my neighbor (and friend) purchased the below wooden chest 16 years ago. she decided it was time to let it go. and i decided i would give it a makeover and use it for storage.
here is what the chest looked like before:
and here is what it looks like now…
I have several magazines around my apartment that i am saving for trashieART purposes. they came in handy for this project and became the key element for this chests little facelift. i carefully chose some photos from the magazines that spoke to me…a little dark and mysterious.
once i had my photos chosen, i simply cut them out, and sealed them to the wooden chest using clear medium glaze. a thin layer on the wood itself, sticking the photos on…and then a layer over the photos….using my fingers to press out any air bubbles that might have accumulated under the magazine pictures.
and lastly, i had some red and black indian paint….and i mixed a small about of the black with the red to get a deep color…and painted a few of the wooden panels on the chest. adding some color to top it off.
trashieART. it’s that easy.