Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Oak Jewelry Stand

I really do have a problem.  I was driving my daughter to school on Friday and saw this on the way (we only live a couple of blocks from the school).  I sped up a little and Ania asked me what I was doing.  I told her I had to hurry so I could get back there and grab it before someone else got to it.  She gave me the look (I thought I was the one that was supposed to give "the look") and I said, "What?"

I knew right away what I wanted to do with it and it turned out even cuter than I thought it would (and I kept telling asking hubby if he thought it was cute and he gave me "the look", too!  Humph!).






 BEFORE

I love the shape of it, but the oak had to go.  Sorry, oak lovers. The little drawer fronts were perfect for my idea and some of the original trim was missing anyway, so I just took the rest of it off the drawers.




 AFTER

So much better!





I've been getting a lot of questions about how I do my decoupage and how it turns out so smooth.  I really don't have a secret.  I use scrapbook paper so it's a little heavier and I think that helps.  I also do a thin layer of MP because if your paper gets too wet then there's a better chance of it wrinkling.  I lay the paper on and smooth it out.  You can use a credit card or flat surface, but lately I've just been using my hand.  Be gentle, or you can tear the paper.  I wait for it to dry all the way before I do the top coat of MP.  It usually turns out pretty nice.





These knobs with this paper remind me a little of French Country and I just love it. 
















6 comments:

  1. I love it!!! Wonderful work.
    I was also hoping you would be able to offer a suggestion. I recently painted a piece of furniture and at first I thought I really liked the color but now i don't. Well, its not that I don't like the color. The color its just bit too bright and I would like to tone it down a bit. I already put 2 poly coats over the painted furniture.
    Is there anything you could recommend I try as I am trying to avoid the whole process of sanding/priming and painting again.
    Thanks much!

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  2. Oh. My. Gosh. I t is so incredibly cute and yes, you HAD to have it!

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  3. Absolutely perfect! Wish I had the space.

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  4. Love it! I've got a similar one of these that is pine colored. I have it stuck in a closet - time to take it out for a redo I guess.

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