- $5 for mod podge
- $0 for paint, wrapping paper, and drawers/shelf (left over)
- about 30 min.
I originally got this item from a neighbor who was packing up after their garage sale. They didn’t want to carry it home, and I thought I could do something interesting with it.
First, I followed the instructions found on the internet. I wiped the chest(?) down, applied mod podge on top. Then I put some at the back side of my wrapping paper and carefully applied it. I thought this was going to be a very straight forward simple project. However, the paper started to bubble up quickly no matter how much I tried to smooth out the surface. I tried pushing with my fingers, ruler, and credit card. It was no use. The surface still looked quite blotchy. Like this ->
Oh yuck. That was ugly.
So I removed it and contemplated what to do. Luckily, on the same day, Whimsygirl gave me a roll of “wall paper” from Target. I figured I’d try decoupage again with thicker paper.
That stuck better.
Then I painted the front of the drawers brown with left over brown paint.