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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wood Block Stacker

I recently had the opportunity to guest post over at Night Owl Crafting!!!!  Thanks again Leslie!!  
Just in case you didn’t get the chance to check it out, here is the project I posted.  It is a great addition to the top of my {very} empty bathroom cupboard!
First you’ll need to get a 2x4.  The biggest reason I love this project is because of the price…if you don’t have a 2x4 lying around your garage they are so inexpensive to buy! 
Cut your blocks into the following lengths:
Soak:  6”
Lather:  8”
Enjoy:  6”
Then, using an electric sander, sand the edges until they are rounded and smoothed.  {You could definitely do it by hand if you’re so inclined!}
Now for the paint!  My bathroom is grey so I decided to start by painting my sanded blocks that color, knowing that the majority of the front surface would be covered with scrapbook paper.  {And, I finally found a use for those frequently purchased diaper boxes! =) }
After the paint has dried completely it’s time for Mod Podge!!  {I heart you Mod Podge!!!} 
Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the front of the block and smooth down your coording paper precut to the dimensions of the front of the block. 
I don’t wait for the first layer of Mod Podge to dry, I immediately coat the top of the scrapbook paper with another thick layer of Mod Podge.  {Pretty sure I’m not following the Mod Podge directions but it all turns out okay!} 
I like to see the brush strokes, so I add quite a bit!  Using an old credit card, or something similar, smooth out any excess bubbles.  As it is drying, it will seem to bubble slightly.  **Don’t stress…they seem to flatten out as it dries!**
I like the rustic look, so using sand paper, I roughed up the edges and took some of the paint off of the edges.
Now it’s time for the vinyl!  Using my Sure Cuts A Lot 2 and my favorite font, Larger Mine, I cut out the letters using my Cricut.  {What did I ever do without you Sure Cuts A Lot!?!?!  SO much easier!}  I apologize, but I don’t have any pictures of this step.
Now stack the blocks and you’re finished!  The top of my bathroom cupboard is looking better already!  Next on my project list…spruce up that old jar!  Love it but it’s not quite right!


LP aka A Crafty Southern Chick said...

I love Mod Podge too :) Super cute, and lots of possibilities with this project! Thanks for sharing :)

{nifty thrifty things} said...

I love this, too!
Thanks for sharing!
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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