He built it at WCB in part of physio/rehabilitation program, when he broke his left hand fingers on the job 15years ago.
Since then, it had just sat quietly next to a computer desk,
holding a fax machine unnoticed for...well,15years!!
It had a water mark or something on top, some sticky spots from stickers that kids had put on....
no one cared...sob...
One day, I was sitting at the computer desk and just looked at it.
Suddenly I felt like fixing it making pretty.
It's small, sure I can handle it.
I sanded the entire surface lightly then put primer on, and dry-brushed blue over it.
So the white from primer still can show.
I also distressed it using 80-grit sand paper.
Then I grabbed a rug which I used to stain the top of my daughter's study desk
and rubbed the surface to make it look a little aged.
I know it's a weird way (but certainly cheap way!) to do it.
I didn't have dark wax at that moment and I just couldn't wait to finish this, so I went ahead...
I know I'm weird & impatient,but I'd like to call myself *flexible*. lol
I glued some decorative papers on the shelves using Mod Podge.
It was my first time to use it and I loved it!
It's easy to use, non-toxic, dries clear pretty quickly.
I also sealed the paper top with Mod podge.
I love Mod Podge!
Now it looks like this, much better don't you think??
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Have a wonderful week!