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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.

Linking to: YTTS #31, Artsy Fartsy Link Party, Catch as Can 213, Link Party Palooza, PJ 279, That DIY Party, Merry Monday #54, Inspire Me Monday #60, The Scoop 171, Inspire Me Tuesday, You're Gonna Love It, FDTR 168, Wow Us Wednesday #222, Wake up Wednesday 69, Furniture Feature Friday         

12 comments:

  1. nice I have a galvanized tub I'm thinking of modpodging it and turning it into something else yours turned out so cool thanks for sharing have a great day

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  2. This would look good in my house. I love it!

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  3. Love it! My husband wants a travel themed room in the basement, and this would be great for extra seating.

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  4. that is awesome. i love anything map/travel related, and this is truly unique!
    b

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  5. That looks great and it's good to know that it lasted so long with the Mod Podge. Thanks for sharing on the Merry Monday Link Party.

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  6. A very nice chair...and what an idea. We're always thinking of ways to incorporate maps and the like into our home for Baby Boy! :)

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  7. Such a cute idea! Featuring this at Wow this week.

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  8. Such a cute idea! Featuring this at Wow this week.

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  9. love this map chair! i so want a few for myself :) if you get time, we would love if you stopped by our creative challenge upcycle party! http://2crochethooks.com/week-4-may-craft-challenge/

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