Let me tell you ow simple and easy it is to transform a set of bedside drawers from drab to fab .
Technically the term refers to gluing items that have been cut out , you can use wrapping paper ,newspaper, catalogues ,greeting cards and fabrics are other possibilities . I like to use wrapping paper ,it gives you so many design options and I pay $2 for 3 pieces from my local cheapie shop .
I am all about saving money and doing my upcycling in the most easiest low stress way , I don’t go looking for hard work or time consuming projects as I am so time poor and busy like most of my Mummy clients .
No need to buy expensive decoupage glue or any glue at all ! I stick my paper direct onto my EZ 2 paint .Because or EZ 2 paint has special bonding agents you can eliminate the gluing process .
Pick your colours that will complement the paper you have chosen . I like to use different patterns with similar colours for the paper it adds a more eclectic look .
Remove drawer knobs and drawers from piece
Paint your first coat on entire piece & let dry
Now paint with a little more on the brush where you are going to place your paper .
Place your paper over the wet EZ 2 Paint , it will stick quickly and easily .
Use a ruler or store card to smooth out all the lumps ,bumps and air bubbles
Don’t worry if it isn’t the perfect size or the edges hang over , this is so easy to fix
Finish off the painting the rest of the piece
Now walk away , relax and let it dry ,this will take a little longer than usual due to the thickness of paint you have applied plus the air can’t get to it to dry
When it is dry you will notice the colour you have painted underneath will have seeped through a little and changed the colour . It will look awesome .
To make it look rustic or shabby using a sanding block , sand the corners so it looks rough and aged .
I sand the entire piece of paper to rough it up and add a faded worn look .
Finish off the rest of the piece in your own unique style .
I use wax to seal the entire piece and over the top of the decoupage but you can use any type of sealant that you feel comfortable with .