Thursday, August 18, 2011

magazine rack redo

Got this poor little thing looking like this....it had painted on faux grain....even though its made of wood???? I will never understand that.

So I got out my beloved sprayer and gave her a couple coats of a green that I call "organic green"
It just has a very soft subtle freshness to it.

I decide she was cute plain, but I wanted to jazz her up a little..So I went into my editing software and messed around with some text and came up with the "relax, read" deal. I decided that I wanted to add a pair of glasses, so I found an ad for glasses and found a great pair. I taped it to the graphic and made a larger copy on my printer/copier.

I then taped it to the rack and used carbon paper to transfer the design to the magazine rack.
I painted on the letters and glasses. I decided I wanted the letters to have a kind of tortoise shell look to them like the glasses.
Here she is..isn't she sassy?  I love it. I think my girls might hi-jack this one for their room.
Have a beautiful day!!

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6 comments:

RitaD said...

Very creative and cute!

Ruffles and Relics said...

That is very cute!! love the saying and glasses..

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

This is charming! I love the tortoise shell effect!

The Tootsie Wootsie said...

how cute is this! turned out awesome and love the green!


come link it up at my woot woot wednesday!

www.thetootsiewootsie.com

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

I love the colors you choose. So pretty.

Warmly, Michelle

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

I love it! Come on over and link up to Scrappy Saturdays at candacecreations.blogspot.com!