I found a little raw-wood nightstand at a local thrift store. It was super boring, but with a price tag of $5, I couldn't pass it up. It was begging for a makeover.
I knew that I'd paint it, but I wanted to experiment with this piece a little. I'd been wanting to try Mod Podge (decoupage) on furniture since seeing some really cool pieces that other people had done.
I'd recently bought some beach-themed tissue paper in the $1 bins at Target. There was something about the shell pattern on the tissue paper that I thought was really chic. I decided to give it a try using Mod Podge to cover the drawer of the nightstand with tissue paper.
I primed the nightstand and painted it with an off-white Valspar paint. I did NOT paint the face of the drawer, though, because I figured that the Mod Podge would stick to the raw wood better. I measured the drawer and cut the tissue paper to fit.
I then put a thick coat of Mod Podge on the drawer itself, as well as both sides of the tissue paper. It was basically saturated with glue. It took a couple of times for me to line it up perfectly, so I had to peel the tissue paper back and start again. When I got the perfect fit, I smoothed out all the air bubbles. The finishing touch was a starfish knob!