The lining was coming out and I wanted to replace it. Being as
Mistake number 1. I bought some wall paper at the thrift store for .50 cents. The only thing this wall paper would stick to, is itself. I had to figure out how to glue this into the footlocker.
Mistake number 2. Instead of buying some adhesive, I read somewhere using equal parts white glue and water will make a good adhesive. Maybe in a perfect world, not so much in my world.
Mistake number 3. Buying striped wall paper. What the hell was I thinking? No one, not even Martha herself, can line up horizontal stripes!
Mistake number 4. Not removing the original lining.
This is how the inside of my trunk turned out.
Looks great in the picture huh? Funny how pictures can be so deceiving. If you could see it in person, you would probably think my 2 year old did it. Nothing lines up and I'm sure its starting to fall off.
Now on to the outside. I have been reading blogs about decoupaging trunks and how easy it is. LIARS I tell you. All LIES!!! Decoupage is not easy. I repeat not easy. What you say? You want proof? Here it is, all in its disastrous glory.
Again, the picture is deceiving. What you can not see are the hundreds of air bubbles floating around in this mess along with a giant crease. I hang my head in shame. What went wrong? I"ll tell you what went wrong. I read to much.
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