The other day I showed you a barn wood church I got at a local flea market. I spied it near a lower shelf, and flipped it upside down to look at the price tag.
Very reasonable. I thought I’d see if I could decoupage some paper on it, then add jewelry and things.
Since I’ve never decoupaged on barn wood, I searched online for tips or advice to see if it was even a possibility. I came up pretty empty handed in that search.
Mostly what I found was barn wood decoupage paper itself. As in paper that looks like barn boards. I did find one article on decoupaging barn wood, but it was about using napkins and not paper.
With zero direction on how to do it, I tried it anyway. I had to use a lot more decoupage glue than usual because the barn wood soaked it up somewhat, but it worked really well.
Here’s the before:
Here are the afters:
Quite a big difference!
How did I do it? I took off the ‘door’, added paper, flowers, and jewelry.
Some of jewelry parts I used are:
- for the border around the paper squares on the back, sides, and top, I used a blue 3- strand necklace I cut apart
- the centers in 3 sunflowers are from a blue ceramic necklace
- the center of the top blue flower has a clear crystal
- on the front I used a necklace at the edges, a heart pendant for the flower, and small circular flowers at the top of the decoupaged square that were dangly earrings
I’m calling this ‘Church Bliss’ because it has a smidgen of boho in it. It’s earthy and grounded, yet a little bit freeing. It’s a church I could see myself walking into and snuggling up in a seat.
One of my favorite parts is the sunflower above the cross. At one glance it’s a sunflower with a stem with leaves. At another glance, it’s a cross completely on its own. Pretty cool.
Oh, and see under the door at the bottom? That silver strip? It is a bracelet that was a pretty soft metal, so I just flattened it out. It has the verse “Love is patient. Love is kind…” on it.
Hope you like my church! Thank you for being here.
©2022 Jeweled Again by Jessica
*** all words and photos are mine