I posted a video on Facebook showing off my top secret tip for decoupaging paper without getting a ton of wrinkles.
You know what ya’ll said?
“I want to see the desk when it’s done.”
The proof is in the pudding peeps.
Here is the desk, in all of it’s non-wrinkled paper glory.
I forgot to take a before photo.
I almost never forget it because that is what makes painting furniture so fun.
But I committed this DIY cardinal sin.
Forgive me please.
I painted the body of the piece in Heirloom Traditions Paint’s Black Bean. It is a true dark black but can look gray before wax is applied.
To make the desk a rich, deep, dark, black I finished the desk in Jet Black Furniture Wax.
In case you missed my super unprofessional and unscripted video tutorial on decoupaging paper, here it is.
Yes, there are a few small wrinkles but it was mainly because I was in a hurry.
Perfection is for people who perform Lasik eye surgery, not for furniture painters. M’kay.
The superadorable tissue paper is from Target and was only $1.50.
I used 1Gel as my decoupage – the same medium I use to transfer images.
It is a twoferone product. My favorite kind.
I am obsessed with all of the plaid this season so I was excited to impose my love for it onto a piece of furniture.
I also used a runner on the desk top in a black and white buffalo check from Designs by Jamie.
I love that the plaid/check/gingham trend will go from fall into Christmas, don’t you?