Thursday, May 14, 2015
Mod Podge Map Chair
I found this chair at the Restore for my son to use at his desk. We both love maps and I thought it would be fun for him to have a map chair in his room. It's not wood and has a laminate like finish, but decided to give mod podge a try.
First, I laid wrapping paper on top of the seat to trace the shape. I cut it out and then used it as a pattern to cut out on the map.
I lightly sanded the top of the chair to rough it up a bit and wiped it clean. Then I used a foam brush to paint a layer of mod podge (affiliate link) on the chair and press the map in place. I painted and pressed in thirds from top to bottom so it wouldn't dry out. I gently used a credit card to smooth out wrinkles as best as I could, but since the map was paper, I was afraid it would tear if I pressed it too hard. After it dried completely, I painted a layer of mod podge on top of the map, taking extra care to seal the edges.
It doesn't have a completely smooth finish. It has that little wrinkly look that mod podge often gives you, but I don't really notice it anymore. It makes it look more vintage-y. My son has sat on this almost every day for the past two years and it hasn't peeled or cracked at all!
I used the other half of the map on the back of a bookcase I fixed up over here.
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