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.

New You New Hue patchwork design

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.

painting idea using découpage
Nursery art using the découpage technique

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.

painting idea of stenciling furniture

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

Do you want to see how Carol and Anthony’s story unfolds? Click on the links below:
Starting a Life Together
Make A Dream Home
DIY Shiplap Accent Wall
Folding Chair Makeover

More Painting Ideas

Here are the previous webisodes if you want to see more DIY painting ideas:
DIY Diva
Move on Max
I <3 Me
Carlo Comes Home
The Concrete Couple
Baby on Board
Boarding Boys
Bea’s BNB
Online Oliver
Honey Goes Healthy

You can watch all the webisodes here in the blog. Just click on this link. But if you want to binge watch, go visit Studio B, subscribe and find all the videos under Boysen DIY!



Annie is the Managing Editor of Let it B | MyBoysen Blog. An unrepentant workaholic, she runs this blog and her own company Talking Lions ( She thrives on collaborating with people who are good at what they do, and working together with them to create something special. Annie learned interior styling while managing her own wholesale business in the Netherlands, importing high-end, handmade home furnishings to stock four outlets and a showroom in the country.

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