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How to Apply Plaster Texture to Drawer Fronts with Joint Compound

I have been working on a small desk that I swiped off my best friend’s  neighbor’s curb several years ago.  Yes, it’s been sitting in my house that long… waiting.  Good news, though is that  I’ve finally started on it, and part of the process is adding plaster texture, actually joint compound, to the drawer […]

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Speckled Easter… Hey Those Aren’t Eggs…Splatter Paint Texture

A simple nest of speckled eggs can bring about thoughts of fresh air and springtime; the county fair, the Circle H, the French Market… Okay, I’m going to take a 180 here, because, I just can’t help but marvel at how much speckled eggs look like splattered paint! Or maybe I should say, splattered paint […]

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This Might Look Like Snake Skin… Plaster and Bubble Wrap Texture

In the process of a furniture project, I wanted to add a little dimension to my piece, so I went looking around for ideas.  I had it in my head to try plaster and bubble wrap texture.  I didn’t see too much on the subject, although what I did find, such as alisonrachelreid.blogspot.com, was very […]

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Faux Wood Grain Storage Box with Lid

Here is an idea for a diy storage box with lid that has the look of wood without the cost or labor needed to make a lidded storage box from wood.  This one is made of cardboard and simply faux painted to look like real wood.  I used an empty computer paper box, but if […]

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Napkin decoupaged storage box with lid

Tie-Dyed Napkin Decoupage Storage Box with Lid

Here is an idea for a diy keepsake or storage box using party napkins and decoupage.  Napkin decoupage is a little tricky because the napkin usually has two layers, but the creative options are plenty because party napkins are so colorful and inexpensive, not to mention the ever changing party themes offered on the market.  […]

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Textured Tray

Re-purposed Textured Tray                                                                                                                                                                 I re-purposed this tray by adding some texture with joint compound.  Joint compound is fairly easy to use and allows you to create a multidimensional look.  By letting the joint compound begin to harden, then smoothing it down with your hands, you can obtain a surface smooth enough to […]

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Wrapping Paper Keepsake Box

A keepsake box can be a great gift, and even better if it’s handmade.  I made this keepsake box from a few items including a storage box with lid ( I used a computer paper box), wrapping paper and decoupage.  Applying decoupage and paper to the cardboard makes the box more durable and long lasting.  […]

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Backgammon Decoupaged Nesting Tables

  Nesting tables are great space savers.  You can store the smaller pieces under the larger piece when not in use and pull the smaller pieces out when you need to use them.  I picked up this set of nesting tables for a great deal.  It was missing the top inserts, but with a little […]

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re-purposed table with decoupage

Sheet Music Table Makeover

        Decoupage is a fairly easy process and a great way to customize your own look.  For this table I took old sheet music, crumpled it up, ripped it into pieces and edged the pieces with black ink to get what I think is an interesting yet simple look to a previously […]

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