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How to Apply Decoupage on Furniture

Hi everyone! It’s Cindy from Reinvented Delaware! Are you wanting to learn how to apply decoupage paper to furniture? Let’s do this easy decoupage project together!

Decoupage is making a comeback!! Yay! In the last few years, I have noticed more and more decoupaged projects including furniture pieces.

So, I am jumping on that bandwagon and I want to show you how easy it is to decoupage furniture pieces like this sweet little washstand.

Materials List:

How To:

Step 1:

After prepping this antique washstand, I used a chunk of beeswax in areas that I wanted the paint to chip away. Then I applied two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in Fluff. The white tone of the paint matches perfectly with the background of the decoupage paper I chose for this furniture piece.

Step 2:

While the paint dried, I applied Big Mamas Butta in the scent Suzanne’s Garden to the back of the washstand. I also applied it to the inside and outside of the drawer and along the runners for the drawer.

This stuff is unreal. It hydrates the wood as well as makes it smell amazing! Think of a drawer sachet on steroids.

Step 3:

Decoupage rice paper is strong and stable enough to handle moving the paper around a bit and even when repositioning the paper. First, pre-cut the paper. Fit it to the area you want to cover and press a slight crease with your finger. Then remove the paper and cut along the crease. Measure each section separately and don’t assume similar sections will measure the same. Remember this is vintage furniture and is often handcrafted and not machine-made. 

To read the rest of this lovely tutorial, hop on over to Reinvented Delaware here!

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