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.