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The furniture to decoupage was easy to pick. Mike and I have had these chairs in our closet for years and they needed updating. Fourteen years ago, way before blogging was a thing, we moved into a home with his and hers closets. I found these chairs and redid them. My chair on the right had a broken spindle. Wahoo! I’ve loved broken spindles for years! 🙂 I removed the spindles and reattached the back lower on the seat.
Remember the ham?
A week ago, we had ham for dinner. I removed the plastic black bag the ham comes in and ….hum…could I decoupage this plastic bag?? It looks like fishnet stockings.
That’s it! Fishnet stockings and the bristles of a bath brush! That’s what I can decoupage on our closet chairs!
Now where the bristles of a bath brush came in I have no idea. But I bought a bath brush for this project at the dollar store.
Then taped around the decorative cutouts on the back of the chair using painters tape. Painted on Mod Podge and sprinkle the bristles onto the glue. I used the other end of the paint brush to move the bristles from the centers of the cutouts and let dry.
The chair has grooves and I wanted the fishnet to stretch down into the grooves. While the glue dried I covered it with wax paper. Then laid wood screws in the grooves and weighted it down with a cast iron skillet. Then walked away for an hour feeling like my dad!
This is something he would do!
After an hour I removed the wax paper and let the glue finished drying. All the decoupaged areas were repainted with Mod Podge including the brush bristles.