Decoupaged Child’s Table

This table belonged to my sisters and I as children.   When it passed to me, it was this same wood stain and could have used refinishing or painting.  Rather than doing either, I decided to decoupage the top with paper doll clothes.  I found these in back issues I had saved of Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion magazine, which I collected for years before they quit publishing it.  I simply painted the backs of each set of dollclothes with watered-down white Elmer’s glue (you could also use decoupage medium)  using a sponge craft brush.  I placed them one at a time where I wanted them, then coated them with Elmer’s glue again (it dries clear).  Two more coats of watered-down glue and I was finished.

And so it’s been for the last eight years.  My girls use it to eat at, craft on, and do puzzles on.  I still love it.  It reminds me of my own childhood, and I’m sure it’ll remind me of my daughters’ childhoods when they are grown and gone.  I hope my grandchildren will enjoy it, too.

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Dianne Tant
Dianne Tant
10 years ago

I ADORE this idea….

Karina Aguon
Karina Aguon
10 years ago

I used to collect those paper doll outfits from the magazine! I didn’t know that it was not in publication anymore. The table is absolutely adorable and has given me an idea for Ben’s room. Michael has asked for his own room so now that they will not be sharing a room I can personalize each room. Thanks for all your fabulous ideas!!!!!

Michelle @ Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust

I loved Mary Engelbreit’s magazine too & I’m SO sad it is no longer being published. This table is adorable. I’m looking for the right table for my granddaughter & I have some fun plans. It’s always great stopping by & seeing your great ideas. I’m a fan!

Warmly, Michelle

katie@Just Because Katie

Oh My Gosh!!! So Cute. I have another project to add to my list…

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