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Furniture Drawer Decoupage Idea
This paper decoupage project gave me some fits and I’m sharing the process in hope that you will not have the same problem.
Drawer Decoupage Idea
The color combo of fuchsia and black is one of my favorites. So I had to try the combo on this furniture set.
I’ve also been antsy to do another decoupage project. I just needed to find the right guinea pig. I picked up this homemade desk for a song and felt it needed a cool makeover. The perfect decoupage project!
I paired this chair from my furniture stash with the desk and mixed some paint to match the fuchsia color in the scrapbook paper I selected for the makeover. I usually have containers of paint with just a little left over and mixing my own colors is fun.
Paper Decoupage Project
I’m addicted to damask prints and when I spotted the paper at Hobby Lobby I had to have it.
I cut the paper with a razor and used Elmer’s spray adhesive to adhere the paper to the drawer and desk front. I sometimes use this method instead of the Mod Podge method. It just depends on the specific project and the materials I’m using.
I sprayed the furniture surface and the back of the paper heavily with the adhesive. I’ve found it’s best to let the adhesive set a couple of minutes before adhering the paper to the surface. I lined the print up and smoothed the bubbles out with a clean rag.
What do you think happened here? It’s been a while since I tried to use paper in a decoupage project. I forgot why I’ve been using fabric instead of paper. Now I remember why. When I went to put the finishing touches on this project I coated the desk and chair with polyacrylic sealer. Duh! The paper bubbled up when it got wet and was a BIG mess. This is what it looked like when I was trying to remove the paper…..
OK, to solve the problem I started out with a new sheet of scrapbook paper and gave it two coats of polyacrylic sealer before cutting and spraying it with adhesive. I glued it to the desk and then sealed it again. Solved the problem, but a lot of extra work.
The glass knobs I originally chose for the drawers just didn’t work so I used the original hardware and spray painted it glossy black. The glass knobs were not bold enough against the dark colors.
The paint is Reclaim in Licorice and I used gloss polyacrylic sealer over the whole thing. I found a contrasting black and white paper to line the inside of the drawers. Love the black and fuchsia. I’m all about some loud colors.
Now for a fun fabulous fabric decoupage project click here……Uh-La-La Decoupage Diva.
Do you think this was a fitting makeover for the desk? Too loud…or just right?
Thanks for stopping by, Kathy