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Work in Progress - Decoupage Chair

Craft, Interiors, PaperKate Marsden

You know how you have some projects which just go on for ever? I was inspired to have a go at a decoupage chair last summer after I saw some in progress in Gabriela Szulman's studio when I attended a workshop there. I think I had a total of one quiet day over the summer holidays last year and I got started. Then ran out of time...

It lauguished in a corner of my studio for months. I wasn't entierly happy (a bit too bright perhaps) but didn't really know what to do with it.

Then a couple of weeks ago I was quiet and had a bit of creative block - I was getting frustrated with a lot of work related stuff, and ended up just stopping for the day at lunchtime and working on the chair. I did this for a couple of days and I think it's now starting to come together...

The chair itself is an old one from IKEA which used to belong to a dining set we had in our old flat. I'm tempted to add some more white paint to tone it all down a bit more but I'm not sure, I also think the pink is a touch too pink! I'm really pleased with how the scalloped edge napkins worked though (and they had gold dots on too!). With hindsight I should've put two coats of white paint on the chair initially - currently considering whether I like the brush stroke look or whether I need to do something about it (erring on the side of the latter).

I think I would've benefitted from Gabriela's expert guidance again (or just from not doing it when completely knackered and at 11pm) but it's fun to have a play, and this chair will be living in my studio anyway so it's not the end of the world if this first attempt isn't perfect.

If you fancy having a go at decoupage yourself, go and have a look at Gabriela's website.

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