So the vintage wallpaper dresser is finished and is now a fully operational cafe run by miss Liongirl. Here is the back story.
Original dresser in nasty orange pine colour purchased from Ebay for $15 and brought down in the boot of a friends car from the Sunshine coast. Lots of coats of white paint by everyone in the house. Yep, Legoman and both kids helped with this part. Top coat by me in Dulux Aquanamel.
And my new friend, Mod Podge, courtesy of Spotlight. As well as a gradually collected pile of vintage wallpaper and contact and paper.
Once the painting was done, the fun colourful bit happened really fast. The outside is a glorious assortment of vintage wallpaper, several bought from lovely Laura at a recent Suitcase Rummage.
The inside is a mixture of vintage yellow flower contact, new red spotted contact and floral paper. The paper did not modge podge very well and has wrinkles, I might change it some time. I do like all the colours together though.
A packet of white hooks from Bunnings and we were good to go.
Time for Miss Liongirl and I to stock up all the shelves with goodies.
And start serving the tea and cake special. This morning when she came into our lounge room in the half darkness of early morning the first thing she said was " Mama, my dresser is sooooooo bewtiful". The only thing better than that is sitting at her little table and chairs having my order taken on an etch-a-sketch and watching her serving it all up.