Okay, so my hubby is right, I think I am going to decoupage every room in our house. 😉 I am so glad he loves my decoupaging! ❤
This most recent project came about as a result of both loss and blessing.
Our dear, dear friends are moving far, far away. They are the type of friends that you can be real with, silly with, deep with….these are friends who have both cried with us and rejoiced with us. Good, good friends indeed! They will be missed more than they can probably know by so many who are a part of their lives here!
Can you imagine moving and needing to get rid of most of the things in your home? I can’t! Well, these dear friends who are doing just that, blessed Doug and I by giving us their awesome purple couches and gorgeous red rug.
I remember the first time I walked into their house and saw these in their living room….I knew we would be good friends! 🙂 I love their spunkiness, and this furniture is soooo them! It is also sooooo us! Maybe that’s why they thought of us when they pondered a home for their loved living room furniture.
Something so special that the wife told me which I will always remember as I sit on these couches (that’s where I am sitting as I type these words) is this, “Lots of praying has happened on those couches…even for you.” I am looking forward to saying the exact same thing back to her someday!
So, these beautiful couches and rug that have found their new home in our loft area upstairs are the inspiration behind this new decoupage project. Purples, reds, whites, and blacks….love it!
I started with two blank canvases….
Purple, Red, Black, & White Decoupaged Pair
*Created by Lori at creatingbeautyinthekitchen.wordpress.com
- Mod Podge
- Mix patterned scrapbook paper…some that have purple, red, black, and white. (Or pick 4 different colors of your choice)
- 2 white medium sized canvases
- Paint brush for Mod Podge
- Drop cloth or old sheet
- Lay out the drop cloth/sheet. This will be your work station.
- Pick out the different scrapbook papers you would like to use and have an idea of what you want each canvas to look like.
- I did not want to cover the sides of the canvases, so I cut all the scrapbook pieces to fit to the edges of the front.
- You can use an entire scrapbook paper as is, or cut out random shapes to use. I did both of these things.
- Put a thin layer of glue to the back of each piece of paper you have cut (one at a time)and make sure to smooth it out if that is the look you are going for. When it is sticking well and is also wrinkle free (unless you like the extra texture of the wrinkles, like I did in my Wrinkled Decoupaged Canvases…I did a bit of a mixture on this project), then you can add another piece. I really like the non-perfect look of it being a little wrinkly. I think it adds to the texture and character of the project.
- When it is finished, layer a top coat of Mod Podge on it. You may want to put several coats.
- Hang on the wall.
Cindy & John, if you are reading this….we love you guys tons! May your hearts be comforted to know that your couches and rug are already well-loved in their new home! ❤ Miss you already!