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.
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!