It has been a lovely, sunny summer. At home, throughout the summer we have been sorting out, and making things look more tidy – which is easier said than done when Stu and I both love STUFF! (The Funko Pop collection alone is getting a little out of hand, though it hasn’t stopped me pre-ordering another one)!
We have some small shelves in our living room next to where I sit on the sofa, one of which used to have a plastic basket with all sorts of junk in it. Useful junk, such as 3D glasses for the cinema, glasses cleaning things for er…cleaning my glasses, odd bits of crafts I leave lying around and various pens and so on. Which is fine, but always looks a little untidy, and rooted through.
I kept saying we should just keep it all in a box, hidden away. It’s still easy enough to get to, but looks far nicer!
So I bought a card box from the craft shop and decided to try my hand at decopatching!
I’ve never done this before. Though it was quite successful (if a little difficult with two cats in the house, when it came to leaving it to dry!) I simply used PVA glue, (white glue) as opposed to something like Mod Podge, or decopatch glue, which would have given a glossier finish, as it is still relatively hidden on a shelf, and I had the PVA handy. I worked at it a little at a time, covering each side, and then going over different areas until it had the finish I wanted. And now it is in place on its shelf!
I’d definitely do this again. and my corner looks so much better now!
Do you have any handmade or decorated storage?
Like this post? Check out some other decor-related posts: