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Dakiara
« on: October 10, 2012 03:33:44 AM »

Hi all,

Just found this forum and I'm hoping that someone here might be able to help!?

I have old varnished doors (and one gloss painted) through most of the house, that I hate, but cannot afford to replace. I was hoping that it would be possible to decoupage some posters or scrapbook papers onto the doors to customise and improve them, with a theme for each room.

I have read up on decoupage, but there seems to be a lot of contrasting information out there on what type of glues and varnishes would work and I couldn't find any projects similar to what I want to do to get tips.

Has anyone here done anything like this who could offer help please? Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012 05:05:23 AM »

I've done both my bedroom and kitchen doors and my kitchen window frame. I used page-a-day calendars and modpodge.
They've been up close to 10 years!
We also own our house so I'm not worried about having them glued permanently.
We papered our library with pages from encyclopedia pages and put a base layer of brown paper (brown paper bag type available at lowes/home depot in a huge roll). We did that because we didn't want to have to pry modpodged pages off the wall someday. We used regular wallpaper paste for that.

I've read about doing stairs/floors with decoupage and the main difference seems to be finishing with numerous coats of polyurethane.

Hope this helps!
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Dakiara
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012 09:24:58 AM »

Great, thanks very much! Smiley

Will keep an eye out for some modpodge when I get to a craft store in a couple of weeks then.

I'm tempted to do the windowframes now too, as they have the same icky brown varnish and won't take gloss paint either! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012 07:29:54 AM »

Use one of the ACMoore Michaels coupons and buy a gallon - it'll cost you a lot less in the end.
(If you're in the US - I don't know what stores are available internationally.)
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