A Monday Movie

A Monday Movie #5 – Making a film

Day 4003 in lockdown (or so it seems). Despite not being able to leave the house other than for groceries, I have found myself spinning many a plate. It’s strange to be so busy when nothing is happening – I feel like I have been working so much, but not actually doing anything. Today, I won’t be talking about a film I’ve seen, rather something we made.

I’m a creative; I see colour, I see weirdness, I see random ideas. So, after a while of doing plain day-to-day activities and lots of emails; I find myself a little bit starved with a need to create something. Sometimes its pie, other times it’s a script – it really is anyone’s guess.

girl making a film

On Saturday, I told myself I would do my best to relax and reset, but that didn’t work. Mid-morning I thought to myself “I’m going to make a film today.” and after vocalising this out loud, Jack immediately knew that I had dragged him into this extravaganza too.

Looking around our flat for inspiration, rummaging for props and the like, I calmly told Jack the idea and gently explained that he would in fact need to wear a corset and my mum’s heels. He was unphased, this wasn’t the first time I had given him a weird pitch followed by a weirder costume.

Honestly, filmmakers are strange.

I’m lucky to have someone around me who trusts in my vision and embraces the madness, and who is good fun all round. We set to work in changing the flat into a noir-esque set. We banished every hint of modern living from the flat and set the lights. It started to look like a film set.

At this point, I really should tell you the story of this film, but that wouldn’t be any fun considering I can’t share it with you yet. So, you will have to use your imagination; Jack is the only character, it’s a silent film (with a nice jazzy bassline) and Jack ends up in women’s clothing. Oh, and it’s black and white, because….decadence.

The best part about all of this is, despite my creative juices, I’m not a camera person – I like photography but I know nothing about actually filming. (That’s what my wonderful Dazey Hills crew is for.)

Honey I'm Home film poster

A big experiment in more ways than one, but I do look forward to showing you all. Hopefully, the fun poster will tide you over.

Until next time,

A Decadent Pea x

A Decadent Pe

A Decadent Pea

After my experience with my at home speakeasy, I decided to head out for the evening.

I walk across the town for a while and find myself at a club I used to know all too well. Nobody knew it was a club, you had to go round the back way. I was hardly dressed for dodging trash cans, but here I was. Sometimes you have to climb through some trash to find some treasure.

I stood in something squishy and dared look down, holding my head high I knocked on the door 3 times. It was slightly ajar which was unusual for this time of night. I had to stop myself from looking down at whatever I had stood in moments ago, and let myself in.

Not a soul in sight, I click clacked my way down the wooden corridor – well it was mainly a click, the clack was softened by the squishy substance I had stood in. What was that?

I felt that if I didn’t look down at my shoe then maybe I didn’t stand in something after all. That worked for a while until…. oh no, the smell.

By this point I had reached the main room, where was everyone? I had no choice but to take off my shoe in abandon and hope that no one would hear. Fat chance of that, this place was deserted.

With that, I flung off my shoe with a squeal and found myself hobbling around on one foot. Common sense would have discarded the other shoe, alas, common sense was not with me tonight. At least the smell had settled somewhat.

I spotted a maroon coloured tub chair in the corner. Should I sit? Or would that appear rude?

Better not, I think I will smoke instead. The heat from the flame tickles my nose, and it made me realise how cold it is here. I look around once more, can’t hear a thing.

Without a care I lean up against the cold damp pillar. I hear a tearing sound. Instant regret.

That’s my dress done for.

I look down at myself, missing a shoe, ripped dress, all alone.

Sigh. Not such a decadent pea after all.

A Decadent Pea Vintage Clothing

A Random Ramble

Oh look, I blinked and now it’s 2021. Hello peas, I missed you and I briefly forgot about you after I said I wouldn’t; but that’s only because of lots of Christmas Dinner and board games, and martini’s (obviously). But, if you are reading this then it means you are still here, so thank you and hello again.

It’s been difficult to think of content because so far this year I’ve been working lots but not really going anywhere exciting (hello, lockdown 3) or do anything too exciting (hello, inability to say no to extra work even though I am too busy) and so in my spare time I have just been cooking nice vegan meals and listening to music – so I suppose I can’t complain too much.

My ideas going forward are to set up a pea sized shop of pre loved vintage and vintage style clothing. As a filmmaker I have a great deal of old costumes and props that I probably won’t use again. Also, I am trying to scale down my wardrobe. After all, nobody needs a black cocktail gown in the middle of a pandemic do they? Or do they?

Maybe I will put it on and give off big Jane Russell energy while I schmooze between room to room. That would be quite hard to do considering my flat has only three rooms. Sigh.

Sadly, I think it’s more likely I will be galumphing around the place giving off big Marlon Brando energy in a white vest with miscellaneous stains on the front of it (could it be spaghetti bolognese, or maybe beer?) wishing I could be wearing my cocktail gown somewhere.

Either way, I think spring cleaning will be coming early this year. I want to spread the word of sustainability while sharing some loved and still fabulous clothing from my filmy adventures.

The next task though, is to train Jack (decoupage extraordinaire) to put down the sandpaper and pick up the camera, because these vintage looks aren’t going to photograph themselves now are they?

Although, I suppose if needs be then I could take the photographs and Jack could wear the gowns, then he could practice giving off big Tony Curtis energy. But then again, maybe not….

Anyway, I will be sure to keep you posted – it could be some time away yet, but as Tony Curtis says,

“It’s not how long you wait, it’s who you’re waiting for.”

Until next time,

A Decadent Pea x

A Monday Movie

A Monday Movie #4

I imagine my blog today to be a lot like an abandoned cinema, or movie theater (whatever floats your boat).

Why is it dark? Where is everyone? Why isn’t the movie playing? Is that an untouched candy? No, it’s just a ticket stub from times gone…

I’m sorry for abandoning you, peas. It’s a fun and festive time of year but also an extremely busy one. Day to day, my life is all about movies – I’m a talent agent and filmmaker away from this decadent space. However, one of the many impacts of Covid this year has meant that my fun movie like endeavours have hit a bit of a halt, and so I have had to find other ways to make money. Hence my absence. This past week I have been adjusting to a new situation, and sadly it has left me little time for blogging.

But, this movie has a happy ending, because time management is a good thing and so is having money. I now hope to write my blogs ahead of time which means lots of fun content coming your way.

Now, let’s continue with the movie shall we? Unfortunately, I don’t have anything specific to write about today – I would imagine you are indulging in Christmas films, or, like me are desperately trying to finish the series you are currently binge watching to make space for lots of nice 2021 content.

I’m almost finished with Suits, if you were wondering.

So, I thought it would be interesting if I shared my favourite films with you. I use Letterboxd to keep track of my watching habits, watch lists and to generally have a nose at what everyone else is watching. It’s a fun app to grow your personal favourites and must – sees.

To get started, I want to show you my favourite films – this is a personalised list I have made which is ever changing. I don’t know how people can have consistent favourites – there is just too much out there! So, at the time of writing, these are my favourite films. I’m not sure why there is 41 films on there. s 41 the new top 10?

So, there you go. Peruse at leisure. Silently judge me. Or, find something new! I’m not sure what to recommend you first as they are all pretty great, but maybe we should start something called A Decadent Pea Film Challenge. A film a day starting today would take you to the end of January, and let’s be honest – who goes outside in January anyway?

If you decide to watch a movie from this list – I’d love to talk about it with you! Send me a message or talk to me on Instagram – @adecadentpea

Until next time, and happy holidays everyone!

A Decadent Pea x

A Monday Movie

A Monday Movie #3

It’s raining, and has been raining for some time. I think that possibly it will rain forever. Also, it’s really cold. As I write this, I am sat with my back against the radiator, wearing a roll neck jumper and a blazer, and I’m quite tempted to stick on my head wrap and find my dressing gown, but I won’t because it’s the middle of the day and I have responsibilities. As cold as it is here (realistically, about 11° I know that in some places, it’s really really really cold. Like, for example in Chicago right now it’s -2° Why Chicago? Well, because I’m freezing I can’t find a better way to introduce this week’s film, I’m sorry readers.

But, if you haven’t seen or heard of this film – please find the time to watch it. Those of you that have seen it (and obviously love it) please message me as I’m trying to find the rest of the dancers for my rendition of Cell Block Tango.

Chicago – Rob Marshall [2002]

Okay, so I know on this blog I like to keep everything as vintage as possible and to be honest, this film is younger than me – but I share it with good reason. It’s a 1920’s crime MUSICAL. Come on, how cool is that.

I thought this film would be a nice way to continue from last weeks blog because, much like Streetcar, this film was on the stage before the screen, both versions fantastic. I saw Chicago on stage at my local theatre a few years ago, but would love to see it on the West End or Broadway (maybe if I get my dance troupe together….) anyway, it was fantastic. Like with my other film blog posts, I don’t like to give too much away but let me tell you this.

A women’s prison in the early 1920’s against the backdrop of a grizzly winter in Chicago, coupled with a tap dancing Richard Gere. YES you heard me.

I think the great thing about this film is that it’s suitable for a wide audience. Often, there is a stigma that musicals are targeted at women, or those who come from a musical theatre background – I wouldn’t agree, but I know that this a popular opinion. Obviously, there are crime scenes etc so not suitable for a younger audience, but I think teens and up can enjoy this, dare I say, decadent musical.

To put my theory to the test, I decided to call my Dad who is an avid musical lover, and military man alike. The conversation went like this.

ME “Hi Da, I know you are at work – but this will only take a sec, it’s for my blog. Do you like Chicago, the musical?”

DA: “Ello. Yeah, with Catherine Zita Jones…. and the guy from Trainspotting.”

ME: ‘Yes, and no, he’s in Moulin Rouge.”

DA: “Oh right, that’s good too. Yeah I like Chicago.”

ME: “Would you say it’s good?”

DA: “Yeah, I like it. I like musicals too. You should write down that Squaddies like musicals ‘cos it’s a nice escape from reality.”

ME: “Aw, that’s nice. I’ll put that down. Are you eating a sandwich?”

DA: “Yeah, it’s my lunchtime.”

ME: “Cool, thanks Da. Bon appetit.”

I’m not sure I need to write anything else about this film after that, so I’m going to go and eat a sandwich of my own.

If you watch it for the first time, let me know what you think!

Until next time,

A Decadent Pea x

A SUSTAINABLE SHOPPING TRIP

“Happiness is not in money, but in shopping.”

– Marilyn Monroe

Today is a good day, as it is the first time I went outside in about 4 days. Where I am in the UK, things are either closed due to the lockdown tier system, or things are extremely busy because they are open during the lockdown tier system and people are craving an adventure – even if it’s to the supermarket. Oh yeah, let’s not forget that people are shopping like mad because Christmas is round the corner.

Anyway, I didn’t really fancy going out on my doorstep – I live in a big city, and everywhere seems to be crazy right now the closer you get to the shops. So Jack and I decided to adventure elsewhere. I was excited at the idea of grabbing a pastry and having a stroll without having hundreds of people around me. I packed up my mask, hand sanitiser, and gave myself a quick spritz of my Karl Lagerfeld perfume before heading out the door.

I could write a separate blog post on the delightful Raspberry filled croissant I had (as a Vegan, it’s hard to find pastry, and food on the go in general) but I won’t, today is about my sustainable shopping trip. After fuelling up, I decided to make my way to the nearest charity shop, but sadly a majority were closed. After almost walking past it, I found DEBRA (A charity supporting those with EB).

Pre Lockdown, I would jump at the chance to go in any charity shop that I saw – and so going through the doorway today filled me with excitement – I already spotted so much that I wanted to grab. I looked down at my tiny pea like hands and thought, how would I carry all of these things I had already decided that I couldn’t live without. I gave a side eye to Jack, who hovered in the doorway empty handed… that’s how. I set off to the womenswear.

Before I go into the details of what I bought, let me just tell you that all of this lot cost me £9! Amazing. For 3 Vinyl’s, A jumper, a blazer, a pair of heels, and some Christmas cards. Sustainable, and budget friendly. I’ve heard so many times that people don’t like to shop in charity shops because they feel that its full of rubbish or damaged clothes. I disagree with both, style is subjective and it’s impossible to say that all charity shops are full of rubbish. Sometimes I will go to a few charity shops and find things I don’t like, but that’s no different to going up and down the high street with the same feeling. The difference to me is, that charity shops will always have different pieces in, wheras most high street stores will stock variations of the other, in keeping with the current ‘season.’

Also, about things being damaged…not true! Things don’t get dumped in bin bags on the doorstep and then put themselves on the hanger for the customer, I used to work as a stylist in a charity shop and the staff would sift through the bags, sorting, checking for damages and steaming items ready for the shop floor. In some cases, depending on resources, items would be washed before going out – but not always. However, if you really aren’t into charity shops there are other ways you can shop ethically and sustainably – check out my previous blog post for inspo!

For the better part of this year, I have avoided fast fashion (I will invest in the occasional quality staple if I can’t find it elsewhere and I know it comes from an ethical brand) and love the idea of building my wardrobe from treasures I’ve found on a charity shop run. There are so many issues with fast fashion, from underpaying workers to its impact on the environment and pollution – if you’d like to learn more please follow this link and do some reading of your own! P.S Charity shopping can be a haven for vintage lovers around the world, you’d be surprised what people are getting rid of!

Frank approved.

Let’s get down to the business of what I bought. I would like to introduce this haul by saying that no charity shop run is complete without acquiring a record from Frank Sinatra – you will find his music in almost every charity shop you go in, and you can never have too much Frank in your life.

BTW – these records were 3 for £1! Thank you DEBRA.


The Haul.

  • Black and White Pinstripe Blazer – Size 12 ( A few sizes bigger, but I like an oversize fit) £3
  • Leopard Print Heels – Size 4 (I have tiny pea feet) £2
  • Christmas Cards £1
  • Wide Hole Knit Jumper – Medium (SO many layering opportunities) £2
  • Frank Sinatra & Count Basie – It Might As Well Be Swing [1961]
  • Broadway Hit Parade – Worldwide Movie and TV Hits [1969] (Listening to Peter Gunn on repeat forever now…)
  • The Top Ten Barbershop Quartets of 1969 [1969]

Impressed? Me too, time to bathe in the glory of my purchases, dance to Peter Gunn and drink a martini knowing I’m supporting sustainability, charity and style all at the same time.

Until next time,

A Decadent Pea x

A Small Business Christmas with Be Designer

Hello peas, today I want to talk about shopping. As a vintage lover, when I’m shopping I look for the quirky, the different, the decadent – and my means are often thrift shopping, charity shops, or independent sellers. Basically, I like to avoid the high street where I can, so when I come across somewhere new to shop that’s a little bit different, I jump at the chance to browse and find that new piece and that’s exactly what happened when I learned of BeDesigner.

This way of shopping is not only a great way to come across something unique, but it’s also a wonderful way to support the businesses that need it most. Whatever country you are in, I can almost guarantee that the small businesses around you have been impacted in some way by the pandemic. It can be hard to support yourself as one small entity when you are up against so many large corporations.

BeDesigner is a great place to go when you are searching for that something special, it hosts a multitude of independent brands, so you know that you can support small sellers from the comfort of your own home – but also, because it hosts so many brands you have the convenience of a department store, win win! Imagine how great it feels to be able to order a whole Christmas new outfit from somewhere, while supporting a bunch of small businesses in the process.

I was extremely lucky to receive a package from BeDesigner on my birthday which included a delicious Mojito smelling body scrub, and some lovely sunglasses (you can even change the arms! Hello, matching outfits). Upon receiving my package, I knew the love and support that goes into the business and sales at BeDesigner – you wouldn’t get a hand written note and cute stickers from a high street delivery I bet! The scrub was gorgeous to use, and I’d love to try the fairyfloss martini next! We all love a martini here at A Decadent Pea.

Virgin Alchemy Mock Mojito Body Scrub

When speaking to people in the past, I understood that they found it difficult to know where to shop with independent sellers as there were so many, and also, how were they to know that a business was reputable? On BeDesigner, every brand has a short biography about their business – and they even have a handmade section, so you really know that you are getting a one off special piece (I love the card holders!)

It’s not only for women, there is a section for men too, so you can find something special for that man in your life – while making a small business owner somewhere to do a happy dance – what’s not to love?

Anyway, I will let you get back to your Christmas shopping.

Until next time,

A Decadent Pea x

An Old Fashioned, Reely Good Boyfriend

This time last week I uploaded my first Reel to Instagram, and then wrote a blog post about it – and that is my plan once a week until further notice, and with that comes the challenge of finding something original to Reel about every time.

Fortunately, I live with my partner Jack who is not only a good sport (did you see his help on the last blog post?) but also a lot of fun to live with, and has no issue being dolled up and put in a Reel for the benefit of the greater good (or in this case, A Decadent Pea).

Before I continue, I would like to say that this particular reel of Jack amassed 500 views within the first five minutes, with that kind of reach you may be seeing him more often. After all, he is destined for stardom and has an amazing singing voice (stay tuned on this, excuse the pun).

Anyway, for this reel we decided to do a transformation from Jack’s slouchy look into a suave vintage geezer. Scroll down to see the end result.

I think I should give a mention the Old Fashioned Cocktail that I made Jack as part of this Reel. I am not a whisky drinker unfortunately, but he loves it, so… this may be the start of my career as a mixologist, but then again probably not.

You Will Need:

  • Whiskey of choice
  • Angsostura Bitters
  • Water
  • Sugar

Usually a drink such as this would require a maraschino cherry, or at least a slice of orange – but alas my bar was not stocked. The only whiskey we had to hand was Jack Daniels Honey, but I think it worked quite well in replacement of the fruit, and for a decadent sweet twist.

Anyone reading this who is actually a mixologist please don’t judge me (at least not publicly) for my drink making skills. I found out along my googling way, that this drink was created purely to disguise the rancid taste of some bootleg whiskies back in the day! Interesting…

Anyway, you need to sprinkle some sugar in the bottom of a rocks glass (we love this one from Anthropologie) dash it with a bit of Angostura and water, and mix until the sugar is dissolved. Then, you want to add whiskey and stir again. You can add ice cubes, and we love the refreezable ones, no more slamming the ice cube tray on the kitchen side – bonus that these ones are orange, kind of makes up for the lack of orange in the drink… Serve, or in my case, hold as a reward for the Reel video, and use it as a prop in the meantime.

Back to the Reel!

Using a bit of Brylcreem, his smart dinner shoes from a trusty charity shop (remember when I said that Vintage doesn’t have to be expensive?) and the confiscation of his playstation remote we transformed Jack to this vision below. Humphrey Bogart who?

I just want to say that as fun as this was, this was not an attack on Jack, or slouchy boys anywhere – as much as I love vintage it does not take over my every day life (not yet) and most of the time, I don’t dress vintage all day either. Just some fun between us during what seems like a never ending lockdown, so make your Old Fashioned and relax, nobody is offended here.

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for more Reels and fun vintage stuff!

Until next time,

A Decadent Pea x

P.S You continuity queens may notice that this drink is not the same as the one in the video, but when I was caught up in the madness of Reel making, I forgot to take photos. Meaning that Jack gets to enjoy it all over again! Win win.

A Monday Movie

A Monday Movie #2

I write this post tonight as I am sandwiched between two zoom webinars, so it may be a quick one…although, it may not. I am a filmmaker and talent agent day to day, and it goes without saying that films are incredibly important to me. I could write endless lists of films that I love and why, but I’m going to keep this blog-friendly for you all and write about a film I love that fits with the ethos of A Decadent Pea.

(Side note: and little bit of self promotion, if you would like to have a peek at the films I love outside of this vintage-sphere, you can look at my Letterboxd account)

If you did look at my Letterboxd account, you will see in my top 4 films sits A Streetcar Named Desire [1951] which is the centre of todays blog, yay!

I first learned about this film, and play when I was taking acting classes in my early teens. My teacher at the time was wonderful, she had a brilliant sense of humour, a brilliant list of things to watch and read – and fantastic advice on acting and writing.

At the age of 14 (ish) I didn’t have much interest in a black and white film from the 50’s, I was much more interested in the likes of teen comedies with pink wardrobes, and probably Lindsay Lohan. Anyway, I was told about this film from this wise lady who once taught me acting and writing, and I was adamant I just needed to see it.

So, the next time I was in town with my friends, I made a dash for HMV and searched desperately for this DVD that I had no knowledge about other than the cover.

And there it was…. Instead of me writing about my journey home, enjoy this GIF of the wonderfully beautiful Marlon Brando.

What was I saying? Oh yeah, the film.

I think when I watched it the first time, I fancied myself a bit of a teenage film connoisseur… look at me watching an old black and white film, look at me, a cinema enthusiast. In reality, I don’t think I understood the actual plot or much else until I’d watched it a few times over.

Fast forward to now, I’ve seen this film probably over 15 times – and I chase down every time that its playing on stage. Not only is it a great film, but Streetcar was originally written for the stage and I would recommend everyone to see it as and when they can. Fun fact: The play by Tennesse Williams made its debut on broadway on 3rd December 1947, wasn’t this post timed well!

I hate reading spoilers, especially accidental ones – but here is a brief plot outline of what happens in the film (please watch it)

A young woman lives with her husband in New Orleans, going about her life as normal in her tiny studio apartment when her sister Blanche (a stylish but fragile ‘southern belle’) moves in after suffering a loss (or a few losses). Drama ensues.

That’s me trying to tell you what happens without really telling you what happens. I’ve lived in a studio apartment, things get stressful.

After all, a woman’s charm is fifty percent illusion.

– Blanche Dubois

I’m really not going to say any more, because I don’t want to spoil things for you, and also my dinner is nearly ready. So, let me know if you watch the film and we can talk about it together!

Until next time,

A Decadent Pea

A Decoupage Coffee Table (and how to make yours)

Before I start this post I would like to mention the obvious in that, I can’t help you make a coffee table (I didn’t study woodwork, and if I did, I probably wouldn’t be very good) but rather, how to decorate a decoupage table in a decadent way (try saying that three times fast).

This is the second time I’ve made a little crafty project like this, and with the help of my partner Jack (he’s going to be popping up now and again) we are pretty happy with the results. As I write this, we are waiting for the final coat of varnish to dry, so that we can put coasters and other things on the table without it ruining the patterns.

Before I tell you how to do this, here is the list of what you will need. No use going on stage without learning your lines, after all.


1 x Piece of Wooden furniture, big or small.

A tub of Decopatch White Acrylic Covering Paint Primer

A tub of Clear Satin Varnish (I used Colours Satin Varnish from b+q)

A Tub of Mod Podge – Water base Sealer, Glue and Finish

Some paintbrushes

Sandpaper

An old book with pretty pictures that you don’t mind tearing up, or decoupage sheets. (Magazine paper will be too thin)


Okay, that’s your list – there are probably variants of these products that are suitable, but as these are tried and tested I would recommend them.

Let’s get down to business shall we…

So, this project came to me by chance, I had decided I wanted to make another table after the success of my first, and the plans were put in motion when I found a lovely retro coffee table for free on my favourite Olio app. You may have seen this name pop up a few times on my blog now, and you can often find some great bits and bobs for craft projects on there. You may even find some free books to repurpose!

Once you have some your piece of furniture, you are going to want to sand off any existing varnish so you have a slightly sad looking bit of furniture ready to be made beautiful again. A bit like me when I take off my make up before bed, and wake up the next day ready to reapply.

Me, A Pea, Hard At Work.

You will need to find a lot of scraps to cover your furniture with, so its important you think about the look of it and plan ahead. My original table decoration consists of black and white images from a book on gangster films that I found in my local charity shop. This one, Jack and I decided on a 1920’s memorabillia table, I had the 1920’s Scrapbook which was sadly damaged all along the spine, so I thought I’d make use of it. What I love about this book is that there is a series going through various decades, I also have the 60’s one.

Please note the size of the table, we had to use a whole book to cover it, so make sure you have enough pictures before you start sticking. There is no need to cut out the pictures neatly, you can just rip them out if you want too, don’t be shy!

1920’s Scrapbook Cuttings

Next, you’re going to want to get your primer and coat the surface that you plan to decoupage (not the most exciting but its got to be done), then wait for that to dry and have a nice cup of tea, or gin.

A Table With Primer

Now it’s time for the fun part, time to decoupage! It seems strange to write a how-to on this aspect, as its so random. But basically, you need to apply the Mod Podge to the back of the cutting, sticking it to your surface, and then brushing the top with a light layer of Mod Podge too. A Mod Podge sandwich.

Don’t be too neat! The aim of the game here is to create a collage of layered imagery – we don’t want to see any white primer on the table or whatever furniture you’re using.

Jack and I thought we had finished, but the next day we came back and spotted a few tiny white gaps that just needed to be filled, so don’t rush.

Once you’ve stuck everything down, I would suggest brushing a light layer of Mod Podge over the whole decoupage just to be sure everything is stuck down. Leave overnight.

The next day, you will come back to your project with fresh eyes, and it is time to varnish. This is quite boring but must be done to keep your table protected and even heat resistant in some cases. The particular varnish that I chose is apparently quick dry, but still recommends that you leave 4 hours between coats. You need to apply 3 coats in total, which means sadly, another day before you can use your furniture – but you will love the end result.

Et Voila

The End Result (Still A Tiny Bit Wet)

There we have it, a lovely decoupage project in its completion (almost). If you tried this method I would love to see what you have done, and maybe feature on my social media! Sharing is caring. I’d love to do a clipboard next, I think that would look brilliant – making notes, decadent style.

Until next time,

A Decadent Pea x