I found this little wooden mail and key holder for two bucks at an outdoor swap meet. I decided to use it by our front door so we could have a centralized place for our keys, cell phones and any other small items we take with us to work each day. Initially, I was unsure of the design I would choose. Then I remembered, I still had some of the recycled gift bag I had used for my living room switch plate and outlet covers. It became evident , the key/mail holder would be hanging in close proximity to the switch plate and I thought it would look better if they matched.
I measured and cut the gift bag to fit the mail slots. I then applied Mod Podge to glue the gift bag tracings to the slots. While drying, I painted the rest of the piece black with acrylic paint. Once the paint was completely dry I applied about three coats of Mod Podge over the entire piece to seal it. This was a very simple project with dramatic resulst! It really stands out nicely against the Sandstone background and keeps electronics and other important items out of little toddler hands.
Mod Podge Matte finish
Gift bag/Scrapbook paper
Black Acrylic Paint
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Thanks so much for sharing. AND being so uplifting at the same time. Beautiful work.