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Paper Top Tutorial

This offers a fabulous finish when done right! Here is a quick little tutorial on using paper as a new faux top. The great side to this is, using different crumpling techniques and different stains can give you many varied outcomes! The only limit is your fear to experiment. After all, it's only paper. If you don't like it, change it! Recipe and instructions are on the photos as you browse them. Hope it helps and have fun with it!!!
Time: 60 Minutes Cost: $45 Difficulty: Easy

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  • Terri J
    Terri J Annapolis, MD
    on May 27, 2013

    Terrific - I have a desk top in desperate need of something, and you just provided the solution!!!!

  • The Polka Dot Closet
    The Polka Dot Closet Orlando, FL
    on May 27, 2013

    Wow, oh Wow, that looks fabulous!!

  • Cherie M
    Cherie M Little Suamico, WI
    on May 27, 2013


  • Marilee H
    Marilee H
    on May 28, 2013

    Really great!

  • Elaine Simmons
    Elaine Simmons Florence, AZ
    on May 28, 2013

    I did something similar in my bathroom on the wall. I used copper paint, gold paint, brown paper, and rosin paper. I crumpled, slightly straightened out, painted with a light touch with a sponge brush for the copper, used spray paint for the gold. I kept the straight edge pieces for where the ceiling meets the wall. After they dried, I applied wallpaper paste to adhere to wall. After that was dry I put a coat of water based poly on them. I still get compliments on it although I did it 8 years ago.

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