One of the easiest ways to turn a piece of wooden furniture from drab to fab is to paint it and add a decorative element like decoupage. I found this side table at a recent flea market outing for $10. It was white, plain, and uninteresting … although it had a cute little shape. The price was right so I dragged it home, painted it, and added a little decoupaging.
I decoupaged the top of the side table, using vintage-looking scrapbook papers. You simply cut them to size and arrange them in a pleasing pattern. It’s actually quite fun arranging the patterns before decoupaging them. I glued them in place with Mod Podge, rubbed out the bubbles and let it dry. I then added a coat of Mod Podge to the top to protect the paper.
I thought the sides of the table looked a little plain, so I decoupaged a medallion of scrapbook paper onto the sides. And voila! A plain, white side table now has an air of artistry to it. This is one of those projects I love because it didn’t take a lot of time to complete and makes quite an impact when it’s finished!
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