I get asked alot of questions via facebook and email
about the cute little desks I did for a client.
The girls were twins and their mom was redoing their playroom loft into a study.
And they each chose their paint color and paper that they wanted to use to decoupage drawer fronts of their desks.
They were fun and cute and flooded my email… I know there are a lot of tutorials out there but I thought I would just do a quick post on how I do it.
First paint your drawers and get good coverage on all the areas. I even do it on the place that I am actually painting…
you could skip that I suppose but it’s just not in me too..
Brush on a good coat of Mod Podge- just not too heavy.
I don’t cut my paper to size on the drawers prior to puting them on. I do a light coat on the paper as well.
Cover all the drawers fronts. Smooth down the paper using good pressure.
You will have a few bubbles possibly. Rub them down good they will disappear.
Once they have dried- or almost dry and the paper won’t move.
Get your sanding block out!! This paper was extra thick cardstock so it was a bit more to get it than thin would be.
Sand along your edges and you will be able to peel paper back- I actually peel down as not to tear it up towards you.
Here you can see where it has been sanded away….
You just keep working your way around, sanding, and tearing… it gives clean edges and distresses your paper at the same time!! Love!!
You finish off by adding another coat of the Mod Podge over the top to seal it.
Now it’s not done but I can’t show you anymore!! It will be for sale at the Vintage Market Days!!