Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Decoupage with vintage wallpaper

A few months ago I purchased some lovely vintage wallpaper and vintage fabrics from the lovely Ada's Etsy shop and slowly I am getting around to using some of it. We have had this little trinket box, or a mini chest of drawers as Ikea refer to it, which has been crying out to be covered for quite some time and today was the day!


 
 



 
All in all it took no more than an hour and a half and I think it looks rather sweet in its new little coat. I absolutely love this wallpaper and for any of you with a similar project lined up or just in need of some wonderful vintage wallpaper, pop over to Ada's shop and grab yourself a bargain as she is currently selling the rolls off at a discounted price. Furthermore, she is also doing a wonderful giveaway to celebrate her blog's one year anniversary, so pop over to her blog to have a look. 
 
Off to go and fill my little drawers with some crafty related bits and bobs.
 
Warm Wishes
Hannapat
xoxo

20 comments:

  1. Oh I love what you've done here Hannapat - it's absolutely beautiful! This gorgeous wallpaper has turned the piece into something totally different! Well done!
    Joy xo

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    1. Thank you Joy for your lovely comment! xo

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  2. Hi Sweet Hannapat!! Love the wallpaper!! So pretty and brings such a pop of color to the mini drawer box! I have some old wallpaper that I have been waiting to use, so thanks for the inspiration!! Have fun filling the drawers up! And, thank you for always leaving such sweet comments!! Oh, you send me an email, and I can send you a photo of my teddy, if you want! Wishing you a beautiful and crafty week sweetest!! xo Heather

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    1. Thanks lovely Heather will do. xo

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  3. It's gone from 'ho-hum' to 'wowee!' With just a few dabs if paint and some fab paper, look what you have made! Well done! I hope you're not like me - after doing my bookshelves with Ada's papers, I wandered around the house, glue brush in hand, wondering what I could prettify next...Chrissie x

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    1. You make me giggle, its good! Yes I have to admit after I did my first decoupage a few years back I was in very much the same paintbrush-in-hand-at-all-times zone. xo

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  4. I can't believe the transformation of that little chest, it looks absolutely fantastic. xxx

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    1. Thanks freckleface, lovely to see you're back xo

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  5. Love, love, love! This is on my (very long!) list of things to do! :) x

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    1. I am sure you are spoilt for choice for what to cover it with.

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  6. Can you please tell me what adhesive you used to stick the wallpaper to the drawers? I have a large trunk waiting for some of Ada's wallpaper also but I'm not quite sure how to go about it. Advice would be ever so welcome.
    Rosie

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    1. Hi Rosie
      Thank you for your comment. I just used modge podge, but have also used wallpaper glue in the past. I really think it depends on the look you want. Personally I think modge podge works well enough, under the paper and on top. Modge podge can be expensive but you can make your own by using equal parts of water to equal parts of pva glue (just make sure to shake very well!!). I just use a paintbrush to apply and make sure you cut your pieces to the desired size before you glue it on to whatever you want to decoupage as cutting afterwards can lead to disasters, as I have learnt over the years. I really hope this helps?! Also I have used a clear varnish as a finish in the past, and it does add a lovely touch, but again it's a personal choice thing. What are you hoping to cover Looking forward to see what you do.

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  7. What a transformation! It's really fabulous, I love the way you incorporated the design of the wallpaper into the shape of the drawers. Perfect for storing bits and bobs. xx

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  8. Fabulous Hannapat, just love the colours and the vintage feel about it - you have transformed an ordinary little box into something very special.
    Lots of love
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxx

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  9. It is fantastic! I really love the colours. Perfect to fill with crafty bits!
    M x

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  10. This looks so lovely! You did such a neat job of the decoupage, Hannapat, and I love the colour. Now you can fill up the drawers with lots of pretty crafty things too, and enjoy using it :)
    Helen x

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  11. How cute is that, and you've done a lovely job there!

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  12. it looks really gorgeous! a lovely addition to your crafty space! Heather x

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  13. That looks absolutely gorgeous! I love that print too and I think that's the same one I also got from Ada's and popped in a frame in my daughter's room :-)

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