A retro finish to a summer bash!
Upcycling is always in people.
I love the challenge of "making do", don't you?
Here is my repurposed caddy; inspired by @drawbertson and his ability to turn even a brown paper bag into kitschy collectables.
The supply list is as follows:
One cardboard caddy
Scrap of fine grit sandpaper
The store I shop at offers these sturdy caddies for single choice beverages.
(I just had to use Dixie Belle's Flamingo for my retro caddy):
I placed a thin coat of the paint to cover most of the bold graphics and create a surface with some tooth.
This is with two thin coats:
Don't worry, the best is yet to come. Swamp Mud!
It smooths on like frosting:
**BIG FYI: do NOT, repeat do NOT rinse the Swamp Mud down your sink. It is guaranteed to clog your drain. Use a paper towel to wipe off instead and dispose in trash.**
That said; I scraped the Mud over a stencil for a circle pattern.
It dried rather quickly. This amazing product can be sanded like wood.
I covered the two longer sides, knocking down the extra at the edges:
I added Flamingo over the circles:
Here it is all covered:
It will dry in a jif; then we will sand back some of the Flamingo to the white again. Cool distress, huh?
Onto to the side panels. I needed the flamingo image from the collage sheet.
And I decided to add some palm fronds from another stencil I had:
Now this greenish "paint" is actually white Swamp Mud mixed with some beautiful green patina dye ink spray. I'm telling ya, this product is ah-maze-ing!
To adhere the clipped flamingo image I used the DB Satin Clear Coat Sealer under it and over it.
A little more Flamingo paint over the edges to blend it in and there you have it!
A charm retro herb centerpiece for my table or a caddy for silverware, napkins, and condiments for entertaining:
The side view:
Thank you so very much for taking a moment to join me on this repurposeful journey with Dixie Belle.
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Ciao for now,