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How to make a shabby-chic magnetic makeup stand

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How to make a shabby-chic magnetic makeup stand

Shabby-chic magnetic makeup stand Guest Post by Jamie Anderson A country girl at heart, I adore the look of rustic, distressed wood. However, buying distressed wooden picture frames can cost anywhere from $20 to $200. If you already own paint and a wooden picture frame, do you know you can create the same look at home for much less? To get even more inventive, follow these steps to create a shabby-chic frame that shows off your makeup collection! Here's what you'll need: A wooden frame A candle Two colours of acrylic paint A paintbrush A varnish, such as Golden Polymer Varnish Sandpaper Sheet metal or magnet board (a cookie sheet works well) Craft paper or wallpaper to match the frame Magnets, assorted sizes Super glue Makeup Step 1: Remove the glass from the picture frame. Step 2: Rub the candle across all of the edges of the frame. Later when the paint is sanded off, the wax will allow the paint to peel more easily. Step 3: Paint the frame with your secondary paint colour. (This is the colour that will be visible underneath the primary colour once you’ve sanded.) For the best results, make sure you allow your paint to dry completely—at least one hour in between steps. Step 4: Rub the candle along the edges of the frame for a second time. Step 5: Paint the frame with your primary colour and let dry completely. Step 6: Carefully sand the frame until you reveal as much of the paint or wood underneath that you want to be visible. Step 7: If desired, apply a varnish to add shine (and protection against further weathering!) Step 8: If using as a picture frame, insert a favourite photo into the frame and reapply the glass. Step 9: To create a shabby-chic magnetic makeup stand, discard the glass and cut the sheet metal/magnet board to fit within the frame. Step 10: Cover the front of your magnet board with a piece of craft paper or patterned wallpaper and insert into the frame. Step 11: Using super glue, attach magnet strips or button magnets to your makeup. Step 12: Arrange the makeup within the frame and enjoy your newfound counter space! Tips 1. For the glue to work best, ensure makeup containers and magnets are clean and dry. 2. Use stronger/more magnets on heavier products so they don’t slip or fall off the board. 3. Don’t attach the magnets anywhere that will obstruct the use of your makeup (caps are the ideal spot). Want to try another shabby-chic sewing craft? Try our Easy-Sew Bolster Covers!        
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