Well, my husband thinks I’ve completely lost my mind…
Yesterday, I decided to take a break from the construction-type projects (cabinet installation, wainscotting installation, etc.), and do something a little more relaxing and crafty. So I turned my attention to my dining table.
I had purchased a table base for $15 at my favorite local thrift store (which is going out of business…booooo!) It was old, but I loved the shape, and a few coats of crisp white paint brought it back to life. I then added a table top made from two layers of 3/4″ MDF, and then I did something a bit crazy. You see, lately I’m a bit obsessed with color. Bright, cheerful color. So I decoupaged some brightly colored papers onto the top of the table. Here’s the result:
I absolutely love the way it turned out. My husband, on the other hand, was a bit…shocked.
When he walked into the room, I said, “Well, what do you think? It’s fun, right? Maybe a bit funky?”
His reply was, “No…you know what it is? It’s pretty!”
Now before you say “Aww, how sweet”…let me just stop you. I don’t really think he meant that as a compliment. You see, when we got married six years ago, my taste in decor was very…well…masculine. I liked dark colors, dark woods, clean lines, contemporary style, and no clutter. Definitely nothing frilly, lacy, ornate…and definitely no PINK.
Now I’ve done a complete 180 degree turn. My taste is more vintage-inspired, with more frills, more sparkle…and with lots of pink!!
I’m sure he’s regretting giving me complete control over the decor of our home.
Well, that’s all of the time I can spare on the crafty stuff for now. Today, it’s back to the heavy lifting and the construction-type projects. I’ll be so glad when it’s finished!!!
Edit: After doing several decoupage projects, and always being frustrated by wrinkled paper, I finally learned how to decoupage without wrinkles! Click here to see what I’ve learned. On a project like the table above, I always seal the decoupage with at least two coats of clear water-based, non-yellowing polyurethane.