I painted all the exposed wood turquoise and set it aside to dry. In the studio, I cut a large piece of watercolor paper to fit the inside drawer dimensions. I layed out my background design and began to decopauge my piece. The hardest part was getting it glue down in the back of the draw. I found that some patience helped and over night it had flattened out. I often give my background overnight to flatten before working on the final subject.
I also like to bargin hunt in a few small town junk shops looking for old canvases and frames to upcycle. I only paid $5 for both the frame and canvas I used to create Four Friends
So consider the unlikely for your next project.