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Cherry Blossoms meet Wine Case

This sweet wooden wine case is hardly recognizable after the cherry blossom makeover. I think it looks so soft and serene now, agree?

Cactus and Flower Child Magazine Rack

Where are my green fans? And my floral fans? This cute wood magazine rack makeover is for you :)

I can never pass up solid wood finds especially when they are raw wood and begging to be given a fabulous new look. This beauty was hand crafted by some handyman that I scored at our local thrift store.

To be sure the surface is free of any dust fingerprints etc it was scrubbed with Dixie Belle white lightning cleaner then rinsed well and left to dry.

I chose this pretty green called cactus, new in the Dixie Belle silk mineral paint line. I brushed it on with one of my favorite Dixie Belle synthetic brushes ;the 2" mini. It is a great size to get inside all the tight areas.

Two coats were applied about 4 hours apart.

For the sides I wanted to add a soft and subtle pattern. I chose the basket weave Dixie Belle stencil.

Umber; a soft brown in the Dixie Belle silk mineral paint line was brushed on with a stencil brush. I used painters tape on the edges under the stencil to keep edges clean.

And this is the pattern once the stencil lifts off. The entire magazine rack was lightly sanded with a Dixie Belle sanding sponge to give the paint a buttery smooth feel and give the stencil a distressed look.

To add even more character to this piece the flower child Dixie Belle transfer was selected.

Unroll the sheets, cut out the designs and find where you want to place them.

Once you have decided remove the white backing, press in place and burnish the design with the stick included lifting the clear top sheet as you go.

To seal the transfers in place I applied clear Dixie Belle's best dang wax using my dedicated Dixie Belle best dang brush and add age I brushed on brown Dixie Belle's best dang wax with a dedicated Dixie Belle premium chip brush perfect to get in nooks and crannies.

These are the products used.

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  1. Love the transformation with the basket weave alone or with the flowers added. Very nice.

  2. Hi LeeAnn! I haven't tried the new colors yet. How would you compare Cactus to Collard Greens and ber to Chocolate? It's hard to tell from an online photo. I love what you did though. Great creativity

    1. Thank you, I have not tried collard greens yet but it is softer then juniper and umber is lighter then chocolate. But of course it depends on the surface right and this was raw wood ;)

  3. Very pretty! I like really like that green paired with the pinks from the flowers.


    1. Thank you so very much for the kind words, they are appreciated!

  4. This is so pretty!! I love it!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Your magazine rack turned out great! I love the Dixie Belle products you used. Drop by my blog and link up at "Happiness is Homemade ~ Sunday through Thursday

  6. Such a pretty magazine rack makeover! I love the basket weave detail with the floral transfer.

  7. What a lovely magazine rack makeover! Adore the texture stenciled under the flowers. What a show stopper it is now!

    1. thank you for your kind words, greatly appreciated :)

  8. Thanks for sharing with us - I'll be featuring you this week when the next To Grandma's house we go link party starts!


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