Decoupage Kitchen Cabinets With Andy Warhol Posters


I had a very plain kitchen, and I had been wanting to do something creative with the white cabinets for a while. Then one day I was at the Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A., and all the Andy Warhol posters were 40% off. Standing in the middle of the store, the idea came to me to buy all the posters and find a way to decoupage them to my kitchen cabinets. So I did!
This is the finished kitchen. I love how some posters cover one cabinet, and others spread across two cabinets.
Cabinet drawers were fun to decoupage since I got to attach the posters in sections. Fortunately none of the knobs hit Marilyn's face in an unflattering place.
I had never decoupaged anything prior to doing this kitchen. I googled how to decoupage cabinets and found the world master of decoupage Durwin Rice, author of "New Decoupage," who taught me how to do it.
Here's the process. I took the cabinet doors off the hinges and applied plain white Elmer's glue to the surface.
I cut the posters to fit the cabinet doors and put them in a bathtub of water to relax the paper. This way, the paper would be easier to work with. Don't worry, the ink doesn't run.
Then I placed the wet poster on the glued surface, using a wet sponge and wet brayer to remove air bubbles. I let it dry overnight and then applied three coats of acrylic polyurethane. Now my kitchen is famous for 15 minutes.

Top Hometalk Projects

21 Totally Terrific Things You Can Do With Doilies
15 Things To Do With Scrap Material
21 Ways to Have More Polka Dots in Your Life
18 Adorable Bird Feeders You'll Want To Make Right Now
30 Ways To Use Old Jeans For Brilliant Craft Ideas
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe
18 Easy DIY Projects That You Can Do This Weekend!
Turn Your Old Junk Into The Perfect Home For Your Plants
15 Things To Do With Scrap Material
15 Kitchen Updates Under $20
15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
Craft Organization Ideas Mom Will Love
Creative Parents Share These Brilliant Kids' Project Ideas
30 Creative Ways To Repurpose Baking Pans
15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
Jonathan Fong

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Go

Have a question about this project?

3 of 4 questions
  • Pam Sullens
    on Dec 8, 2018

    Where can u purchase posters of that uniqueess

  • Ida9464
    on Aug 25, 2019

    We’re your posters glossy? Will this work better with cheap thin posters or higher quality(u bought at museum store)? I love your mind it’s a fantastic gift from God you have! I’ve been admiring your other work and have become a fan😁

  • Benesse
    on Feb 4, 2020

    Did you finish the surface with any kind of a seal for easy wiping? Would it even need it?

    • Jonathan Fong
      on Feb 4, 2020

      It has three coats of acrylic polyurethane, and that made it very durable and easy to wipe.

Join the conversation

2 of 96 comments
  • Jo
    on Nov 9, 2019

    Beautiful. You’ve inspired me. Thank you 😊

  • Benesse
    on Feb 4, 2020

    That kitchen makes me so happy. I have never seen a project so unique and funky and truly creative. Thank you for the inspiration..

Your comment...