Decoupaged Paper Mosaic Rolling Cart

Decoupaged Paper Mosaic Rolling Cart

Welcome to Furniture Themed Thursday, where a bunch of my DIY loving friends and I share a themed furniture makeover. This month’s theme is decoupage! My favorite decoupage redo is this dresser I found at a yard sale for $20.  This time I thought I would try paper instead of fabric.

This is what I had to work with:


Lovely, right?  He he…the little table was one of my Lucketts trip finds last year, a $2 Yard sale table I found at a yard sale on our way there.  The frame is from a painting my Mom was selling at our yearly Spring yard sale that didn’t sell.

Here’s what I did with them:

Decoupaged Paper Mosaic Rolling Cart

So much prettier, right? I wanted the top to look like broken tiles, so I chose a paper that looked like pretty tile:

Paper Mosaic Table Top

It’s fun. It would be perfect in a sun room or in a little girl’s room as a tea cart, or in a laundry room to hold supplies.

Decoupaged Paper Mosaic Rolling Cart

I started by painting my table, frame, and a piece of 1/4″ hardboard with white paint. I used a little ASCP in Pure White as well as some Rustoleum spray paint.


To do the mosaic, I gathered my supplies:

What you'll need to create a paper mosaic

I cut my paper into random irregular shapes like you see below, painting Mod Podge on the back of each piece like a glue.

Cut your paper into random irregular shapes

This was my favorite part. Much like the Quilled Paper Skull or Heart I made, I love how relaxing it is to get lost in the fine details.

Almost done…


I had to fill in some larger gaps with tiny pieces. When I was happy with it, I sealed the top with Minwax Polycrylic using a foam brush. I gave it two coats.


That’s it! Now it’s a light bright whimsical piece that would have surely been headed for the trash!

Decoupaged Paper Mosaic Rolling Cart

I added screen door handles to act as tray handles, although the top doesn’t really lift off.

Screen door pulls make perfect tray handles!

I also added wheels to make it mobile…


There were already holes in the legs so perhaps this table had wheels at one time, however they were too big. No worries…I just wrapped a little frog tape around the wheel posts and squeezed them in. Perfect!

Decoupaged Paper Mosaic Rolling Cart


Decoupaged Paper Mosaic Rolling Cart


Decoupaged Paper Mosaic Rolling Cart

The polycrylic did a fantastic job of sealing the surface. This water pitcher and these glasses sat here for almost an hour collecting the condensation that rolled onto the table.  Just a quick wipe with a paper towel and it was perfect again!

Decoupaged Paper Mosaic Rolling Cart

Who drank that water?? Oops it looked so refreshing…

Decoupaged Paper Mosaic Table Top

Hope you enjoyed this fun little makeover!

You can see the rest of my Themed Furniture Thursday pieces here: Bold, Travel, Metallic, Flowers, and most recently…Numbers:

Sewing Chair with a Secret Compartment

And here’s that dresser I mentioned:

Dresser with Fabric Inlay

Be sure to visit my friends and see what furniture pieces they transformed with decoupage too!

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Have a fantastic day!




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  1. I love it! A rolling cart from that, oh yeah, you’re good!

  2. This turned out so nice! It’s the perfect lemonade stand or drink cart. You must be super paitent to cut all of those pieces and attach each one. Great job.

  3. Your projects are always amazing Christy. Fantastic idea! I want to go to Lucketts.

  4. What a creative way to save a table and a frame! LOVE this precious table! And the mosaic is perfect! Life to the full! Melissa

  5. So creative! Love the idea of creating a mosaic top. Your frame and handles finish your teacart perfectly.. Love!

  6. Christy,
    I can’t get over the fact that you used a frame for the top-amazing! Your furniture makeovers are always top-notch. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. I LOVE IT! Cutting the paper like mosiac tiles is so creative. Great job my friend. ~Sonya

  8. Aren’t you clever!!! …with the “tiles” and the tray top!! LOVE, love it Christy!!
    As always…great job!! xo

  9. Christy,
    Your projects always amaze and inspire me. Love visiting your website. Fun tour! ~Jeanette

  10. Great job as always. I love how you added the frame to the cart!

  11. I love how you created the tile effect with scrapbook paper and Mod Podge. So creative! This cart is going to be so much fun to use. Love it!

  12. Linda Petersen says:

    You are totally amazing! Love the cut paper idea~~~~I wish I could think of these ideas as easily as you do 🙂 .
    XO, Linda

  13. Super creative, Christy!!! I just love the idea of manipulating the paper to look like broken tile! Beautiful! ~Christy

  14. Ooh it turned out so pretty, Christy!! LOVE the paper you chose! I don’t know how you come up with these amazing furniture ideas, but keep them coming! They’re awesome!

    ~Abby =)

  15. Really cute Christy! Cutting the paper and making it mosaic really did the trick!

  16. Decoupage is so much fun, your rolling cart looks great. We recently decoupaged a vintage phone, theres a post on my blog about it.


  17. This so so cute! I love the fact that you made it mosaic! The possibilities are endless with this 🙂

  18. Christy I know this project must’ve taken a long time and it paid off! What a great idea adding the frame to the top and the wheels to the bottom. And that mosaic paper is so pretty!

  19. The re purposing queen strikes again! I love how you took two discarded items and blended them together so beautifully!

  20. So cute! You girls are so stinkin’ talented. 😛

  21. Christy, what a cute cart! From the addition of the frame and wheels to the pretty paper you created such a cool broken tile look with…I love it!

  22. Love it Christy! The picture frame really dressed the top of the table nicely. The paper mosiac idea is so creative.

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