How to decoupage furniture
Refresh old cottage furniture with your own designs
Decoupage can fill a short rainy day or a long weekend, depending on the complexity of your design. Use single images or combine images to create your own piece of art. With decoupage the possibilities are endless.
- Old piece of furniture (such as a kitchen chair)
- Decoupage glue from an art store
- Old magazines or greeting cards
- Scissors or utility knife
For a simple exercise in decoupage, find an image that you like in an old magazine or greeting card, and cut it out using a utility knife.
Prepare the surface you will be working on. Do all of your sanding, priming, and painting before applying the decoupage art.
Coat the back of the image with glue. Apply it the to surface and coat the top of the image with more glue.
When you are happy with your arrangement, apply a few coats of varnish to your finished piece.
This article was originally published on June 30, 2007