Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mini White Board

Morning, chickies!

I came up with the idea for a small white board recently and I kinda like the way it turned out!

You will need:

6"x6"x3/4" piece of mdf (sand the edges smooth)
4 14"x4 1/4" ceramic tile (white)
white spray paint, plus another color of your choice
spray matte clear coat
a small vinyl "flourish"
coordinating ribbon
small hooks (2)
sanding block (fine)
Gorilla Glue wood glue

After sanding the edges of my mdf smooth, I spray painted it white and let it dry in the sun for a few hours.

Next I decided where I wanted to place my little flourish.  I chose the bottom right corner. 

With my vinyl secured to the mdf, I took some spray paint in a soft celery color and sprayed the top of the piece (it's not that imporant to paint the edges because you're going to sand them later anyway and I never paint the back unless it's requested).

Let this dry throroughly.  Once it's completely dry,gently remove your vinyl.  Now, take your sanding block and lightly sand the face of your piece until you get the desired "shabby" look.  Once you have the look you want, give it an even coat of your matte clear coat.

Once dry, apply your Gorilla Glue to the back of the tile (don't apply it too close to the edges or it may seep out from the sides).  Apply your tile to the center of your mdf and allow to dry

Once your piece has dried overnight, take your small hooks and apply them to the top of your piece.  Here's a hint for you- start the hole for your hook with an exacto knife.  Be sure not to tighten your hooks too much or you will split the mdf.'re almost done!!!

Now, take your coordinating ribbon and tie one end to each of your hooks.  Take your scissors and give each end of the ribbon a nice clean cut.

That's it!  You're done!

How stinkin' easy was that...and how adorable is your new mini white board????????

Have a great day guys!


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