Step 8: The Top Molding in Place

  It is much easier to work on the box lying down flat. That means you can only glue down two sides at a time, so that one side (left or right) must wait until the other two have dried. In my assembly, it was a cinch to do the whole empty side at once, after the rest were all completely dry. If you are impatient, part of your hard work will adhere to the tabletop! The top molding is first. Lay down a generous layer of Mod Podge, gently position the damp molding into it, and take a brush loaded with more medium and start gently brushing from the center to the outside. You will see the paper moves easily under your brush. Lay on a nice layer of medium over the top of the paper, and a quick swipe with a damp paper towel to wipe up the extra Mod Podge before it dries ( it gets lumpy if you don't wipe it down). Make sure your corners match and that you don't have any bubbles.
Beautiful!&nbsp;I&nbsp;also love the crack finish. This would be cool to make a bird house out of =) Great job very clear instructions!<br /> <br />
Crackle not crack <br /> My bad &gt;.&lt;<br /> <br />
Thank you for that idea. You know I was also thinking of a bat house, because they like the close fit, but the lid would have to be attached against the wind. I&nbsp;have been trying to find out if they texture the inside walls of bat houses. A board on the bottom inside, glued down, plus a new little hole on the front! I&nbsp;read an article that many places are making their bird house entries smaller so that cowbirds can't get in them--they lay eggs in other bird's nests like the cuckoo and are enjoying a population explosion. I&nbsp;am going to make sure and tell the carpenters about any multi-use Idea, and think up a decoupage for a bird house--which could be sealed with outdoor epoxy. Great idea!<br />
Thanks!&nbsp;Ya&nbsp;I heard about that too. This is my new account =) (so same person)<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Cheers,<br /> Meheh<br />
Wow, great project, I love the crackle finish.<br />
Thanks! I&nbsp;only wish manufacturer's would stop messing with crackle kits. The best one on the market, Anita's, went out of business!&nbsp; It was all the rage, and then suddenly no longer &quot;cool.&quot;&nbsp; <br />

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