The other day, I made a trip back to my parents’ house, and my mom had a bunch of old furniture and junk that she was planning on getting rid of. I recently saw an article about turning your junk and old furniture destined for the garbage dump into something new, and thought I would try it. I need a little table in my room to hold my freestanding jewelry holders so I decided to try to make one.
Piece of Scrapbook Paper (Joanne Fabrics $1.19):
Black Paint: (Joanne Fabrics Martha Stewart Black Paint, $1.39)
Gold Paint: (Joanne Martha Stewart Gold Paint, $1.39)
Elmer’s Wood Glue (other adhesives could work, I’m sure)
Cut the lamp cord and unscrew the part where the lightbulb would go, so that you only have the lamp’s base.
Paint the lamp & the picture frame with whatever color you choose. Do the same with the drawer. I painted the lamp and the frame black & painted the drawer gold.
I also painted the matting of the picture frame black because I thought that it would make the colors of the scrapbook paper pop more.
Coat the lamp base, the picture frame, and the drawer with Mod Podge. It acts as a finish, and dries clear so that it doesn’t affect or change the color of the paint underneath.
Take the scrapbook paper, cover the back with Mod Podge, and secure it inside the picture frame, (here I did so behind the matting).
Use the wood glue to attach the lamp base to the bottom of the drawer.
**However, as common sense would dictate, this would only really work if both were made from WOOD. (This goes for Step 6 as well.)
If not, there are other adhesives available that would be better suited to cement different materials together.
Then cover the rim of the top of the drawer with wood glue, and attach the drawer to the back of the picture frame.
Once the wood glue dries, and I suggest you let it do so overnight, you can use your table!
Hope you like it!
I Love this! I will definitely be giving this one a try 🙂
Thanks so much! It was a really fun project and I just love that it cost me oh so little to make because I already had most of it! Good luck with yours!