Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My Attempt at Decoupage

I decided to try my hand at decoupage about midnight last night while watching "Sleeping with the Enemy" for about the 20th time. I don't know why I always watch that movie when it's on. I used a 10 cents tray from a yard sale and a pack of napkins bought at TJ Maxx. Sorry, no before pictures. It is not very smooth, but it turned out alright. Napkins are very thin and tear easily so that was kind of a pain. If anybody has any tips on decoupaging let me know 'cause I plan on trying it again.

Tasha left me a comment the other day wanting to know how I covered the backs of the open cabinet in my kitchen. My husband measured and cut some thin pieces of wood to fit. I used wrapping paper and just taped it on the wood. Then we put the pieces in the cabinets. Two of them fit in there perfectly and the other two have a small screw to hold them in place. Totally easy and cost me nothing!

Heather 57 wanted to know my kitchen paint color. It is American Tradition (the brand Lowe's used to have) Cherokee Red.


Hope you have a wonderful day!!!




22 comments:

Tammy said...

The tray looks great. The only help I can offer is to use tissue paper.
I decopauged two old samsonite pieces of luggage with tissue paper covered in roses. It needs to be done again after about 9 years. Napkins do tear easily but tissue paper seems to hold up better. Hope that helps.

Domestic Designer said...

Looks great! You have inspired me...as usual! Have a wonderful day!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

We are on the same page... :)
I have been trying my hand at this with Modge Podge...I want to add fabric trim to mine...but it could be overkill. Not sure what to do yet-Yours looks lovely!
I used scrapbook paper...

Angie said...

The tray looks so good!! I love decoupaging!

Stacey said...

I like the tray! I always think about trying this and never have. Have had a bottle of Modge Podge in the cabinet for two years.

There is so much pretty paper out now the possibilities are endless!

Shelia said...

Angie, I think you did a beautiful job on your decopage! The colors are so nice! I've only done this once and made some fashion plates! It reall was fun!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Mandi said...

I think it turned out great! I have 2 tips for decoupaging. First, I always use a sponge brush to put the modge podge on. Second, I smooth out bubbles with a credit card. Hope that helps!

Sandy Toes said...

I love that movie Sleeping with The Enemy...I get all spooked out everytime I watch it!
sandy toe

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Okay, I'm also guilty of watching that same movie every time it's on. If I happen upon it, I'll stop and watch. If I know it's coming on, I set the darn tv to change to the channel at that time. lol!
I think your tray looks great. I happen to like bubbles but I don't see any on yours. I have to concur with Tammy. Tissue holds up much better then napkins and I also use scrapbook paper, wrapping paper and use a foam brush when applying :0)

Queen Bean said...

Maybe try scrapbook paper next time. It's thicker and probably will not rip. I saw a lampshade transformation using mod podge and scrapbook paper over at sanctuary arts' blog. Deana

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Lisa said...

Really pretty! I've never used napkins before but looks like you did a great job!

Julie said...

Angie cute tray I haven't done this yet I'm wanting to try this also.
Have a great day
julie

The Tattered Cottage said...

I confess...I don't know what it is about that movie (maybe that she gets the bad guy in the end??) but I watch it everytime it comes on also. You tray looks great. I have done a little decoupage with Modge Podge, but am definitely no expert LOL. Since napkins are so thin, maybe try scrapbook paper, it comes in so many different prints.
Toni

Kitty Scraps said...

Love your tray! I apply Modge Podge with foam brushes but sometimes when I don't have any handy I'll use a regular small paint brush, it works fine. Great job!

Simply Stacey said...

Your tray turned out really cute! You sound like me doing projects at midnight!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Napkins are a pain. They're so light weight that they'll often tear when you apply the glue. But it came out great!

Manuela

Shannon said...

That turned out great!

eoherman1981 said...

This looks great! I am new to decoupage too and would love any great tips! The letters I made for my girls' room had bubbles and wrinkles all over them :( I love your projects and have copied some of them myself - especially the initial in the frame!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

The tray looks great! I have only decoupaged once and used a kit with supplied paper...and it was regular paper weight paper

Nina said...

I love the tray. Great job!

Dawn said...

The tray is lovely. I love the way you layed it out. I wish I could get my house looking as good as yours. I'm still trying to get the basics together and I've been here a number of years! I'm making progress though with the inspiration of all my new blog friends.
Dawn