How to decoupage fabric onto furniture | How About Orange

February 28, 2008

How to decoupage fabric onto furniture

And now for Caroline's next trick: thrift store nightstands she painted and dressed up with fabric. She's on a makeover rampage! And best of all, she wrote a tutorial to go with this project so we can all decoupage. After reading it, I think I would like to decoupage my entire condo.

28 comments:

Casey said...

AHH! I am so glad you posted this! This is exactly what I was trying to find out how to do a couple months ago, I'm sure I'll find something else to do it with

Aja said...

Thanks for this post! Now I have another project to try out.

jen said...

Hey, thanks! I recently did an old child armoire in vintage wallpaper, and was fixin' to do that for my sister's new baby room, but gee whiz what a world of choices opens up when you switch from old wallpaper to new fabric. Sweet!!

charcuterista said...

Kickin' idea! Thanks for the how-to - now I have to go looking through my apartment for something to decoupage...

Mendy at Modern Charm said...

You reminded me of something. There is an old trick of using liquid starch to put fabric onto walls. Supposedly, when you are tired of it, it just peels off and your wall is perfectly fine.

Jess said...

Okay, you try it first and tell me how it goes. :) Sounds potentially really messy! I might have to google this.

jcaroline said...

Mendy is not crazy. Well, she may be, but the liquid starch idea I have heard of. In fact, it is on my list of things to try. I'll let you know...

Jess said...

Great. You do it first. :) Knowing you, you'll probably do it tomorrow and have a before-and-after of your wall to show us before the weekend hits.

jcaroline said...

Maybe. ;)

cc said...

love liquid starch and fabric- it's great for all sorts of things but I used to use it in apartments-

wash and iron your fabric- I have a tendency to use cheap flat sheets, it's amazing how much territory they cover- then get it goopy in the liquid starch and hang it like you would wall paper- also great for putting "appliques" on the wall for seasonal or other decoration- and more personal than some of the "wall stickers" you can find

I'm trying to figure out how to use starch and fabric to "quilt" an ugly kitchen wall

High Desert Diva said...

This is like magic! I was wondering how to go about doing this very thing. Thanks for the link

Travis Erwin said...

I'm not the least bit crafty but there is something about the word decoupage that tickles my fancy.

Country House Antique Textiles said...

oooh so excited to have found you. I always like to find new ideas for vintage fabrics.
Donna x

creatist said...

more than nay other craft blog, i love yours! yours is such fun.. :) thankyou

Mellissa - wondermommy said...

She did such a great job on that nightstand.

Tamar said...

This is seriously awesome. I've been wondering if this type of thing was possible!

reinaswan said...

This gives me some inspiration to revamp the old.

Cakespy said...

Omg. I love this idea! I have been wanting to do something like this and you put a project and a name to what's been kind of idly going through my head! Yes!

Tizzalicious said...

That's so great! Thanks for posting that!

A Fanciful twist said...

Decoupaging furniture is the best thing on the planet!! I feel the same way!!

Jess said...

Guys, I'm totally excited about the "starching fabric onto the wall" idea.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely GREAT tutorial!! I just finished some side tables handed down from my mom, to my older sister, to me. They were hideous and now have new life!! I'm moving on to my coffee table next!!

Anonymous said...

You did a great job on the tutorial. It was refreshing to hear that everything didn't go perfectly smooth for you either and you also skip steps and regret it. Perfect mix of pictures and clear definitions. The pieces are GORGEOUS as well as is your fabric.

Paola said...

Just what I was looking for..!!
Thank you so much for the detailed instructions.

collipop said...

anyone else having trouble opening the tutorial link? Please help!!!! Have twice enrolled in a class to learn this and it was cancelled!

BYoung said...

I just did this to an old coffee table...i did the wood black with a vintage cream and black fabric center, and it turned out great, thanks for your tutorial!

decoupage said...

awesome furniture

Tani and Tallulah said...

Awesome post. Thanks for the info, I like your style.

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