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« on: February 03, 2009 01:06:33 AM »

The event in this case being a wedding.
So I found a week before the wedding this night stand in the trash and saved it.
I painted it and decoupaged the initial letters of the couple and b/w floral and zoological motifs (because they had met at university studying Biology), which I had goldwashed a bit beforehand to make them look antique. On top I used an enlarged motif from a Dover book, which I also used for a matching tray. To the motif I added with Corel Draw their names and family name and on the tray the date of wedding ( blurred here). The tray also got some gold flakes and I had copied the motif onto overhead foil and gilded it underneath.
Inside the little cabinet I used the wrapping paper which I also used for wrapping  the actual present. Luckily the present fitted perfectly.
All in all a bit heavy on the kitsch side, but then it was a wedding Grin
The wedding furniture was quite a success and got a lot of laughs. Mission accomplished.

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009 06:20:53 AM »

This looks so awsome. Im in love whith it.  Smiley
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009 06:29:54 AM »

That came out really nice.

And I like your Durer icon Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2009 08:41:47 AM »

These are awesome!  While I love the nightstand, I think my favorite is the simplicity of the tray... Nicely done!

« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009 09:35:35 AM »


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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2009 01:32:54 AM »

I hit This Rocks, great idea! And it looks really beatiful, I love it!

Could you please tell me what kind of varnish you used?
Every time I try to varnish something decoupaged I get this little annoying bubbles.
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2009 02:57:44 AM »

Thank you very much!

I used water based varnish from the DIY shop for the night stand and oil based boat varnish for the tray, because the tray needed more protection. Caution: oil based varnish turns a bit yellow after some time!
It doesn't make sense to write down the names of the products I used, because I am in Germany, but I am sure you have similar products. I don't use special decoupage varnish or glue, because they may do the same work, but for a much higher price. Especially with furniture this would really hurt.

As for the "bubbles" I have no idea. What did you use and how?

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