Since I’ve had a little more time at home recently I got to do a couple of small projects that refreshed items that were a bit sorry looking!
I’ve had this
ugly plain little wooden tray for several years.
It has been used in the guest bedroom for a cup of coffee. I recently looked at it and wondered why I had never tried to make it look nicer! I wanted to keep the wood stain, but just do something to freshen up the tray bottom. So, I ran into Hobby Lobby and found this…
This is scrapbook paper. It looks like a burlap with old writing on it. I brought it home and cut it to fit the tray. Then I pulled out a bottle of Mod Podge I already had. I began to add a coat of the sticky substance to the tray bottom.
First a layer of the “glue”.
Then the paper…
I put about three layers of the Mod Podge on the paper. I went one direction. Let it dry, then I went the other direction.
The finished product…
The Mod Podge gives a shiny surface and it protects the paper. Before and After…
My second little project was an item I bought at a lovely gift shop near me.
It was half off because of the chip in the pot. I knew I could easily fix that! I got out my glue gun and added a little Spanish moss to cover the chip, and also add some softness! I love the results!
Look around you and see how you could refresh something in your home with a simple little fix. It’s amazing how much better something we use or see all the time can look if we give it a good scrubbing, add a little decoration, or fix whatever is broken!
What could you refresh at home? Consider:
- Changing the hardware on a dresser
- Spray painting an old basket
- Adding Spanish Moss to terra cotta pots
- Sewing a new cover for throw pillow
- Painting a picture frame
- Cover a large framed picture or mirror (or even an old coffee table) with chalkboard paint
I hope this inspires you to take a look around and find a little project that could turn something mediocre into something pretty or more useful!
Worshiping will be different for all of us this Sunday, won’t it? If you don’t have a place you can tune in to be encouraged, I invite you to listen to our service here! My husband will be sharing from Romans 8. It’s been rich doctrine. Who knows? You might even hear me share a little something. Maaaaybe.
Refresh something at home and then refresh yourself with (virtual) worship..
4 thoughts on “Refreshing Little Projects”
Genius, Mom! I put scrapbook paper in one of my favorite wooden trays years ago…but I did it with school glue. Ha. I have Mod Podge on hand…I’m going to get on that project asap!
Mod Podge just gives it a nice finished look! Hope yours turned out well!
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