When In Doubt Distress It

5 Jan

Hey there fellow Saturday enthusiasts! I wanted to get started earlier than I did this morning but the bed was just so comfortable.

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Mr. Dog stayed in the bed like he usually does on Saturdays, then he lets me know when HE is ready to go outside.

I took a rather lucrative trip to the Goodwill yesterday evening and picked up these little tea candle holders.

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Perfect for my shelf in the living room but they were kind of beat up. The only thing I know to do with something when it’s not repairable is to distress it even more and hope that it looks nice. I wanted to keep the gold color but the scratches made these things worth less than the dollar a piece I paid for them. For this project I used emery boards.

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Sand paper would work also. I just went around and scratched it up a bit and the places that were already scratched just start to blend in.

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Get the idea? After scratching all the surfaces I painted the inside with a slate colored paint. Only because the inside was really ugly and I was afraid you might be able to see the ugliness when a candle was lit inside it.

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Less ugly for sure, but I forgot to take a picture of the before. It’s probably for the best.

So then I got out my old friend Modge Podge (it says for all surfaces) and I gave the whole thing a nice coating. Finito!

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Now they look more distressed and less accidentally scratched up, I think. Either way I like them. Now go and do something strange of your own. I’m having Kate (from the  dress hem post) over for a brunch n’ craft, and to get a picture of her in that green dress! Have a good day all!

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