This far I have done only minor decoupage projects. But last week I have done a bigger job and did some restoration and decoupage on furniture.
Here is what I had:
I had a little wooden old piece of furniture. I am even not sure how to call it in English.
First I applied some sandpaper to it to scratch the old polish. This helps the new paint to get stuck to it nicely. You do not have to remove all the polish, unless it flakes off.
Then I repainted it several times. It was initially dark in color, so I had to repaint it about 3 times to cover it up.
I repainted it in pistachio color.
Then I started to decoupage it.
I had several nice napkins with rosebuds on them.
I glued them with the wood transparent polish. Then covered up with several layers of polish, letting each of them dry up.
It did not look good yet, so I used some gouache paints (I do not have acrylic paints yet) to shade it. I mixed green, yellow and golden paints. I applied some of it to the surfaces and then rubbed them well with the washing sponge. This gave a nice finished look to my furniture decoupage.
When it dried up, I covered it with another layer of polish. That is my step by step furniture decoupage how to.
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I got inspired to crochet this little cute item by one of the blogs here.
It’s a hat shape crocheted pot holder with flowers. I did not use any specific pattern for it. It took me only half an hour to crochet it.
Here is a very healthy and easy to make beetroot salad recipe.
This beetroot salad is very easy.
Making of the beetroot salad:
Boil several beetroots in salty water. They have to get cooked well. You can prick them with a fork to see, if they got cooked. Then you cool them, peel them and grate the beetroots. Take few cloves of garlic and grate or press them into the salad. Pour some plant oil (I use sunflower plant oil) into your salad.
This beetroot salad is very healthy. The beetroot contains many vitamins, essential for your health. Garlic helps to clean your vessels and boosts your immune system. Plant oil contains vitamins and antioxidants in it.
There are many variations of this easy beetroot salad possible. You can add some walnuts and prunes into it. If you are not counting calories, you may add mayonnaise instead of plant oil. Here is an easy 5 min homemade mayonnaise recipe for you: https://busymomhelp.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/it-takes-5-min-to-make-your-home-mayonnaise-quick-mayonnaise-recipe/
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As many other girls, my older daughter is in love with Hello Kitty.
Here is our handmade soft toy Hello Kitty. We had a soft coat of our baby girl. She grew out of it. So, we made this toy together with my older daughter. We did not use any patterns for it. I drew a sort of pattern for this soft toy on a sheet of paper. Cut it out and placed on the fabric. It took us about 1 hour to make this soft Hello Kitty toy.
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I had an old box I used for crocheting hooks, needles, etc. I decided to give it a new look and to decoupage it.
The first step is (as always) to use some sandpaper and even it up a bit. BTW, I have started a new squido lens http://www.squidoo.com/decoupage-tips and you can find some decoupage tips there.
Then I repainted the box just once. I was already painted with the golden paint. I wanted it to be in sort of shabby chic style. So, I painted it just once.
Now, I tried various ways of applying napkins to the surfaces. Here is one that works better for me. Once the pain dries up, I take a brush and rub a bit of transparent wood polish onto the surface. I put just enough to wet it a bit. Then I stick the napkin on it and carefully get all or most of the air bubbles out.
This is the box top with decoupage roses on it.
When the napkin gets well adjusted to the surface, I use more polish to cover it up. Then I polish the entire surface and let it try.
I apply polish several times, letting it dry up every time. That’s my simple decoupage how to for this box.
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