Who doesn't love a good Kmart hack? I took simple cheap Kmart items and transformed them into display pieces!
You may remember that last month I blogged about my "Create" sign, which I made for the Brisbane Papercraft and Scrapbooking Expo. I also made the shelf and chalkboard from Kmart items... you can see them in this picture of my display. Let me show you how I did it.
First K-mart hack - Altered shelf
I started with this K-mart shelf.
I gave it a couple of coats of White Heavy Gesso.
Once dry, I stuck some gold foil washi tape on the edges of the shelf.
Next, using a script stencil, I added Colour Paste, in Deep Water to the shelf surface.
Next, for more interest, I grabbed a Stencil Girl stencil and added Colour Paste in Bling.
Finally, splatters of gold were added using my old Colour Shimmer Cube in Bling.
For the ropes for the shelf, I sprayed them with Colour Shimmer Spray in Bling, for a little sparkle.
I decided to make some interesting tassels on the ends of the rope at the bottom of the shelf. To two of these, I needed some arrows. They were silver charms, so I heat embossed them gold using Colour Embossing Powder in Bling.
And here is the final shelf.
Here are the tassels with gold embossed arrows.
Second Kmart hack - Altered Chalkboard
I started with the simple A-frame chalkboard from Kmart.
My first step was to use the Stencil Girl stencil with some Colour Pastes. I was sticking with green - yellow- turquoise colour themes for my display, so I used: Apple of my eye, Sunshine and Envy. I swiped the colours evenly through the stencil, and at some places the colours slightly mixed. But that looked great!
I also wanted gold accents, so I heat embossed a number of chipboard pieces using Colour Embossing Powder in Bling.
Here is the final chalkboard. You will noticed that after I stuck everything done, I added gold platters with my old Colour shimmer cube in Bling.
Here you can see I also heat embossed a leaf chipboard in green - Apple of my eye.
Full design on the back of the board. Awesome stencil!