Table Makeover With Decoupage

Hey guys!  I’ve been on a DIY kick lately – looking at everything in my house to see what I can do to it to make it different.  Sometimes even the slightest change or update can make everything look new and fresh.  I came across this stunning stenciled table by Amy at Always Never Done and wanted to do my own version.  But, I didn’t want to have to buy a stencil.

I have a small black table much like the one Amy used and I had some black and white scrapbook paper with script writing.

Hmmm – decoupage to the rescue!french-poem-stencil-table-always-never-done-7-e1455286904167


My table was already black, so I gave it a quick cleaning and sanded the top a bit so the glue would hold better.  I covered the top with a pretty thick layer of glossy ModPodge.  This was the first time I have actually used ModPodge, but I’m sure it won’t be the last.  It was so easy!


First layer


Next, I put the scrapbook paper on top and smoothed it out with an old credit card to remove any wrinkles.  I didn’t get them all out, but it just added to the charm of the table.  This paper was fairly thin so a thicker piece would have probably worked even better.


scrapbook paper


Then, I applied a final layer of ModPodge on top and let it dry…


With decoupage on top


Once everything was dry, I used scissors to cut as close to the edge as possible, then sanded to get a clean edge.  Here’s the completed project:


table finished                                                    table after (2)

I’m really happy with it and now I’m ready to tackle the next DIY project!

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