Horse Lovers Wooden Tote10:24:00 PM
I bought myself a new saw... and I love all the new
things I can do with it... like cutting metal for one!
While working on this wooden tote, I was happy
find that I can now cut the sides of the tote without
using a hand held jigsaw.
With the old saw I couldn't cut a straight line to save my life.
And check out the bottom of this tote...
my saw cuts metal too!
I easily cut a license plate to fit the bottom of the crate...
I love the industrial look of the metal on the bottom.
I added this great image from
to the front of the tote using a Modge Podge transfer method.
Many of you have written to me telling me you have no luck with this method... Let me go over it again for you.
First using a chalk painted finish on this box, I painted Modge Podge onto the front of a laser printed image. The image was printed in reverse. I layed the image face down onto the wood and let it dry... mine was drying for about 3 hours.
If you look at the pictures above #1 shows the rubbing process. I wet my fingers and began rubbing off the paper... #2 shows
a slight film that is left after I let it sit for a few minutes after my initial rubbing... this time I am rubbing very lightly to get the rest of the paper off. #3 shows where I have damaged the image a little... this happens sometimes. #4 shows how I fixed the image with a thin Sharpie marker.
And if there is a very light film still left, it will disappear
once you've either waxed or sealed the image.
As you can see I was able to fix the image with the Sharpie
and nobody would ever know... but now you do.
I used a metal rod for the handle that slips through the tote sides
and is covered on the end with knobs that can be used as hooks.
Stay tuned for more fun with transfer methods
and power tools!