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Old 01-06-2006, 07:58 AM   #1
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Decoupage anyone?

Okay this is my newest idea for our bathroom. We have the center bath very very small. I wanted to do something differant and a little eye catching Okay real eye catching. I'm in the Antique business and have always loved the old linen style postcards the colors are great 30's, 40's and 50's. So I bought a large lot off of ebay all of Florida (we love Florida) I'm fixen to paint the walls a pale green for the background and then glue each postcard on and decoupage for protection. Has anyone done this before I just thought it was a cool idea and also for everyone that visited our trailor something to kinda talk about. Let me know yall's thoughts.


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Old 01-06-2006, 08:38 AM   #2
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Sounds like a great idea, you'll havta post pics of it?
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Sounds like a great idea--neat way to personalize your trailer. Hope that decoupage can seal out moisture so it lasts without mildew and mold.
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hey beck after you decoupage you can go back and clearcoat it with poly.(can't spell it) We have done that on some of our decoupage to keep moisture out. It might give it an amber tint though.
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lets see some cards

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hey beck after you decoupage you can go back and clearcoat it with poly.(can't spell it) We have done that on some of our decoupage to keep moisture out. It might give it an amber tint though.
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If you thought the tint would be undesirable (though it probably would enhance the cards like an antique patina) you could cover with plexiglass or clear contact or some similar protective sheeting.

I think Hunter Hampton has pictures mounted in the flush part of her raised panel overhead cabinets (where some have mirrors) and some wall treatments. Nice effect.
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I found a batch of postcards my Grandma sent home to her family while she was in TB hospital in AZ in the 50s. I was thinking about making a new tabletop for the trailer and decopaging them on it. I think it would make a pretty cool and interesting thing to look at. Kind of like the tables in the Quicksilver Bambi with the old map on it.
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Stephanie,
That sounds cool to. And to have some from a family member is just great.
I got my cards yesterday ( bought off ebay) and the colors are just great I spent hours reading them.


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I was thinking of doing the same thing - with postcards. Or wall paper... Or?? I just got back from Hawaii where I bought tons of Aloha/Retro bark cloth for my 68, and now I'm playing with what to do with the wood. The bottoms have water stains and I don't want to spend too much time or money reconstructing... EVERYTHING.
I've thought about painting the wood... but I never see anyone doing that.??
Post pics, so I can decide..ha-ha
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