|Do you love my grass? I am taking advantage of the summer as long as I can :)|
This is the pin I chose for this week!
This pin is so fun to make, but the actual pin itself cracks me up. Go check it out. It is an instruction from Jo-Ann’s. At step 9 the instructions completely change to something it is telling you to bind off and weave! Then at the bottom it tells you the size your throw should be. Uhhh....
So, I did a little adjusting to their process. Here is what I did (no weaving involved)...
Large Picture frame
Martha Stewart Craft Paint: Gray Wolf, Porcelain Doll, Wedding Cake, Linen
21” Table Legs
Top Plate to attach legs
Attach the Top plate to the frame for the legs. Now I feel I should be a bit honest here. I didn't do this step myself. My dear Dad did it for me. He is just way nice like that :)
Paint the table legs and frame with a coat of the Gray Wolf Paint. Let Dry
Rub the candle onto all areas of the frame and legs where you would like it to look distressed. I must add that I LOVE this step! I can't believe all these years I would sand my fingers off to get the distressed look. With just a rub of this candle your paint will slide right off these areas when you go to distress your project!
Paint 2 coats of the Porcelain doll, Wedding Cake and Linen all mixed together. Let dry completely. I also want to note that while I felt super official blending these 3 colors, I am not sure why you don't just pick a white you like and stick with it. The disadvantage of blending is if you run out of paint you won't get the exact same shade again! I am really thinking this was just a way for them to up sell more paint :) Being obedient, I did it anyway and this was plenty of paint for the project.
|Just showing the distressing a little closer!|
Add cork board into the frame and secure with L-brackets. It's like a giant coaster!
I believe this project took me about 3 hours total to do... Not bad.
The cost is questionable...
Picture Frame $26 (but do you have an old one laying around you could use!)
Cork Board (11x14) $6
21” Table Legs $8 each (total $32)
Top plate to attach legs $3 each ($12 total)
Craft Paint $12
The rest you can probably find around your house....
Total cost is $88.00 YIKES!