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!
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.
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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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