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clairol5
« on: May 21, 2007 02:12:58 PM »

My boyfriend had an ugly flat pack style wooden shelf lying around (no before picture but i'm sure you can imagine the monstrosity). I wanted to try some decoupage as I've never done it on this scale before and it seemed a rather satisfying craft. We found some surprisingly cheap women's fashion magazines in an antiques shop from the 1920s which were perfect as the paper wasn't too thick. I felt a bit awful cutting up these relics which were in such good condition, but I figured they would be appreciated more this way.



And here's a close up which shows the magazines in more detail.


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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007 02:46:58 PM »

Is it as simple as pasting down the papers onto the furniture and giving it a varnish?

This is so cool!
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2007 04:00:38 AM »

I'm in france at the moment so I used a product they have here. Think it was a bit of a rip-off though and it's prob just PVA glue (or mod-podge if your from the states). I used this product to glue and varnish.
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2007 12:07:26 PM »

Looks awesome! I'm thinking of doing something similar to my TV cart =)
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2007 12:15:33 PM »

Those are such great magazines! I would totally love to use them for theater costuming projects. wow!
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2007 04:15:25 PM »

Beautiful! But I covet those magazines Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2009 11:02:43 PM »

This is great, but where did you get the magazines? Any idea on where to find them/similar ones? The only magazines I can find are Cosmo and Vogue... le lame.
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2009 07:06:42 AM »

That looks so cool! You know what else might be neat, since the shelves are so spare (well, were spare back in 2007) - find some nice vintage-esque 1920's patterned fabric or just some fabric with a pattern that matches the colors and mood of the magazine pages. Tack it to the back to make a mock-backing! It might be a big piece of fabric (obviously, it would have to cover the whole backside of the shelves), but it would look cool. Cheesy
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BirdieB
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2009 07:45:17 AM »

This is awesome! Love it and I have ugly shelves.  Now to find some magazines. 
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2009 12:48:55 PM »

this is really nice. simple yet elegant. Smiley
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