A DIY Post – Paper Decoupage Drawers

July 31, 2013 6 Comments

A DIY Post – Paper Decoupage Drawers

July 31, 2013 6 Comments
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Thought I’d share with you a couple of posts about some home DIY projects I’ve been working on. I’m in the process of making over a few rooms in the house and a few bits of furniture and this was one of them.
Its an old Music Cabinet on turned legs and I’d attempted a while back to paint it white but had done a really rubbish job so I decided to give it a proper makeover.
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I began by sanding the whole thing back with a power sander to get all the lumps of badly painted paint off. I then gave it a lick of thinned down white Satin Wood paint and then another coat of unthinned paint to finish. I finished off the unit by giving the corners and feet a rub down with sandpaper to give it a worn (I hate to say it Shabby Chic) look.
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I removed the handles from the drawers and sanded them right back. I had decided to decorate the front of each drawer with patterned paper and had bought a selection from different card and craft shops over the last few months. I cut each piece to the exact size of the front of the drawer and pasted down with some craft glue including the edges. This works better if you use wallpaper as it doesn’t wrinkle like wrapping paper does but I wasn’t bothered.
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When dry I painted the front of each drawer with two coats of high gloss varnish to seal the paper in and give a lovely shine. I then re-drilled the handle holes and fitted the new drawer knobs. These knobs are  a mixture of reclaimed vintage glass cabinet knobs I bought off Ebay and a filigree knob that came out of a bag of mixed knobs I bought from a bootsale.
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I’m really pleased with it, its so colourful and its in my little blog / shop office full of fabric samples and tissue paper.
What do you think of my DIY? Will you try this technique out?

6 Comments

  • Jess | Just Jesss July 31, 2013 at 11:35 am

    This is so pretty! I love decoupage for making something completely personal to you :)

    Jess xo

  • Alice July 31, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    This is brilliant, absolutely love the final look – great job! x

    teapartywithalice.com

  • Sophie Henderson August 5, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    this looks adorable! youve made an old piece of furniture boutiquey! really great job!!

    http://sophie-henderson.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Hannah Hepton August 6, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    This looks so cool! I wish I was this creative, I just got a little shelving unit thing that doesn’t 100% match my furniture so I think I’m going to give this a go! :D

    Hannah x
    hannahhepton.com

  • Melissa Marsh November 15, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Awe-inspiring bequest! Your blog is attention-grabbing. I feel affection for it.
    Residential Decorating Ideas

  • Rose C June 23, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    This looks awesome! I’m definitely going to give it a try x

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