Friday, 18 July 2014

Simple Decoupage

Hello all my lovely blogger chums. Just a quick post today because I'm helping out with a local art trail event and have to nip back to the venue pretty soon. I'm looking after the VIP who is launching the art exhibition this evening.

Our lovely son Jack is due to arrive in the next hour too, he's coming to stay for a while. Can't wait as we haven't seen him since February, he's studying for a Contemporary Art degree at Manchester Uni, and has finished for the summer.

Good job I spruced his room up for him yesterday. It's all looking lovely now, especially with the newly revamped freegled cupboard in place. Somewhere for him to put his books and his smalls.



I've decoupaged the top of the cupboard with a little branch of birds and also the inside of the cupboard door on the right with a peacock, both images were free downloads. I haven't tried this technique before and I was a little concerned on applying the first layer of Modge Podge glue over my lovingly painted blue top as it looked very murky indeed.


But I needn't have worried as it dried clear. I put on about six coats leaving time in between for drying out. The images felt well and truly protected. I'm very pleased with the results:


This image above looks very green but in fact it is more a duck egg blue, which I think you can just see in the top pic.



I'm glad it has worked out well as it has given me the confidence to tackle the three small ugly orange pine tables I picked up from the chazza a few weeks back. I'm hoping to paint them and decoupage them with vintage bee hive images. They will be perfect occasional tables for drinks etc. I will let you know when I start those.

18 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful, I'm really impressed x

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  2. Wow, well done you! They look fabulous. xx

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  3. Wow, that's beautiful, I will be adding that to my list of things I want to do, thank you for sharing x

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  4. Oh! What a silly Willie....
    There's me calling your cupboard , a wardrobe.....
    Cos in your previous post, l thought it reached the
    ceiling....mmmmM! So, it's a dinky little bed~side
    cupboard...! Actually! it's very nice! Not my colour..
    But, very nice...Creep! Creep! :>).

    And a peacock....HeHe! Have'nt had one of those in
    ages...! One of the nicest birds, you will ever taste
    roasted...!

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  5. You're very gifted. And it all looks brilliant.

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  6. I thought it was a wardrobe as well, Jean. It looks fab. The decoupage is lovely and the bedroom is gorgeous.

    Have a great weekend.

    Carol

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  7. It looks very designer and you now have a lovely unique piece of furniture, great work.

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  8. You've done a wonderful job on that cupboard and your son's room looks lovely, light and airy. I can imagine how thrilled you are to have him home. I'm quite dreading the day Amber leaves for uni. but excited for her at the same time x

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  9. I love it! And I can see a lovely Bloomsbury lamp there too. Perfect!

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    1. The Bloomsbury lamp is a very old one from the 1980s, it has a very authentic Charleston look.

      Jean x

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  10. Was that Jack who was with you when you came past the chalet recently Jean?

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    1. Ha ha, no David, Jack is 25, still at Uni. That was my husband who is 46,but boy does he look young, even with his Stewart Granger greying temples.

      Jean x

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  12. What a great idea to cheer up a simple cupboard - I love the images.

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  13. Great make over and I DO like the peacock ...in fact it is impressive!!!

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  14. So pretty, I love the little birds. Sorry I've not called in for a while, I've boon on my holls, home now and trying to catch up.

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