, I painted a thick coat of Elmer's glue on the front of my drawer, letting it sit for about 4 minutes...I wanted it to dry a bit, but not much.
While the glue was still tacky I painted on a coat of white. Only paint in one direction...not back and forth...you don't want to mix the glue and paint...The paint should be laying on top of the glue.
It didn't take long for the crackles to appear....which was a good thing; cause I made everyone in the house watch....While I skipped around singing it's working :)
I did the same thing for the legs...just because the crackle was so fun...
My little tip for painting legs is to make a holder by poking holes in the bottom of an upside down box...cheap, simple and easy!
They screwed easily into holes I had drilled.
I lined the boxes with scrapbook paper and then covered the whole thing with a protective coat of Polycrylic.
TA-DA... They woul be a fun oprion instead so a gift "basket"!!
Here's one down at my shop...The cloche it was another easy project...You can find it here and the chalkboard table here .
That's it for now...Thanks for visiting and let me know if you have any questions....I would be happy to help!!
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