Shabby Chic

Shabby Chic

Up-cycling is the art of taking something old and making it new again. It is a great way to give old items new life, and it is also a fantastic way to save money. As someone who loves thrift shopping, I often find myself on the lookout for items that I can up-cycle into something that matches my style. One of my recent projects involved an old memo board I found at a thrift store. I took if from 70's to shabby and pretty

I started the project by painting the board with Fusion paint in white. Whenever you decoupage a napkin always use white or off white. Fusion paint is a great choice for up-cycling projects because it is durable and has a smooth finish.

The napkin is from the March Decoupage Club box definitely a shabby chic pattern and it was perfect for this project. You can read more about the Club Here

I trimed down the napkin using a wet paintbrush which gives me an organic tear. You can see the how I did that in the video below. I decoupage the napkin using Liquid Patina similar to Modpodge, liquid Patina is less gluey, if you find that your napkin rips when applying, it could be the modpoge you can water it down just a little. The other reason I use Liquid Patina is it's a true mat finish. 

So the next time you find an outdated item In the thrift store consider decoupaging a napkin, you will love it!

Supplies I used for this project​

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