Coffee Table Update

So the other two coffee tables I had from Ikea have been decoupaged now too, with newspaper.

I love the look of decorating with newsprint, and I even use it sometimes in my art, to paint on.


I sat down and pulled a couple of newspapers from my recycling basket, cut out the text only parts in black and white – side note, I’m always disappointed with how much colour is in newspapers these days. I know that sounds strange coming from the Queen of Colour, but there you have it. Perhaps it’s a nostalgic childhood thing?

Anyway, back to these tables…..
I wanted the newspaper to have that aged, yellowed look, so I mixed half a cup of coffee (just instant) in with the glue/mod podge mix.

They’ve turned out just how I hoped they would!




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6 Responses to Coffee Table Update

  1. I really like the room in the pictures! So cool.

  2. Those look fabulous! And are your shelves always that organized?? Spectacular!

    • Aixie says:

      Thank you!
      Ummm, actually, yeah these shelves pretty much stay this way. Strange, because I’m not the tidiest of people! The shelves in my library are messier 🙂

  3. Sartenada says:

    Very interesting and beautiful. Well in Finland we recycle empty coffee bags. My post:

    How to make bags from empty coffee bags.

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