Carol and Anthony have got another video tutorial they want to share with you. Watch this painting idea on how to give new life to this otherwise grungy old table.
The Art of Découpage
Découpage is the use of paper to decorate objects. It is an old craft believed to have come from Siberia to China before the 12th century. By the 18th century, artisans in Florence, Italy popularized this art form by combining it with other techniques.
In this episode, Carol chose to do a patchwork design using different scraps of paper. But first she prepared a table for painting with the usual sanding, cleaning, and priming with Boysen Flatwall Enamel, then a neutral Silver Grey Boysen Quick Drying Enamel.
She chose modern paper designs with subdued colors to match the silver grey paint color. She also chose a palette that would go well with the shiplap accent wall.
Another Video Tutorial for Découpage
Découpage is just one of the ways to recycle furniture and give it a new lease on life. This is not the first time that we used this technique.
Check out how Dexter and Mia made woodblock nursery art using different animal printouts. Instead of using the technique on furniture, they used it to make artworks to hang on the nursery wall.
Steal this simple idea by clicking on this link. You can use any kind of design – modern, vintage, romantic, etc. – to make these kinds of artwork for your walls or for your home accessories.
Tip: This is a relatively easy idea and can be used to fit any interior style. The trick is of course to make sure that your paper cutout designs match your room interiors.
Use Paint Instead of Glue
Instead of glue to make paper cutouts adhere to your surface, you can also decorate your home accessory using paint and a stencil.
You don’t glue paper cutouts for this technique. In stenciling, you cut out your design on a thin sheet of cardboard, metal, plastic or other materials. Then you secure it on a surface with tape and apply paint on the cut areas. Click on this link and see how Bea did it to make her BNB more attractive.
This is also another fun idea to experiment on. You can shop for stencils or you can make your own.
New You, New Hue
More Painting Ideas
Here are the previous webisodes if you want to see more DIY painting ideas:
Move on Max
I <3 Me
Carlo Comes Home
The Concrete Couple
Baby on Board
Honey Goes Healthy