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Decoupage for beginners... or how to cover a child's wardrobe in pictures

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Gem13 Sun 13-Mar-05 09:57:56

Inherited a useful but not aesthetically pleasing nursery wardrobe.

Feeling all arty I am thinking about covering it in child friendly pictures (photos?). I know the old style of this is called decoupage but the only things I've seen by googling are the traditional (?) Victorian lady type objects.

Has anyone done what I want to do? I've been told I need to use PVA glue but have lots more questions. Any advice for layers of pictures? Where I get the pictures from (am thinking photos might be too thick)? and finally what do I 'seal' it with to make sure little fingers don't peel it off?!

TIA.

Gem13 Mon 14-Mar-05 11:38:19

Am bumping in hope of catching more artisitc mumsnetters!

littlemissbossy Mon 14-Mar-05 11:51:21

Look at the gallery on friezeframe.com to give you ideas, some have been used on furniture

littlemissbossy Mon 14-Mar-05 11:54:46

And here are instructions on how to decoupage children's furniture. Thank god for Martha Stewart, even though she's a criminal!

Gem13 Mon 14-Mar-05 20:16:55

Thanks for your links littlemissbossy. I think maybe decoupage was a little too fancy for what I was thinking. More collage type of effect.

I like Martha Stewart... only in America...

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