This week I’ll be at Haven Conference with my friends from DecoArt. You guys know that I use Decoart craft paint and Americana Decor Chalky Finish (chalk) Paint and Americana Stencils…
But I’m so excited to show you something else from DecoArt, their new Decou-Page Papers! I’ve been a decoupaging fool over the past 3 weeks while trying out these fantastic new (perfect weight) decoupage papers!
Today, I want to show you my jewelry box makeover!
I love all things vintage and DecoArt has a beautiful vintage inspired paper that works well with my favorite Chalky Finish Paint color: Vintage 🙂
You’ve seen those plain wood boxes at your local craft store!? They are the perfect blank canvas!
This project is super easy…let’s do it!
Here’s What You Need:
*Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint (I used Vintage)
*Decou-Page Papers (I used Victorian Romance)
*Decou-Page Paper Medium
*Decorative Knobs (optional…but ever-so cute-so…why not!?)
First remove any hardware that came with the box, even if you’re going to use the original hardware, go ahead and take it off so you can more easily work on the box!
Paint your box. I put 2 light coats on mine…
And since this is a small box, I painted the inside of the drawers …again, why not!?
When your paint is dry, lightly sand over the box and drawers to make the piece look gently worn and just a bit chippy…(Pay special attention to the corners and edges)
The edges and corners, when sanded add a whole lot of character…
Cut paper to correct size and using the Decou-Page Paper medium, adhere the paper to the drawer fronts. When it’s completely dry, lightly sand over the paper-again, paying attention to the edges and corners. (When you sand the paper, some of the color will rub off which adds to the charm IF you’re going for a vintage finish)
I also used another patterned paper in the Victorian Romance papers for the bottom of the drawers…
If you’re using new knobs, you’ll have to drill other holes. (Also, I used regular size knobs which have long screws. I didn’t want the screws to stick way out inside the drawers, so I used a rotary metal cutter to cut them off. But you can use a vise grips and a hack saw or you could just leave the screws long! )
The hardest thing about this project was making the screws for the knobs the right size. Other than that, the entire project took no time!
This would make a great Christmas gift! Start making a few now and get ahead for the holidays!
There are so many papers to choose from, one to fit every design preference!
Take a look at all the design packs and let me know: what papers are your favorites?