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:
So much prettier, right? I wanted the top to look like broken tiles, so I chose a paper that looked like pretty tile:
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.
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:
I cut my paper into random irregular shapes like you see below, painting Mod Podge on the back of each piece like a glue.
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!
I added screen door handles to act as tray handles, although the top doesn’t really lift off.
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!
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!
Who drank that water?? Oops it looked so refreshing…
Hope you enjoyed this fun little makeover!
And here’s that dresser I mentioned:
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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