I am thrilled today to finally be able to share this little labor of love I’ve been working on! As I said yesterday in my Family Photo Flip Book post, I’m working hard at getting my little space of our new home, my craft room, looking more like me and more fabulous. Today’s installment focuses on my little reading nook area and the Mod Podge Table Makeover that I think is the centerpiece of the whole room.
Are you ready??
- side table
- spray paint (if needed)
- Mod Podge – Matte
- Mod Podge – Hard Coat
- Maggie Holmes Decorative Paper, cut to sixteen 3 in. squares
- wrapping paper
- paper cutter/scissors
- white acrylic paint
- painters tape
- paint brush
1. If the table that you have isn’t the color that you’d like for it to be, go ahead and spray paint it. The table that I found was a very bright turquoise and although it was super cute, it just wasn’t what I was looking for. The coral-y pink was a perfect change. Make sure the table is completely dry before moving onto the next step.
2. Trace the top of the table with the wrapping paper and cut it out.
3. Fold the wrapping paper template in fourths to find the center of the paper.
4. Begin placing the squares of decorative paper on the template until you find a good mix of how you’d like it to look. Use a tape runner to stick the decorative paper to the wrapping paper.
5. Trim the excess decorative paper from around the edge of the template.
6. Now comes the fun part! Apply a light layer of the Matte Mod Podge to the table top and carefully lay the template on top of it.
7. Apply a thin layer of the Mod Podge Hard Coat on top of the decorative paper, making sure to get out as many bubbles as possible. Let it dry completely.
8. Repeat the application of the Hard Coat 3-4 more times to make sure you get a solid sealed surface.
9. I wanted to add a little something extra to the table, so I created the dipped legs look. Use the painters tape to create a line around each of the legs where you’d like the dipped effect to stop.
10. Paint each of the legs with the white acrylic paint and let it dry.
I’ve had this random arm chair that was gifted to me floating around different parts of my home and it’s final resting place has been my craft room, but can you see how not cute it was?
I decided to break down and create a slipcover for the beast and let me tell you, it was no easy feat. After lots of pinning, tucking, sewing, seam-ripping, and quiet curse words, she’s done and she’s pretty.
I really think the pom trim (aka the dingle ball trim) and the pink pleats really make it stand out and painting the chair legs white completed the transformation. So far, I adore this sweet spot in my own little haven. 🙂
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