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Decoupaging Pictures on Wooden Table

I would like to decoupage pictures of my great-grandkids to the top of my coffee table. My question: how do I prep the table before I begin? It has years of spray polish built up and I'm sure that needs to go. Anything else?


My coffee table is very old and has seen a lot of use. It was free to me about 10 years ago so I'm not worried about damaging it.

Barbara from IL

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February 24, 20080 found this helpful

I would recommend you remove the existing varnish and stain, sand lightly. Put a new coat of stain on (even clear stain) just to protect the wood. Then you'll be good to go with the decoupage.

Have fun!

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February 26, 20080 found this helpful

Thank you for your feedback, but if I did all that, I wouldn't want to cover it up with pictures.
Could I just clean it really good to get the spray polish off? Maybe sand a little and go from there?

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February 28, 20080 found this helpful

Why not just have a piece of glass cut to fit the top of your table and then you can rearrange or change the photos whenever you would like. I have done this often with decorative papers. I change the papers on an old wooden table I have in the bathroom with each new season and it is so easy and inexpensive. Or you might even just decoupage the photos onto the glass itself. Good luck!

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