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A fairly easy project that can be done in an afternoon.
Combining paint with wallpaper fragments is one of my favourite upcycling methods, particularly when it comes to furniture.

Posted by Gabriela Szulman from London, United Kingdom • Published See Gabriela Szulman's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a stool. Transform A Bekvam Stool With Decoupage - Step 1
    Step 1

    First paint the stool – one coat should suffice.

  • How to make a stool. Transform A Bekvam Stool With Decoupage - Step 2
    Step 2

    While the paint dries, cut your shapes from patterned wallpaper: I used flowers and leaves in different sizes.

  • How to make a stool. Transform A Bekvam Stool With Decoupage - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once the paint is dry, arrange the shapes on the two steps so that you know roughly where you’ll want to glue them.

  • How to make a stool. Transform A Bekvam Stool With Decoupage - Step 4
    Step 4

    Glue the paper shapes with Modpodge and stick washi tape to the edges (optional).

  • How to make a stool. Transform A Bekvam Stool With Decoupage - Step 5
    Step 5

    Finish by applying three coats of varnish to the two steps. You can varnish the legs too if you wish but this is not absolutely necessary.

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