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Allison Clark Posted - Feb 05 2023 : 5:15:14 PM
I am posting about the furniture makeover merit badge. I have been working on my intermediate level. this is what I learned and did. I went to Home Depot and talked to them about stains, paints, and several different things. I bought some more paint to paint my shelf. I went to Hobby Lobby and bought a stencil to put on my peace. I spent 2 hours sanding off the stain that was on it. I then had to put 3 coats of paint over it to make it look good. I stenciled it but did not like how it bled and leaked it looked bad. So I put 2 more coats of paint over it and did some highlights in a different color. Waited for it to dry and put some tea hooks at the bottom to hang keys on. Then I decided to go to my Magnolia design stencils and found on I could put on it. Magnolia stencils don't bleed. I got a much better result with it. The stencil that I stenciled was on the side I forgot to take a picture of it. So sorry.

Allie Clark
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levisgrammy Posted - Feb 08 2023 : 07:32:28 AM
Beautiful makeover Allie!

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Red Tractor Girl Posted - Feb 07 2023 : 4:38:10 PM
Allie, your make over efforts are looking very nice! I like that cute shelf that you have made.

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GinnyBelle Posted - Feb 07 2023 : 05:49:18 AM
That is lovely! Good job!

Hannah #6994
MaryJanesNiece Posted - Feb 06 2023 : 1:16:30 PM
Great work Allie! It turned out great. I really like it white.

JennRap Posted - Feb 06 2023 : 09:03:08 AM
That's so cute! I didn't know there was a furniture makeover badge! I need to take a closer look at badges. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Rapoza
California - Idaho bound in 2023! <3
ddmashayekhi Posted - Feb 06 2023 : 06:10:41 AM
Great job again Allie! Your shelf looks very pretty. I do have a question about what kind of child safe coating to put over paint on a wooden toy. My son made a wooden dinosaur pull toy for our friends baby and he painted it a cheery green & red. However he does need to put something to seal the paint with over it and Home Depot guys didn't know what is baby safe. Any ideas?

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debbieklann Posted - Feb 05 2023 : 7:05:18 PM
That turned out really nice!

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Jokamartell Posted - Feb 05 2023 : 5:22:39 PM
Nice job, Allie!! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha

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