How to decoupage furniture

Refresh old cottage furniture with your own designs

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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.

Materials

  • Old piece of furniture (such as a kitchen chair)
  • Decoupage glue from an art store
  • Old magazines or greeting cards
  • Scissors or utility knife
  • Varnish

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.

Step #1

Prepare the surface you will be working on. Do all of your sanding, priming, and painting before applying the decoupage art.

 

 

 

 

 

Step #2:

Coat the back of the image with glue. Apply it the to surface and coat the top of the image with more glue.

 

 

Step #3:

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


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