I was so excited to see that my post last week, Making a new door look old, was featured at the Swing into Spring party at http://diybydesign.blogspot.com. This week, I finally got around to using some old liquor labels to decoupage the top of a tiny table I have.
The table was originally stained brown and I chalk painted it with CeCe Caldwell’s Middleton Mustard. It looked okay but I knew I wanted to do something more to it. I saw a few tabletops on Pinterest that had been decoupagged with a map. Since this table is in my dining room near a bar, I decided to use old liquor labels that I found on Etsy.
I don’t have a picture of the original table but this is what it looked like when it was only chalk painted.
The first thing I did was lay the labels out on the table. After I found a layout I liked, I used some spray adhesive to stick them onto the table. I let that dry and began applying layers of Modge Podge.
To apply the Modge Podge, I used a foam paint brush and just brushed it over the labels. I allowed it to dry before applying additional layers. It goes on milky but dries to clear. I applied five layers and this was the end result.