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Published on December 1st, 2008 | by Jules Yap


Decoupaged wardrobe

Plain jane wardrobes are aplenty at Ikea. But that’s nothing a little paint and decoupage can’t fix. Here’s a sweet one from Brett, an upgrade of the Stranda.

She first painted the frame with two coats of high gloss paint over primer and then decoupaged wrapping paper on the door panels. The final touch were door pulls from Anthropologie.

Click for more instructions on Brett’s decoupaged wardrobe. 

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10 Responses to Decoupaged wardrobe

  1. Anonymous says:

    This looks so nice! Did you have to sand the area before you decoupaged the wall paper? Or did the wallpaper just stick on there without sanding?

  2. Kat says:

    I LOVE this! Talk about taking a ‘fit the mould’ item and making it unique. Do you think this could be adapted for the Pax Nexus wardrobe? I have this at home which I’ve draped with shabby chic bunting in my bedroom but would love it to look more vintage – the Pax Nexus doesn’t have the trimmed shape though so could this be done?

  3. Sabiq says:

    nice blog…very beatiful blog.. :D

  4. dramaqueen says:

    i love this wrapper design =]

  5. Anonymous says:

    Anon @ 1:35 decoupage is a technique involving gluing paper to an object, often using something like Mod Podge. You can use almost any kind of paper and it usually involves several coats of glue.


  6. Anonymous says:

    So beautiful, great job!!

    Excuse my ignorance: how does decoupage differ from applying regular wallpaper or con-tact paper? Thanks for enlightening me!

    • Blue Dress says:

      decoupage is the clue/sealant, not the paper. it is a clear liquid, like glue, but can be used to adhere, coat, and a load of other crafty things. one major brand, for example, is mod podge. it’s not too expensive and is super multi purpose.

  7. Ashley says:

    This is an excellent decoupage job. Looks great.

  8. Mari says:

    That is really amazing, and I can think of so many applications.

  9. Kari says:

    I LOVE this! So pretty, that paper is beautiful. Well done!

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