I was given this old shoe rack and never one to miss an upcycle opportunity I decided to make it into a unit for my tea pot planters on my sunny sheltered outside veranda.
How to Turn Your Old Shoe Rack Into Garden Plant Display Unit
I am beginning to experiment with Unicorn spit gel & stain as a colourful tie dye effect on the wood.
I choose yellow orange and black.
I begin with wiping down the rack to clean it.
Spraying with water to prepare surface for Unicorn Spit Stain & Gel
I start from bottom shelf upwards using various squirty movements to spread colour onto wood in swirls.
I cover the paint with another spray of cool water and then place a partly see through sheet/ waste plastic bag over the top of where I have put all the paint.
I gently spread the paint from centre outwards in stroking manner to cover all the wood from on top of the bag. I keep doing this until I’m happy it’s covered well then I lift the plastic sheet off gently from left to right in a non stop action and then discard.
When the design is revealed and I can see where I need to cover the gaps and tidy up design with more unicorn spit I use a a sponge applicator.
Repeating the process remembering to spray water over paint before laying plastic sheet over top and spreading the design.
And build up the design with random patches that look like bright swirly tie and dye !
The final part is painting in the gaps and tidying up ready to leave to dry for few hours.
Hey presto the final piece looks so unique and vibrant . 🔥🦄🔥
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Cat on Sep 03, 2019
Suggest using latex or.... gloves when painting! Medical gloves are the best. They work for surgeons and me! I wear them under my gardening gloves for extra protection (hands, nails, skin, rings etc.) . I take blood thinners so I need the extra protection!