Showing posts with label Butcher's Bowling Alley Wax. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Butcher's Bowling Alley Wax. Show all posts

Garden Urns - Wood Plaques

The Graphics Fairy has these beautiful pictures of garden urns.

I transferred the garden urns using my 
 * woodworker's transfer tool on wood. 
I aged the wood with the vinegar and steel wool solution. 

~ How to Age the Wood ~ 
Apple Cider Vinegar 
Steel Wool
Container for Solution
Paint Brush 
Pour the apple cider vinegar into a container. Add the steel wool and let it sit for 24 hours.
 I used a chip paint brush to apply the mixture to the wood.  
*Save your leftover mixture. I poured the rest into a glass jar. I discarded the steel wool.

I painted the back and sides of the wood plaques with black paint. 
Then I sealed the wood with clear Butcher's Bowling Alley Wax and buffed.

* This transfer only works with a laser printer image. The woodworker's transfer tool melts the toner off the paper and onto the wood.

I love how they turned out!

I hope I've inspired you to use your woodworker's transfer tool.  

You can find it on my sidebar. 

Happy Crafting!
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Chalk Paint and Wood Worker's Transfer Tool ... ~ Make a French Tray ~

Here is how I transformed a picture frame into a gorgeous tray for entertaining!

Cabinet Handles can turn any picture frame into a tray!

The picture frame is from a consignment shop.

I used The Graphics Fairy pictures for the art. Then I used my woodworker's transfer tool to transfer the art onto the fabric.

You can find the woodworker's transfer tool on my sidebar.

Here are the images I put together. 
Don't forget to mirror image your picture for the transfer if there are words or numbers on it.

I first primed the frame because it was old wood.....

and then I made (homemade chalk paint) for the frame.

I mixed equal parts (flat) paint to Plaster of Paris and hot water. You can add more paint to thicken it. (This is how you make your own chalk paint for very little money!)

I then sanded the frame with 220-grit sandpaper after it was dry to distress it. I used a small electric hand sander. You can sand the wood by hand for the distressed look too! 
(Either way of sanding is fine.)

I sealed the frame with clear Butcher's Bowling Alley Wax. I buffed the frame after it was dry.

I bought two cabinet handles at the hardware store and also painted them with chalk paint, distressed them with 220 - grit sandpaper and waxed them with the clear paste wax.

 My husband cut the tops off the screws heads for me that go into the handles. The screws were then glued into the drilled holes you see.

(Drill two holes on both sides of the frame and glued the handles on.)

(Let the handles dry overnight)

 Now put the glass back in the frame. If you want you can caulk between the glass and the frame. This helps seal it in case of liquid spills.

  I used clear duct tape to tape the back closed.

 Now I have a fancy tray that I can use for entertaining.
I hope I've inspired you to make one too! :)
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