Decoupage With Dixie Belle

5 Materials
3 Hours

I come across these half tables quite often & can never pass them up. They're perfect if you need a small table by a chair or sofa, or even as a bedside table or in a bathroom.

This table had a decorative piece that was missing on one side.

Luckily it was only decorative & glued on, & popped right off with the slightest tap of a hammer.

I cleaned the table with White Lightening from the Dixie Belle Paint Company. After using the White Lightening, I cleaned with just water to make sure that no White Lightening residue was left behind.

Then I painted the table with two coats of Dixie Belle's color, Gravel Road.

I typically wait 24 hours before moving on to the next step. So, the next day I added Gilding Wax in the color Zinc, using my finger to apply it.

The Gilding Wax highlights all the detail.

Dixie Belle has some beautiful rice papers for decoupage. I've been waiting for the perfect piece to use their Art Deco Bird Pattern, & this table was it.

I used Dixie Belle's Satin Clear Coat as my decoupage medium & as a sealer for the table top.

The background color of the paper matched Gravel Road perfectly. Although it would have also looked great with a contrasting color.

The rice paper measures just over 23" x 24" so I have a lot left over for another project.

Now I'm on the hunt for more of these tables to decoupage!

Suggested materials:
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  • Kharla Kharla on Jan 13, 2022

    Great project! I love this decoupage paper!

  • Sheila Sheila on Jan 15, 2022

    Is there any reason you couldn’t do that with fabric? I have some fantastic fabric!

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  • Pam Pam on Jan 14, 2022

    you could use the decorative piece for a scarf rack with addition of a few great hooks,....or add it to the bottom back cross piece for a bit more design.

    very nice job !!!

  • Klc Klc on Jan 14, 2022

    Beautiful! I am inspired to redo my half moon table now😃