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This May was Mod Podge’s 50th anniversary and to celebrate the Fab Furniture Flippin Contest sponsor was Mod Podge!! Oh man do I love Mod Podge!! I use this stuff on so many projects of mine! From decoupaging fabric and paper to transferring images on ceramic, wood and more! This month’s theme is “Garden Treasures”. I received 2 different types of Mod Podge to complete this project. One was a type meant for fabric or paper decoupage and the other was a hard coat meant to be used as a sealant.
Who knew there were so many types of Mod Podge?? I didn’t!
I had a tough time trying to decide what to makeover for this month’s contest. I finally decided to work on these 2 folding chairs I had found on the curb a couple of years ago. They were sitting in my shed just begging for an update!
I thought these would be adorable with a little update of paint and decorative napkins decoupage on them! I could use them as extra seating on my deck!
First I cleaned them really well and used some paint I had leftover from another project I recently completed. I used Heirloom Traditions Paint in Cobblestone which is a light blueish gray.
Here they are! They look better already but they’re going to look even better with some Mod Podge decoupage!
I decided to decoupage pretty decorative napkins on the seats of the chairs. I bought these pretty napkins on Amazon. They are 3 ply napkins.
This is the underside of the napkin. Because they are 3 ply you need to remove the 2 other layers and only decoupage the top layer.
Here is the top layer.
Next, I used the Mod Podge intended for fabric and brushed it on the surface of the chair with a foam brush in the area of where the napkin will cover. I lay down the napkin and using a piece of clear plastic wrap I rub that over the napkin to minimize any creasing.
I didn’t really mind the creasing too much because I wanted the chairs to look a bit worn and distressed anyway.
Rub really well all over the napkin surface.
When it’s dry I used a sanding sponge on the edges to cleanly cut my edge of the napkin.
After it dried I used the hard coat Mod Podge to seal it for outdoor use. I also thought it needed a little ageing and distressing so I used some Minwax special dark wax to give it a little patina and make it look more aged.
Here they are all done! They look so adorable on my deck! Now I have some pretty extra seating next time I have a party!
I just love the aged, old look I achieved!
Before and After!! Go check out Mod Podge online or at your local craft store and see what you can create!
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