Decoupagging tiny table with liquor labels

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.

Liquor labels I found on Etsy.

Liquor labels 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.

Table when it was only chalk painted.

Table 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.

Layout of labels before applying Modge Podge.

Layout of labels before applying 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.

Finished project.

Finished project.

Close up of table top.

Close up of table top.

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Making new door look old

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Just recently, I was looking for an antique door to replace the plain white door I have leading to my pantry. I couldn’t find any with those exact measurements so I decided I was going to try making my new door look old using some Annie Sloan chalk paint.

This is what the door originally looked like.

 

Original pantry door

Original pantry door

 

First, I painted the entire door using Annie Sloan Florence. It’s an aqua blue color.

The door painted in Florence.

The door painted in Florence.

I let that dry for an hour before painting a coat of Annie Sloan Primer Red over that. I didn’t exactly paint entirely over the Florence, I let some of that show through the red.919 920

I let that coat dry and finished off the painting with some Annie Sloan Wrought Iron. With this color, I put a small amount onto my paint brush and applied it only to certain areas of the door to give it an old, weathered look.

Wrought Iron applied over the Primer Red and Florence.

Wrought Iron applied over the Primer Red and Florence.

I let that dry then used a coat of the Annie Sloan clear wax. This wasn’t quite glossy enough for my liking so I added a coat of Minwax polycrylic clear semi-gloss.

The molding around the door was white and I didn’t like that contrast so I used some dark brown gel wax to stain it. It took a few coats but I just kept adding stain until I got it like I wanted it.

Painted door but with white molding.

Painted door but with white molding.

Here’s what my door looks like now! What do you think?

 

Finished product.

Finished product.

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