Published on September 24th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


A sign of the times…

DALOM Pedestal table, Newspaper cuttings, PVA glue, paint brush and clear varnish.

Description: I had just discovered decoupage and rather than have a tester go at it, I launched straight in and decoupaged an IKEA table. For those of you who don’t know, decoupage is basically covering an object in some type of paper or material. So from January 2009 to May 2009 I collected different newspaper articles which made me laugh, despair (M.P’s expenses) or we vital to history (Obama’s inauguration speech).

So I brought a cheap £15 table from Ikea and arranged and glued my newspaper articles to the top using basic craft PVA glue. Then after that had dried I varnished it with clear varnish and did too many coats to mention. Finally I ended up with a table which I couldn’t be prouder of. It is different, completely individual and provides a great time capusal from Jan 2009 – May 2009.

See more of the newspaper decoupage table.

~ Claire Thomas

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Jules Yap

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2 Responses to A sign of the times…

  1. Really cute! I love the captions you chose to highlight.

  2. Snappy says:

    What a great way to capture a bit of history…and in style! Bravo :-)

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