It’s easy to take fun garage sale finds and make them custom to your style and needs. This craft cart was snagged for $5 at a garage sale and got a quick makeover that looks like a million bucks!
I started by spraying my new craft cart using my Wagner FLEXiO 5000 paint sprayer. It was ridiculously fast, especially with all the shelves and nooks in this piece. Hand painting would have taken forever and the finish would never have been as professional.
1. Spray the entire cart with a black indoor latex paint in satin finish.
2. Next grab some gorgeous floral fabric to really make this furniture piece unique.
3. Cut the fabric slightly larger than the area you wanted to cover. This is key, don’t cut the fabric to fit just yet!
4. Work in small sections and apply a thick coat of Mod Podge to the furniture area you wanted to transform.
5. Gently add the fabric on top of the Mod Podge, be sure to line your fabric up straight. Smooth fabric with your hand to remove and bubbles, lumps or wrinkles. Repeating until the entire surface is covered. Your fabric will look cloudy, that is OK, it will dry clear!
6. Brush Mod Podge on the top of the fabric, be sure to add it to the extra fabric that is hanging over the edge of the surface you covered.
7. Allow Mod Podge to dry completely.
8. Once dry, use an Exacto knife and run it along the edges to cut away excess fabric. This will give your fabric a perfect fit to your piece.
9. You may need to touch up with Mod Podge on the edges to securely fasten fabric to furniture and you may need to paint touch up with a small brush if you nick paint with Exacto knife.
10. Marvel at the beauty! Your new furniture will look high end and professional. Don’t tell anyone how easy it was and they will never know!
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