Monday, April 26, 2010
Aquarium Background Project
Alright, so this summer I bought an aquarium from my brother for my pet turtle. He says it's 100 gallons, I'm not sure if it's really that big... but it's sizable. Anyway, it was going to make it's home in my living room because there's no room anywhere else in the house! So, I put it in front of the window and HATED seeing the cords and window through the back... I needed a background.
I HATE the generic ocean themed backs (sorry for those of you that have them, no offense, it just doesn't suit me!)!
Instead I went to Walmart, bought myself two poster boards and a roll of wrapping paper. If failed to take pictures of the process, but here are the steps!
1. Measure the size of your tank, tape your two poster boards together and cut off the excess.
2. Cover small portions in Mod Podge and affix your wrapping paper to the poster board, smoothing out bubbles as you go.
3. Trim off excess wrapping paper and flip your board over.
4. Add any needed embellishments. I made my poppy flower with construction paper and used a permanent marker to draw the swirlies!
5. Scotch tape onto the back of your tank! You're done! :)
And... that aquarium stand?
My brother had totally ghetto'd it up with unfinished two by fours and scraps of wood from other furniture to make it more 'stable'. We took the raw two by four pieces off the sides and then he 'helped' (sorta forced/bribed him) to spray paint the multi-colored fake wood finishes all white. I distressed the edges some and later used foam stamps and paint to decorate it with a couple pink flowers and green swirly accents. I'll have to post that pic later! Hope you enjoyed!
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