I have an old crappy desk , it's where I make my greeting cards . The top was in bad shape .... SO .... I did the paper bag thing and I love it !
you can find detailed directions by google searching > paper bag floors
but ......I don't follow directions . Anyway most of us have done decoupage , and I used to do this technique [ with paper bags ] ... to draw and paint on .
I would mod podge it down on masonite board .... and paint away !
OH WOW >
I JUST realized that this is how I painted the cat that you see in these photos !!!
My Red Hat Cat ! ........... I didn't even post this on purpose . I painted this cat a few years ago and now I make greeting cards of her
weird ..... things are weird sometimes
this is how I did the desk >
I sanded the top of the desk , vacuum , then I put a coat of poly on the ugly surface .
Then I tore pieces of brown craft paper [ I had some craft paper [ mailing paper ] or you could use paper bags ] ..... I wet pieces and squeezed out the excess water
don't use scissors
I laid it down with mod podge , push out excess mod podge [ I use a plastic wall paper thing ] , wipe away excess. [you don't need to mod podge the top of the paper.]
I let this dry overnight .
it was fun
after it dried ....I put a coat of poly on .[ low gloss]... let it dry
OR .... if you have no patience [ like me ]....> use your hair dryer
then I wiped on black antique stuff [ that Folk Art medium ], wipe away excess .
then I put more coats of polyurethane on .
I worked on it today [ making greeting cards ] .... and it felt so nice to have a new surface to work on .
we'll see how it holds up !
but , It seems very strong because of the coats of poly.
I like it so much ....one of these days I might do the floor !
Have you ever tried this ? to paint art on it , or for the floor ?
I know it's not a great looking desk , but it looks and feels much better , better than it was !
what do you think Cindi ?
will you do your floors now ?????