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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Raise It Up!

For our next trick, I'll need a pedestal.
Which I don't have.
But I can sure make.
Observant readers may have noticed two tiles and some scrapbooking paper in the pile of supplies draped over my kitchen island.
We're going to start with a $1.25 tile, 12"x12". Kinda ordinary and beige.
Prepare to look a whole lot cooler.
You'll need one sheet of scrapbook paper to suit your decor.
And some homemade decoupage medium in a jalapeno jar.
You'll also need to gather:
Four NEGLINGE candleholders from IKEA, $0.49 each
An exacto knife
A foam brush
Silicone adhesive, such as Goop
Spray sealant
Some newspaper to protect your work surface
Slather the tile with decoupage medium and smooth the decorative paper over it,
squeezing out any air bubbles.
Then spread a thick coat over the top and allow it to dry.

Once that's dry, flip it over and trim off the excess paper.
I then sealed the edges with a little more of the decoupage goop and let that dry. Now what, you ask?
Using the grid on the back of the tiles, decide on the placement for your candlesticks.
Adhere them with the silicone. Begin to wonder if you're in your right mind.
Allow that to set. And I gave the whole thing another coat of glue. I don't want this to budge.
This step can be consolidated with sealing the edges if you think ahead. 
I didn't.
Find a comfortable place to wait while that dries.
Now we'll just give it a coat of enamel to make it water proof...
And there you have it!
Um, yeah...
Wondering if the redhead has lost it?
Nope, I have a specific use for this in mind, but it's late, the sealant is still tacky, and some of us are too old to nap on the kitchen floor.
I'll show you what I'm doing with it tomorrow.
 It'll also be a progress update. Can you guess?


Dharma said...

not a friggin' clue....but cannot wait to find out ;)

Beth@Wiccan Make Some Too said...

Is it maybe a hot plate in the making? You forgot to cue the suspense type music, but that's ok, it was late.

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

I am verrrry curious where this is headed. Can't for the life of me figure it out!

lisbonlioness said...

No clue, lass, can't even offer a guess? But I love your use of them candle holders!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

I was thinking this would make a perfect hot plate too!! I can see them in varying heights on the dining table now

Unknown said...

I have no idea! :)


Musings from Kim K. said...

What will you think of next? Not quite sure on this one. I'll be checking back...

Sharon@Keen Inspirations said...

Not sure exactly what you have in mind, but since it's will be clever, creative and useful...and it will make me have to have one! :-)

La Vie Quotidienne said... are certainly keeping us all in anticipation on where this is heading! I will be back tomorrow for the conclusion. (-:

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Whatever you do with it, I love it! The 'sleeping' photo is too funny!!!

Jami said...

Hahahahahaha!!!!!Does he know you posted that picture?