I finally found time this past weekend to do a large decoupaging project I've been wanting to do for a while.
We found a bookcase/shelf on the street (I love street finds), and even though it looked ghastly I saw some potential in it. If nothing else it was a nice object to practice my decoupaging technique on.
Here is the shelf, in all it's weird glory, getting ready for some mod podge and paper and my loving touch...
For a while it served it's purpose covered by some Thai fabric. I thought about painting it, but couldn't be bothered with sanding it first (the design that was painted on was textured so without sanding the shelf first the design would show through.) So, decoupaging was a perfect choice. The lazy choice.
Tools. Not much needed. Mod Podge, paper, brushes.
And here's my shelf! (After about 3 hours and one extra trip to an art store for some more paper.) It ended up looking and feeling almost like leather. So, yeah, we got ourselves some giraffe skin covered bookshelf. 'Cause that's how decadent we are.
Man... this ended up being quite a task. But enjoyable, too.
And the result was a reward in itself. I'm quite pleased the way it turned out. Great project and a very small expense.
The little dress-form guy is Terry's present to me for Valentine's Day. Isn't he adorable?! I've wanted one for ages and I was over the moon excited when I saw him. I couldn't stop jumping from joy! The fact that it came from Al's Attire shop made it even more special. I wrote earlier about Al's here.
We call him Pip. Master Pip. He immediately got awarded a little watch pin (as an honorary Tarnoff medal.)
See him here at Al's Attire modeling clothes...
In his little suit. How cute. I used to stare longingy at this little guy every time we would walk by the shop and now he's in our home.
Stamped by Al before he left the shop.
And, finally, at the Tarnoff residence... He's just perfect.
Have a lovely rest of the week!