Here are 19 stunning decoupage furniture ideas that can help transform old, tired furniture into something new and exciting.
If you have visited here before, you know I LOVE decoupage crafts, home decor and DIY projects.
You don’t want to miss this popular post with 27 Decoupage Ideas.
One of the reasons I enjoy it is because it’s basically foolproof. If you make a mistake, you can just cover it up with another piece of your decoupage material.
Plus, you can create small projects like mason jar crafts, to large projects like furniture.
Here Are a Few of my Most Popular Decoupage Projects:
- How to Decoupage with Napkins
- How to Decoupage on Glass
- How to Make Buffalo Check Plates with Mod Podge
- How to Decoupage with Mod Podge on Soap
Before we get to the furniture makeovers, let’s talk a little bit about the process of decoupage.
What is Decoupage?
Decoupage sounds fancy, doesn’t it? Per Wikipedia, it comes from the French word “decouper” and means the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts.
In fact, Artisans in Florence, Italy, have been using decoupage techniques since the 18th century. Remember all of those gorgeous pieces shown in magazines and history shows?
Is Decoupage the Same as Mod Podge?
No. Although, it is pretty common to hear it used when describing decoupage projects. Mod podge is the medium used for the art of decoupage. It is a glue, sealer, and finish all in one.
Decoupage is the actual process that uses images and a decoupage glue, like mod podge.
One of the many reasons decoupage is so popular is because it can be used on so many different surfaces.
Here are some of the most common:
What Materials Can You Use to Decoupage?
- Specialty Decoupage Paper
- Laser-printed photos
- Book Pages
- Beautiful Napkins for Decoupage
- Sheet music
Tips on How to Decoupage Furniture
- Prep your furniture – from cleaning the furniture piece properly to filling in any holes and fixing simple repairs, prep is very important.
- Remove any knobs or handles – replace them with an updated style, or reuse the ones you have.
- Sand your piece so you have a nice even layer to decoupage.
- Prime, paint or stain – this is all a matter of preference, but the colors in napkins (or whatever else you are using) show up much more vibrant on a white background.
Now that you have a little bit of background on decoupage and mod podge let’s get to these gorgeous decoupage furniture makeovers!
Decoupage Furniture Ideas
Are you looking for a way to update your furniture on a budget? Well, look no further than decoupage! This simple DIY technique can be used to transform any piece of furniture into something truly special.
With a little bit of creativity, you can create some stunning decoupage furniture ideas that will add personality and style to your home. So take a look at these inspiring projects and get started on your own makeover today!
This "free to me" curbside find table makeover is one of my favorite pieces. I found the botanical style drawer liners on clearance at a home store. The curved edges of the table really show off the pretty paper.
Mod Podge DIY Dresser Update
See how my friend Michelle from Michelle James Designs turned an old dresser into a beautiful piece anyone would be happy to display in their home!
How to Add Tissue to Painted Furniture
Learn how to add tissue paper to painted furniture with this detailed step-by-step tutorial.
French Farmhouse Dresser with an Image Transfer
You have to see this French farmhouse dresser makeover done with a stunning image transfer.
Decoupage Wall Paper Dresser
Learn how to update an old dresser with this decoupage wallpaper tutorial.
Make a Unique Marimekko Bench
Claire from Pillar Box Blue created an incredible Marimekko bench DIY.
Old Suitcase Table Repurpose
Turn a suitcase into a table with this DIY tutorial. Such a beautiful piece!
I picked up a $2 thrift store table headed for the trash and gave it a beautiful makeover with mod podge and pretty floral napkins for a cottage feel. It makes a great side table, or bedroom table.
Brilliant Ikea Moppe Hack With Maps
We all love an IKEA hack and this IKEA moppe hack with maps is amazing!
My daughter has a theatre degree and loves Broadway shows. I made this broadway decoupage table makeover for her first apartment. It's a sentimental piece with some of her favorite shows.
You can also decoupage fabric on furniture pieces as you can see in this nautical striped side table makeover.
Update Plastic Drawers with Mod Podge and Fabric
Patti from Hearth and Vine shows you how to update inexpensive plastic drawers with mod podge.
How to Decoupage Furniture
Decoupage is a great way to accentuate the lines and details of furniture pieces. This whitewash accent table is the perfect example.
Decoupage is also a great way to add detail to the back of cabinets, or inside drawers. I used wallpaper for this curio cabinet makeover.
DIY Paper Tiles with Resin for a Decoupage Table
Learn how to use resin and decoupage to make a unique and bold end table.
Make Personalized Map Chairs
Update old chairs with decoupage vintage maps for a gorgeous addition to your home.
This old dresser was given new life with a beautiful antique paint finish and decoupage drawers.
Floral Decoupage Napkins Bookshelf
Make a one of a kind bookcase using decoupage napkins for a beautiful display.
DIY Dresser Makeover with Gift Wrap
You can even use gift wrap to decoupage. This is such a gorgeous piece!
So, what do you think? Are you ready to transform a piece of furniture with decoupage? You can always start out with something small, like a tray until you feel comfortable with the process.
Once you start, you will want to decoupage “all the things”! Be sure to share your photos with us on Facebook and Instagram and use the hashtag #ModPodgeCrafts. We can’t wait to see them!
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Common Types of Mod Podge Decoupage Glue
In most of my decoupage projects, I use a matte finish mod podge as my decoupage glue. It’s extremely versatile. However, there are so many different types of mod podge.
You can check out this helpful Mod Podge Formula Guide from Amy at Mod Podge Crafts. You can also make your own mod podge glue using classic school glue
How Long Does Decoupage Take to Dry?
You want to let your decoupage glue at least 20-30 minutes in between coats. Also, let your project dry completely for 24 hours.
I hope you found these decoupage tips helpful! Thanks for stopping by. Happy creating!
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Thursday 17th of March 2022
So much inspiration here. I know what I want to do this weekend. Hit the thrift stores and decoupage a piece of old furniture.