Tea caddy Pt1

Whilst I am not ready to start back on the models yet, I do have a small project that needs completed.
Those of you who know Me know that I like My Tea!
To this end we have a caddy to hold a mixture of various loose teas (It was, I think, originally a seed chest) however it all looks a bit grubby and tired and does not fit in with the rest of the refurbished kitchen.

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We had discussed a number of options, starting with painting it white, then progressing to contrasting drawer fronts, then settling on painting the drawers a variety of pastel shades.

Then, however I had the sudden thought to decoupage the drawers, finally settling on the idea of maps of various tea growing areas.

An old Atlas was purchased from EBay, a mask made and a selection of maps cut out.

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Then the drawers removed from the caddy, and their various fittings removed.

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each front then coated with a layer of PVA (smoothed off to ensure complete coverage) I had debated using a watered down mix, but want the strength that neat PVA will give.

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Then the maps smoothed on.

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And the whole lot left under pressure to get a good bond

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And yes, I did notice and re-align the two that had slipped before the glue set.

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