Tips From Mary
In the past when I put together posts on decorator Mary McDonald, a few readers commented on McDonald's paper-covered file cabinet that was featured in Domino, February 2006. Everyone flipped for the cabinet but some found it difficult to duplicate. So, here is advice from the master herself:
"O.K. guys I see you need some instruction on the filing cabinet thing. First of all you must get an exact size of your filing cabinet and go to Kinkos on the oversize machine. It is best to flirt with someone to help you before you make 75 copies the wrong size! Start with an image similar in ratio -- long and thin then you can cut the weird edges off. If you just cannot be art school neat about it, make another different trim for the border to frame it. Use mounting spray, exacto knives and then lacquer it. You can use decoupage supplies too -- very self explanatory with directions. Try again!"