Friday, April 6, 2012
Decoupage: the art of submerging scraps of paper into a gluey mixture and turning them into beautiful objects. best done by submerging one's hands in the gluey mixture, as well.
Yes, I had fun with glue today! It was great to get back into my studio after nearly a week away and get my hands dirty...well, sticky, actually...getting some projects finished. Of course, I neglected to take before pics of these items...why can't I ever remember to do that? But the final product is the best part, anyway.
First, a sweet little side table/night stand. I painted it with a creamy white milk paint and distressed it. I stripped the veneer from the drawer fronts and covered them in pages from a pre-1850 ledger. That was a great find! The addition of some antique glass knobs and a coat of wax and, voila, c'est magnifique, non?
After completing this project, I thought, what should I do with all these bits and pieces? So, I dug around my studio and found this old cigar box, just begging to be beautified!
Can't you just see this filled with love letters?
Or vintage notions?
I can't decide if I'll take this over to the Spaulding Cooperage or list it on Etsy...hmmmmmm? Oh, and here is a look at the ledger I used for these projects. Beautiful, isn't it!
Have a happy day!