Hi, I'm Holly! Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Hi, I'm Holly!  Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Cinder Blocks Set Up

I finally finished my cinder blocks and my hubs set them up in my booth!  I love the way they turned out and we've received many compliments.

My booth is in Moscow Idaho at the Main Street Antique Mall- Sorry- no shipping.

We stacked the blocks 4 high.  I glued gingham ball trim along the edge of the top 2 shelves and it's so cute!

The top 2 shelves are vintage counter tops that my hubs cut in half.

The bottom 2 shelves and just ply wood wrapped in white embossed wall paper.  For a tutorial for the blocks see my last post!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Cinder Block Project

Hello out there!  Remember me?  Even if you're new, I hope you like my project!  I wanted to make shelves for my vintage booth out of these vintage style/flower cinder blocks so I gave them the paper napkin treatment!  (Napkins were found at Joann fabric and crafts)

#1 Brush off loose concrete.  #2 Apply coat of Gesso and let dry.  #3 Apply coat of Modge Podge and quickly put napkin on top (Napkin should be peeled down to one layer.)  #4 Gently smooth napkin.  #5 After a few seconds, poke hole in each hollow section.

Tips:  I kept dipping my fingers in water when lightly pressing and smoothing the napkin.  Too wet and it will tear- not wet enough and your fingers will stick and tear the napkin.  It won't matter a whole lot if your block and napkin back ground are both white.  I used my fingers and then a tooth brush on all the edges to really get the napkin clinging everywhere- eventually causing all the excess napkin to break away from the holes and edges.  Since these will be indoors, I don't plan on sealing them.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments and I will answer there!