Hello there! I'm Amy from Modge Podge Rocks, and I'm so pleased to be guest blogging for Making Memories. I'm a huge fan. Making Memories' products go very well with decoupage. I LOVE Vintage Findings, Toil & Trouble and Panorama. Why do I love paper and embellishments so much? YOu see, after scrapbooking it seems there are lots of extra goodies left over. Why not use those goodies to make something? And add in some Mod Podge? That is what my entire blog is about... Mod Podging... and so I bring you a chair project using Making Memories Panorama collection and Mod Podge. I think you are going to like it - strike that - you are going to LOVE it. But enough chit chat. Let me tell you how I made this chair. It's easy.
The first thing you should do is assemble your chair and paint it. I hope you aren't like me, forgetting where you put the screws for the seat. It's okay - I was able to paint the seat separately. Paint the chair legs Terra Cotta, the crossbars Coffee Bean and the seat Greenscape. Check out the project photo for reference.
Your dogs might get bored waiting for you to finish painting. It's a condition called "lack of snugglitis."
This is showing you how I laid out the papers to make sure that they would fit. Do any trimming that's necessary.
Time for the Mod Podge action to begin! Working one piece at a time, spread a medium layer of Mod Podge over the slat of the chair seat.
Smooth your paper down with your fingers - remember to smooth, smooth, smooth! Keep smoothing until all of the air bubbles are gone. If any Mod Podge comes out the sides, wipe it away with your brush. It's better to use too much Mod Podge rather than not enough. Repeat with every piece of paper that you cut. Allow everything to dry for at least 15 - 20 minutes.
Go back and coat the top of your papers with Mod Podge. At this time you can coat the entire chair with Mod Podge. I recommend working in stages, painting with Mod Podge and allowing to dry before you move onto another area. Coat the chair one complete time, allow to dry and then do it again. At this stage you may be better off allowing it to dry overnight. It should at least be dry to the touch.
Apply rubons and stickers as desired. I added rubons to the front of my chair in a random pattern, as you can see in the finished photo. I just used the bottom of my paint brush to attach the rubons - it worked well. I also attached stickers spelling my name on the chairback so you could see what they look like. I probably will change the name when I have a cute little child to give it to! Give the rubons a coat of Mod Podge to seal them. You don't want them to scrape off with handling. Allow to dry.
I realized I was almost done - but that the chair needed something. I know, I know. Polka spotted balls! What little child's chair doesn't need balls with polka dots? But you already knew that. It took me a moment to realize it. I made this handy-dandy contraption for my ball painting. It's a styrofoam block with small dowels stuck into it. You can easily paint your wood balls without making a mess on your hands.
The polka dot part of the balls is so easy. Just use the end of your paint brush, dip it into the Ivory White and touch to the wood ball. Repeat with all of the balls, making random polka dots here and there. Allow them to dry. Seal them with Mod Podge and allow to dry.
As you can see, I finally found the seat screws and attached it so that someone could sit in it. It is a chair, after all. Glue the balls onto the chair - use the two large on the top back of the chair, six small on the chairback and then spread the other 12 around under the seat as shown. Allow the chair to sit for 24 hours by itself before using. Thanks for joining me today here at Making Memories - I had a blast. If you need any decoupage or relationship advice, feel free to swing by Mod Podge Rocks any time. There's always something new to see. Have a great day! --
- Wood chair, unfinished - I got mine from Jo-Ann
- Making Memories Panoma Collection - three sheets of paper, rub-ons and adhesive letters
- FolkArt Paint - Greenscape, Terra Cotta, Coffee Bean, Ivory White
- Mod Podge Hard Coat
- Wood balls, unfinished - two large and 18 small
- Craft Glue
- Paint brushes of various sizes
- Scissors or craft knife and mat
- Pen or pencil