DIY Toile Sideboard Tutorial

6.24.2016

Last week I shared the sideboard makeover with the new color and toile added to the door insets. Today I'm sharing just how easy it is to add the toile. 


Grab your supplies. I used brown craft paper saved from Christmas to cut my pattern out on. Tape to attach the paper, pen for marking, scissors to cut it out and a knee pad for my old knees on the hard floor. You might not need a knee pad. :) Whatever fabric you want to attach. I bought the toile at Hobby Lobby. I bought a yard since I wasn't sure about the pattern repeat.

The other main item you will need is Mod Podge. I used the antique matte formula to age the fabric a bit.

First thing I did was cut out a big square piece of the craft paper so I could hold it up to the door. I could not get a shot of me doing this step. I taped the paper to the door and then felt with my hand where the inset starts and traced it with the pen. Then I cut that out and placed it on the fabric over the pattern I wanted on the door. I pinned it to the fabric and cut it out. 

This is the before and I know I took a picture of the Mod Podge I brushed on the panel, but cannot locate that shot. Anyway brush the Mod Podge all over the door with your brush. Then take the fabric you cut out and place it on the door panel and work with it till you get it in place and make sure you rub the wrinkles out. 

After it is in place then brush the Mod Podge all over the fabric and let that dry and do at least one more coat, but you can do more. This antique matte Mod Podge will age the fabric a bit more with each layer.

After I finished it looked like this.

But on a whim I decided a darker color would be better and I love the results.
See more of the sideboard here.

This was such an easy project with such a big impact.

Wishing y'all a fabulous summer weekend!

12 comments:

  1. Kim, love the results and it really looks so easy! Stay cool and enjoy your weekend! Pam @ Everyday Living

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  2. Great job on that sideboard, Kim! It is lovely. Thanks for sharing the process!

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  3. Beautiful, Kim! It adds so much personality! I've done something similar with wall paper and decoupage but never fabric. It's perfect!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

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  4. I love the toile and am so glad you redid it! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  5. This piece was pretty before and I like it now too. Great tutorial.

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  6. It is just amazing what you can do with Mod Podge, isn't it? This was so creative of you to think about putting the toile in those insets!

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  7. Love the folded linen. Tablecloth or runner?

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    1. Debbie, that is a stack of grain sacks in that dough bowl. thanks

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  8. I think it it were me, there would be some more steps, such as clean up spilled Modge Podge from newly refinished floor. Soak Modge-Podge-smeared clothes. Put on clean ones.
    Etc.
    Congratulations on a great job.

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  9. It looks lovely, but I imagine you will one day want to remove the fabric and do something different, so I have a question. I have not really worked with modge podge much. How would you remove the fabric later and would you need to do anything special to prepare the surface for re-painting? Thanks!

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    1. April, I have done this before on this buffet and painted over the fabric and then added this fabric. I'm sure it can be pulled off some how. I have not tried.

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  10. Kim the buffet looks really great! Love the toile!! Hope all is well!

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