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How To Make A Decoupage Table Top

27 views  •  12 Dec 2022
Alison Jones
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Try A Fantastic Decorative Technique An Amazing Decoupage Table Top

I really loved making this decoupage table top it's so decorative. It is easy to make and adds a colourful decorative accent to your home. I have chosen to do a chilli pepper design, but you can choose any picture that you like.

My Mum really wanted a little table for her conservatory as she likes sitting in there when she has a cup of tea in the morning. One of her favourite types of plants to grow in there are chilli plants, so the design reflects that.

To Make Decoupage Table Top You Will Need

Materials

  • Wooden Table
  • Emulsion Paints
  • Wax
  • Coloured Pictures
  • PVA Glue
  • Clear Water Based Acrylic Satin Varnish

Equipment

  • Small and Medium Decorators Paint Brushes
  • Soft Cloth
  • Fine Grade Sandpaper
  • Tape Measure
  • Craft Knife
  • Cutting Mat
  • Small Sharp Scissors
  • Plastic Wrap
How To Make A Decoupage Table Top

Paint Using Your Favourite Colours On The Tap Top

Step 1

Start by painting the table using white emulsion paint and then leave it to dry thoroughly. Next paint the table in an emulsion colour of your choice. I have chosen green for mine.

Step 2

Next, using a soft cloth, rub wax across the surface unevenly. Then leave it to dry.
How To Make A Decoupage Table Top

How To Create The Vintage Look

Step 3

Now that the table is dry, paint the table with a second colour of your choice, I have chosen yellow for mine. And leave to dry completely before lightly sanding the surface of the table.

Step 4

Using the fine grade sandpaper, gently sand the surface of the table until you can see the original paint (in my case green) showing through. Continue to sand the table until the paint has a distressed look to it.
How To Make A Decoupage Table Top

Be As Creative As Possible With The Decoupage Design

Step 5

Now you need  to measure the top surface of the table, so that you know how large to make your chosen design (in my case chilli peppers).

Step 6

Take your chosen pictures and photocopy them to your desired size. Then to start making your design, cut out the smaller inner areas between the design using a craft knife and cutting mat. Be careful when cutting around any delicate areas.
How To Make A Decoupage Table Top

Decorating A Decoupage Table Top Is Simple

Step 7

Now you can start cutting out the larger pieces using a small pair of scissors. Again taking care to preserve your design. Then arrange all of the shapes to create your design. You can move everything around until you are happy with it.

Step 8

Next, pick up each piece, one piece at a time and apply the glue to the back side of the cut out. Then gently pick up each piece and place it onto the top surface of the table. Smooth the surface carefully to ensure that there are no creases.
How To Make A Decoupage Table Top

How To Varnish A Decorative Decoupage Table Top

Step 9

Finally, varnish the table with four coatings of clear satin varnish. Ensure that you leave each coat to dry thoroughly between applying the next coat.
How To Make A Decoupage Table Top
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