Thursday, 20 June 2013

Inspired by awesome DIY guide in Pinterest I have decided to try it myself and make recycled woven coasters out of the old magazine. My partner, Peter, has got many surf magazines lying around, and they do have many beautiful artistic photographs. So here is the final product :)


Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Old Cork Board Upcycled as Jewellery Holder and other Ideas

Old Cork Board Upcycled as Jewellery Holder

 Chest of Drawers Decoupaged with Music Note Sheets

Box filled with skewers makes unique knife holder


Monday, 10 June 2013

Wooden Key Hanger Decoupaged with Antique 1950s Portsmouth Map

Key hanger decoupaged with antique Portsmouth map I have found in local antique store - in the making, but taking shape presently. I really love the decoupage technique right now, any simple piece of furniture can look incredible when decoupaged with old postcards, pieces of newspaper, adverts, posters or wallpaper. It's really rewarding seeing how little work can add so much style. Don't get me wrong - I still love painting and distressing furniture, but with the decoupage the effect is constant and it significantly cuts the time spent on making the single piece. As with the painting you always have to wait between applying next layer of paint, where there are always two layers of primer plus two layers of paint on top. And I always try to distress the piece afterwards to add extra 'zing' where with decoupage the 'zing' is already there the moment you glue the first piece. I love it right now :)