The Great Decoupage Tear of 2006 involved me appropriating several old jewlery boxes from my Great Aunt Rose, which were full of old costume jewelry and actually had to be sprayed with lysol and left in the sun before I would touch them. Fortunately or unfortunately, I did not have the foresight to take "before pictures" before I took my first foray into the world of decoupage! I did three boxes in total.
Here are the after photos:
My bracelets currently live in this box, which I spray-painted black and then affixed magazine clippings to the inside and outside. The above-photo is of the inside.
I cut cut out the song lyrics to the Dixie Chicks "Cowboy Take Me Away" to go around the side.
The top of the box is graced with some pretty fabulous tall boots along with the lyrics from Shania Twain's "Whose Bed Have your Boots Been Under?"
And here is box #3, which was actually the first one in time that I finished. It is spray painted basic black, and the mirror in it was totally destroyed so I decoupaged that surface with the rose garden photo.
And lastly, here is the top of the third box. There really isn't any deeper meaning or thought that went into this one. (Or any of them for that matter) Its just purdy.
Have you guys ever gone on a decoupage tear, or any other kind of tear for that matter? I know a lot of people think decoupage is soooooo 1970s, along with macrame, but I think it can be updated (macrame too!). Comment if you have ever been obsessed with something for a short period of time and then put it down for years! (or is it just me??)