Tuesday, December 22, 2009

hey, stud.

i did a little stud-i-fying last night. i bought these little packs of furniture studs at lowe's last night for around $1.50 each..

i already had these small hat boxes that i got at a thrift store a while back for around 5-10 cents each. i had already spray-painted them a glossy white a few months ago (they were painted pink and had a bunny face on one, tail on one, etc. scary!). i've just been using them as filler on shelves and whatnot.
STUD! so i started applying a few studs just by pressing them in with my hand, but it actually hurt my fingers pretty badly, so i knew i needed to find an easier, more pain-free way of doing this since i had about a hundred left to do.


enter my trusty drill with a very tiny bit (this is a bit i use for jewelry making...it's a really small bit {i don't know the size}) that you can find at any hardware store (actually i think i got this one at walmart).
turns out, it was a perfect size for my little studs, and made the job a LOT easier. i didn't really measure out my markings for the studs, but if you are studding something special, or aren't really good with just eye-balling things, i would suggest measuring out where you want the studs to go, then drilling your little holes.
scary from the inside! ...but it's just for show, anyway :)
ta-da! don't they look fancy?

now that i have opened up the stud door, i can see this little technique being really handy with lots of things around the house. picture frames, lamps (i was thinking you could actually use those paper brads too, if you don't want something pokey sticking you when you went to turn on a lamp or whatever), candleholders, etc etc! a fun (and cheap!) way to add glitz to anything.

4 comments:

  1. thanks! i can't wait to stud more things........

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  2. thanks ashley! you should try it. it's really easy. and fun. and can be done to way too many things....

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