Sunday, July 10, 2011
23. Craft Cupboard Stage 1 - Wallpaper Collage
Time to realise the Craft Cupboard dream! In June we had our council clean up collection and across the road from our house I spotted this 1930s cabinet. It was in a pretty sorry state.
It was only after we got it inside that I realised that it's almost exactly like the craft cupboard I have as my dream storage space on my Craft Cupboard Page. Since then I've been researching different paint techniques and storage options and today I made a start on my craft cupboard restoration.
I found some vintage wallpaper books (also in the council clean up) and I decided to use them to do a patchwork collage on the back wall.
I cut out squares of different sizes, making sure to keep my colour palette limited to blue, yellow, and white.
Once I had a pile of squares I glued them onto the back of the cabinet, starting with the largest pieces first. I kept the shiny silvery coloured ones to add as the top layer.
The wallpaper pieces were prepasted but unfortunately the glue no longer worked since they were so old. I used PVA first and then a glue stick to stick down any stray edges.
This technique can be used on any furniture, it would look great on the front of a chest of drawers or on a table top and then covered with a sheet of glass or even varnished.
So far my costs are at $0.00.
Check back next week for stage 2!