How to Decoupage Fabric Over Painted Wood
I found the perfect project to try to decoupage fabric onto. This old Dresser I found for FREE! Check out my Trashy Tuesday series if you want to see more of the fantastic stuff I pull out of Dumpsters.
1st Step in Prepping your Piece for Decoupage and Paint
I cleaned the entire piece thoroughly with TSP Solution, wiped it off, then gave it a light sand. Some parts on the top required a good spray coat of Laquer to keep the stains from coming through. This was, for sure, a bleeder. You can read about how to take care of this pesky problem HERE.
After the cleaning, you are ready to paint your furniture
Next, I painted the entire piece in 2 coats of my new favorite color. Debi’s DIY Paints in Weathered Wood. I LOVE this paint. Super easy to use, and the names and the colors are all on-trend and fun. And the best part, DIY Paint is clay based and 100% Natural.
Tip: When painting furniture where the drawers will sit flush with the frame, be sure to paint the insides of the frame too. If your drawer pushes go past the edge, or even if it is flush, you will see where you didn’t paint.
That is the equivalent of having your underwear sticking out of your pants. 😉 It’s also really lovely to line your drawers….
After Painting, smooth your piece with Sandpaper
Once the piece was dry, I lightly sanded the entire thing in 320 grit sandpaper. This smoothed and burnished the paint. You can see the beautiful striation of the clay coming through when you use a higher grit of sandpaper or even a brown grocery bag!
I sealed the entire piece with one coat of DIY Liquid Patina. Another amazing product. I used it to seal my work as a top coat, to Decoupage my fabric, and you can even use it as a glaze or a stain. It can be tinted with any color and will penetrate over raw wood or add a beautiful hue and layers of color to any project.
Play around with the Fabric before you start the Decoupage over the Paint
To get a better idea of how the fabric would look before I decoupaged it over the paint, I played around with it until I got the order I liked to get a better idea of how the fabric would look. Talk about drawers overflowing!
Here is a quick video to show how to use Liquid Patina to Decoupage Fabric.
And here is the finished project again. You may think this is a funny place to put a Decoupaged Fabric Dresser; it is in my master bedroom closet! It makes me happy every time I walk in there. It’s a little too girly for Suffering Husband to have in our Master Bedroom.
Ready to do a project of your own with this look? You can grab the products right here!
Grab the DIY Paint color and a Liquid Patina to get Decoupaging on your next project!
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