Tag a Sideboard Buffet Mod-hodgepodge
You know, like the transformation of a sideboard buffet with fabric and Mod-hodgepodge! You can find them on the edge of the road in a beautiful piece of furniture.
Hi Amy, and Mod conglomeration of rocks readers! I’m Cristin from Eve of reduction and I’m thrilled to announce that my debut DIY book, living Simple, Free and Happy is now available on Amazon and in bookstores (including Lowe’s, Home Depot, JoAnn’s and Hobby Lobby) all over the country!
Mod conglomeration of rocks is to book the first stop on my virtual tour. This means that, if you go to the book tour page and leave a comment, you can win a copy of the book (mailed to US residents, the digital copy if the winner lives outside the US).
And with this announcement I would like to Express my most daring Mod hodgepodge project to date! This fabric covered sideboard buffet.
Last summer, while hosting a flea market at my house, my husband came home from work and told me there was a buffet table on the street in our neighborhood. Then he adds, “I saw him on my way to work.” That was hours before.
I thought “it’s never there!” But there was a shot, and sure enough, there it was. When we loaded the sideboard buffet in our minivan, we came to understand why no one else took it.
It was a million pounds, and so long it hung from our van. Oh, and another thing, it was ugly, chipped white paint!
We brought it back to our garage sale and put a $30 tag on it.
no one bought it.
So I decided to go crazy with fabric and Mod-hodgepodge! Yeah, happy ending.
tag a Sideboard Buffet
There have been several Mod Podging lessons I learned along the way that I have to share.
1. Measure and cut and test your pieces before you Unscrew even the lid to the Mod-smorgasbord.
2. Mod Podging a piece of this size is best done with two people. Especially the lace. This was done with a single piece of fabric, so my son and I poured and spread the Mod smorgasbord on the top (matt), then lowered the fabric down with each of us pulling two corners.
With two people, you can take to photograph each other. This is me in action!
3. There comes a point sometimes when you have to use your Finger to blow on the Mod-hodgepodge. It can be intense.
4. Because the Mod-hodgepodge dry very quickly, I brought my project in such heat and wind wouldn’t speed up the drying process. I wanted as much time as possible to smooth out the fabric.
I arranged the drawers, in the basement, the coolest, moistest part of the house.
5. I folded the fabric to the underside of the buffet top how to wrap a gift. I used a liberal amount of Mod-hodgepodge, but I also hammered one tiny fabric tack into the underside of each corner.
This sideboard buffet turned out so beautiful that we decided to keep it! Kind of glad now that it's sale didn’t sell it in our garage.
If you love DIY projects that are easy, inexpensive, waste, reduce, and add beauty and function to your home, please check out my debut DIY book, living Simple, Free and Happy.
The book includes 10 upcycling tutorials, find easy to take, furniture and transforms them into customizable, organizational solutions from your home.
What did you get?
Simple techniques that eliminate clutter and keep it from
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tips to eliminate debt and curb consumption
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Please know that I am glad to read every comment! And Amy, thank you so much for a gracious book tour hostess!