Paint Plus Decoupage Equals Awesome

Do you ever have something that has been sitting on your porch or in your garage for a while?  Like, you bought it knowing full well that you were going to do something with it, but it’s been a while and you still haven’t done anything with it?

Yep…me too.

Table Before

So I’ve had this table sitting in the backyard since the blog has started (so a year and a half now).  Mom originally had the idea that she was going to use the table.  She painted it white and she was going to use the rope that I used on the nautical board (see it here) to cover the top.

Table During

But then it didn’t work out.  So I took it over and started by painting it with Rustoleum black spray paint.  It covered really nicely, so I am extremely happy.

There are a few crack in the top so I knew that it had be covered.  I bought some really pretty paper from Michaels that I wanted to use to decoupage.  I used modge podge to apply the paper to the table.


I then used an exacto knife to cut the edges of the paper to make the edges clean.  I had to modge podge the edges again to keep them stuck to the edge.

And here is how it turned out!

Table DoneTable Done 3Table Done 2

I love how it turned out. The modge podge worked well and I like how the black accents the black writing on the paper.  I can’t wait to add this in my house when I move out of my apartment!


20 thoughts on “Paint Plus Decoupage Equals Awesome

  1. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says:

    Lauren this came out so pretty! I love the decoupage it complements the black base of the table perfectly giving it an old world look.I also used the same combination to decoupage an old trunk and it turned out great. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Inspiration.


  2. Jelica says:

    So very clever! I love the sweet script on the tabletop, too. Makes me want to decoupage some of the old furniture pieces kicking around in the basement! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂


  3. Jelica@APrettyFix says:

    So clever! I love the sweet script on the table top, too. Makes me want to go and decoupage some of the old furniture we have kicking around in the basement 😉 Thanks for the inspiration!


  4. thesummeryumbrella says:

    Spray paint is definitely amazing! Great idea using “scripty” pretty paper too. Gotta love a project that turns out like your vision 🙂


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