Sunday, October 18, 2009

Thrift to Treasure


My crafty project this week is two wood plaques that I covered with scrapbook paper. I found two decorative wood pieces at Goodwill and I thought about turning them into sconces.

My first step was to paint the edges a dark brown then I applied Mod Podge to the wood and to the back of the scrapbook paper. Then I put the paper on top and smoothed it out really well. I did have to use 2 pieces each because one wasn't wide enough so I just butted them together in the center. After it dried, I took a razor knife and cut out the design. That was pretty tedious and took a little while.

Once it was all cut out then I applied 3 coats of Mod Podge to the top, letting each coat dry. Then I attached sawtooth hangers to the back and hung them on the wall. Each plaque cost $ 2.99 and used $ 1.20 of scrap paper.

I still think I want to turn them into sconces by attaching a candle to each one. I just need to find what I'm picturing in my mind.


I will be posting this at Between Naps On the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday with a lot of other great projects.

12 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Tammy, I think these do look like candle sconces, and I can see where you're going. I know you are going to enjoy having these!

Happy Met Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

They turned out pretty. I love the idea of adding candles. Thanks for sharing MM.
Blessings, Rebekah

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a pretty design they have, Tammy! Definitely needed something like your transformation to show them off!

Shannon said...

oh, those are so pretty. They look 1000X better too! Great job!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I wouldn't have thought to do it, or maybe had the patience to cut it all out! What a great way to change the look.

Sue

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

They turned out wonderful, great creative eye..

dee dee said...

How creative! Love the paper you used. Way to go!

Dee Dee

Kim said...

Thanks for coming over to visit my blog. I had fun visiting your too you clever girl.

{ L } said...

Wow, that looks like a LOT of work getting those edges all nice. It turned out lovely! Very well done. :)

Happy Met Monday!

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strokeofliving said...

Hello fellow SITSter; it definitely looks like you make beautiful things and you make things beautiful.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Really pretty. I'm glad you showed the up-close view so we could see the detail. It's always so rewarding to make something yourself.

cindy@cottage instincts said...

That is so cool! How creative and unique...love them.

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