Do you have an old piece of furniture that’s an eyesore? Here is a unique and fun project for the entire family:
The piece shown is an old oak cabinet that we use for storage. The cabinet was painted green and crackled with a white finish. Green paint was added for trim. Once dry, we glued scrapbooking paper to the panels. We added a unique touch by painting pictures in some of the quilt squares. Get your family involved and have everyone paint a design! My daughter sketched the young girl from a picture she found of a rubber stamp.
What you need:
- Scrapbooking paper
- Mod Podge (Matte)
- Permanent Marker
- Acrylic Paint (optional)
- Primer, Paint, crackle (optional)
- Sand and prime the piece of furniture. Let dry.
- Paint a dark under color. Let dry.
- Crackle (follow manufacturers direction).
- Paint a lighter color. Let dry.
- Use sandpaper to distress piece.
- Cut out squares of paper and glue to the piece in a pleasing display. You are piecing together for a quilt-like affect.
- Leave some squares empty if you wish to sketch or paint your own pictures.
- Once dry, use a permanent marker to draw faux stitching around your pieces.
- Do a final seal with Mod Podge or similar product.
- Add a glass top if you are designing a table.
- Use vintage style paper.
- Add words or poetry
- Use pages from a favorite storybook.
- Add a section of chalkboard paint (It comes in all colors!)
- Paint on buttons or add real buttons.
- Use rub-on transfers.
- Use black and white or sepia photo copies of family members.
- Add vintage hardware to cabinets.
- Use recipes if the piece is for the kitchen.
- Add cork board.
- Add clothing tags or labels.
- For an office or studio? Make an envelope out of scrapbooking paper and add as a quilt piece. Use it to hold keepsakes or important papers.
- For extra storage add a hat box on top of your cabinet that matches the finished piece or quilt a box!