Wednesday, 13 February 2013

WOYWW and Delicious Decoupage

I suddenly had a eureka moment about the furniture upcycling - decoupage with napkins.

 I cut out the motifs then separated the backing. They were easier to cut with the backing intact.  The resulting tissue was surprisingly strong, ok being stuck down with a glue stick, and even coping being lifted a couple of times, for overlapping (just don't lick your fingers to separate them - they crumple!)  They are really thin, so they're like painting, with no ridges.

and this is how the whole pieces look

I'm very happy with the results, and will distress (sand) the edges and varnish them.

Now to make some pancake mix for when DH gets home, and then back to my crochet.

I'm putting this over on WOYWW with Julia and the others, so pop over and see what they've been up to.

Love for now, Chris x


  1. You have been busy and now crocheting ... I must and mot I had to do some crocheting this weekend first time in twenty years and I surprised myself how I remembered what to do
    Thanks for visiting my desk
    Jackie 3

  2. That looks beautiful, napkins are so pretty now and your furniture looks gorgeous. Helen, 2

  3. You should be very proud of yourself what an amazing way to upcycle your furniture I love the finished result.
    Happy WOYWW I hope you have a great day
    Ria #47

  4. Wonderful Idea, your project looks super x
    Happy WOYWW Heather # 62

  5. I did not know there was anyone else in Worcs, so it is good to know I am not alone. I love what you have done with those napkins/serviettes, such a pretty idea. Thank you for your visit today and you kind comment on my lighthouse. Have a good week with your crocheting, another of my hobbies. xx Maggie #8

  6. Oh wow, that turned out great!!! Love from Holland, Marit #89

  7. Looks great - what a wonderful idea.
    Thanks for visiting me - Happy WOYWW.
    Hugs, Neet xx 4

  8. Wow! With napkins no less! And such pretty napkins at that! And you crochet, too?! Busy lady. When do we eat? I loves pancakes. :) Happy WOYWW! Nan 5

    1. Sorry Nan - I made one lot of batter that got eaten as soon as DH got home at 4.30pm, and then he made a second lot that went the same way! In our defence, we didn't have anything else to eat - well, not until we went for a curry at 8pm with friends! I should say that we don't usually eat that much in an evening!! LOL x

  9. wow! these are gorgeous!! you clever, clever bunny!
    a happy WOYWW to you and i hope you have a wonderful week :)
    no. 7

  10. How amazing, they look great! I never would have thought of using napkins for the job but it really does work well.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me a lovely comment on my 'not quite there' hook case. I do like how it looks but I think I will end up doing it again, just so it 'feels' right too! Thanks for the encouragement though :D

    S x

  11. Beautiful job with the decopaging, you did a great job. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leaving me a comment, it's much appreciated! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  12. Awesome idea! I love the napkins you used and it would be wonderful on my outside tables. Gonna have to try this. Thanks for stopping by my desk this week and leaving a comment! Also thanks for sharing this wonderful project! Have a great week. Vickie #17

  13. Good grief, what wonderful fussy cutting! Marvellous result, no wonder you're pleased!

  14. I love this! What a great idea

  15. WOW what a very clever idea with stunning results and so well cut very impressed with your skills thanks for visiting yesterday and belated woyww wishes hope you have a fab week

  16. WOW!! They are amazing!
    Happy very belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #20

  17. Wow, this is great, what a super idea and so clever, I love the pattern its so pretty


  18. Wow your decoupage is fabulous, you must be very pleased with it. i hope you have as much fun with your new button tin

  19. What a lovely idea. I love the yellow roses on the furniture.
    April #119

  20. Wow! These look just beautiful!