Monday, September 13, 2010

My Mod Podge


In honor of the Mod Podge Mayhem linky party I'm helping to host this week, I thought I'd post one of my own mod-podge projects!
I use Mod Podge all the time, actually, it's just rarely to make anything that's cool enough to post about. I, for instance, have never covered a pair of SHOES with modge podge.  How freakin' cool is that???

Anyway - this is supposed to be about my project.
Which happens to be part of my kitchen redecorating project...which I've totally slacked off on posting about. I'm going to finish that up next week, I promise. So stay tuned for that.

Anyway - (again) - as part of my kitchen redecorating project I went on a beautifying rampage. My mantra was "everything must be pretty!"
And we all know...can openers (though necessary) are not pretty.

Rather than screw around with (and take the chance of destroying) a perfectly good can opener, I decided to disguise it.
I started by building a backless, bottomless box out of the cabinet centers that I had removed for my custom cabinet project.

I gave it a quick coat of cream paint so that the paper I chose would have a light background

Then I cut the paper and applied it with Mod Podge. A coat underneath to adhere the paper, and two thin coats on top to give it a somewhat waterproof finish.



I love the way it looks. It's so cute!

And it's super easy to slide to the side so I can use the can opener.

It's been sitting on my counter, right next to my sink, for 7 months and it's help up beautifully! I was a bit worried about steam or spray from the sink ruining the paper, but it's stayed perfect.


5 comments:

Katie @ Chirp in the Forest said...

Very creative! Now I'm going to have to search around my kitchen for some ugly appliance I can cover up.... :)

Cherry Chick said...

ahh...yes....very creative. I like the paper choice you used, too. Thanks for sharing your Mod Podge.
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Mod Podge Amy said...

Very cute - looks SO MUCH better!

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

what a clever idea.. i hate looking at the ugly can opener but like having it out and handy.. thanks for sharing with us.

Danzafl said...

ahh...yes....very creative. I like the paper choice you used, too. Thanks for sharing your Mod Podge. ´*•.¸(´*•.¸♥¸.•*´)¸.•*´ ♥•.*.Thank you.*.•♥ ♥•.*.from Vicki.*.•♥ ¸.•*´(¸.•*´♥´*•.¸)´*•.¸

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