So excited to be doing my very first Guest Post for REDOUX!
If you haven't met Karen, you are missing out.
I have to admit I have a bit of a bloggy crush/fatal attraction
thing going on...but its totally for her Trash!!
Man that girl gets some AMAZING trash...
and if you know anything about me..I LOVE TRASH!!! :)
Anywhoo...I was so honored when she asked me for a guest post that I thought I had
make it SUPER TRASHY!! get your mind out of the gutter...and INTO the dumpsters people!! LOL
If you remember yesterday, I did my post about my free pallet art from the wood I got
out of my neighbors garage. They were happy to have me haul it away.
I knew just what I wanted to do with it.
Like I have said before...free stuff and power tools make my day...
I think my hubby was a little miffed at me because he wanted to build
the table. I usually give him some of these kinds of projects, but that's when he is pestering me to clean out the garage or something..It will usually get him off my case for a couple days...:)
So with a couple of cuts I started making my table.
I had watched my husband make our beautiful farm table for our fire pit last summer
so I knew kind of what I needed to do. You can see that table HERE.
Now for the fun part..Karen asked me to show you how I do my freezer paper transfers.
First I LOVE the graphics fairy since she supplies such amazing free graphics,
so I went on there and got a nice FRENCHY one; seeing as Redoux and I are
FRENCH CRAZY!! :)
I printed my graphic out on my freezer paper in reverse. I have glued my freezer paper to card stock to make it easier to feed through the printer. Shiny side up so that you can transfer the ink.
Now the fun part...again..:) Here is where I lay down my graphic and start burnishing it
with the back of a spoon. Now don't get frustrated with this. I hear from quite a few people that
they haven't had any luck, but practice makes perfect.
You can see here the ink transferring to the table. I had to lay it back down a couple times
to make sure it came through enough; you just have to be careful not to move the paper
or it WILL smudge.
I painted the legs with some paint I had. It was a mix of some blue and cream color, to make a nice dusty blue.
I just love how it turned out; and the best part...FREE!!!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
and thank you again to my dumpster diving Team mate Karen!!!
I don't know what I would Redoux without you!
HUGS and have a BEAUTIFUL day.