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Hello There!

If you need something new in your life, follow along with me on this blog, Create & Change. Together for 365 days, we will take tiny steps to make something new. As you move along, report back along the way. 

Does creating everyday make change in your life?

Day 261 - Design Never Out Of Reach.

Day 261 - Design Never Out Of Reach.

Hello Friday! We are back in the saddle today and recovering from yesterday's power tool post. After some downtime, I was able to slide the two wooden pieces firmly together to create the magazine rack we carved up yesterday. Success! It's semi-functional. Now let's take these slabs of wood up a notch. Let's pull out the design eye so the magazine rack dazzles in any living space. That way, a magazine is never out of reach.

Sandpaper, paint, blue painters tape and a small paint brush will be needed to take this magazine rack from frumpy to fabulous. 

Step 1: Sand down both boards. This makes a mess so, step outside. 

Step 2: Tape down your design. Remember to leave some of the wood peaking through. Negative space works in our favor here.

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Step 3: Paint the area desired and then wipe off some paint. This creates a white washed effect. Let the paint dry. Peel off the tape.

Step 4: Push the two boards together and load up the magazines. Ta Da! 

Broken up, this project took less than two hours. Not a bad way to store magazines just lying around. I'd give it a few days before someone trips over it and the wood cracks but this was a fun, easy and useful way to create with power tools. Until tomorrow DIY HGTV lovers!

Day 262 - A Lady Of The Night.

Day 262 - A Lady Of The Night.

Day 260 - Just A Girl & A Power Tool.

Day 260 - Just A Girl & A Power Tool.