Be sure to look at all the pictures
I will also explain how I stripped and refinished my drum and how to port your front head with a normal household can.
I apologize for not including step by step pictures. I didn't think to take pictures during the process.
This entire project came together very well for me.
So lets get started with the materials.
Step 1: Materials and tools
Foam brushes - a few large and small
disposable bowl or cup for the mod podge
magazines or books
Materials for the floor tom conversion:
See picture for sizes
1 pack of washers
1 pack of screws
1 pack of bolts with nuts.
Memory foam pillow from the Goodwill.
3 pieces of builders hardware including a T shaped piece and 2 L shaped pieces.
See the picture.
One piece of mahogany flooring sample.
Foam can cozy
Step 2: Stripping and refinishing the drum
The drum came with a horrible black wrap on it that was only glued in one spot and just about to fall off. So all I had to do was dig a butter knife under the seam and it popped right off.
Then, I sanded the glue off and also fine sanded the edge of the shell.
Next, I cut out full page pictures out of a National Geographic book on National parks. You can use any glossy pictures and any size of course. Magazines work great as well.
I, then, paint the Mod Podge onto the shell, lay on the picture and then painted over top of the picture using the Mod Podge and foam brushes.
Research Decoupaging for more tips on this technique.