Do you have a piece of furniture that you want to customize? Well if so, decoupage is your simple solution to creating the perfect customized décor. Today, I want to show you how you I turned an old piece of furniture into a customized pineapple themed end table.The end table that I used, was a table that I actually picked up off of the side of the road. You can see in one of my previous posts, how I used chalked spray paint to fix it up.
After I finished laying the ground work by painting the table a lovely gray color, I decided that I wanted to take it a step further and truly customize it to match my beach themed basement.
I found the most adorable pineapple napkins when I was at HomeGoods one day, and I was instantly inspired! I decided that I would decoupage the pineapple napkins on to the top of the table.
For those of you who have never decoupaged before, it is so simple! All you need is…
Decorative Material (in my case the napkins)
Cut the napkin into a small square piece (1/4th of the total unfolded napkin).
Decide where on the furniture you would like to place the napkin. I started with the edge first, and then worked my way to the middle. In order to cut the napkin to fit the edge nicely, I folded the napkin over the edge as to make a nice line so I knew where to cut.
Peel off the white backing of the napkin. This way you only place the decorative part on to the furniture.
Lay out your first layer of Mod Podge in the area that you will be working. This creates your base so that the napkin will stick to the table.
Place the napkin on to the table. Use either your Mod Podge Roller or Squeegee to roll out the air bubble and to seal down the edges.
Cover the entire napkin with a top coat of mod podge to seal it to the table. Don’t worry about being neat with the mod podge, as it will dry clear.
You can repeat this process until the furniture is covered to your liking. It takes about 15 minutes for the mog podge to completely dry, so if you are planning on layering anything on top of your collage, wait at least 15 minutes for the best results.
After my piece was dry, I decided to paint on my own pineapple logo, along with pineapples and beach themed flowers. I used stencils to do this so that it stayed looking nice and neat. I purchased the stencils and paint from Michaels. The paint that I used, was the Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Craft Paint.
Here is the finished product…