Use Mod Podge to Transform Your Most Boring Piece of Furniture!

3 Materials
$10
2 Hours
Easy

Grab a piece of your favourite paper, a container of Mod Podge and turn the ugliest and most boring piece of furniture into a piece of art.
use mod podge to transform your most boring piece of furniture
I forgot to take a picture of the top of this set of drawer so you will just have to trust me when I say it was B-A-D. It had water damage, the veneer was peeling up and even after I took an electric sander too it, it was still rough and uneven. My solution?
use mod podge to transform your most boring piece of furniture
My solution?  Grab some matte Mod Podge!  I don't use Mod Podge very often.  I actually find it a bit hard to work with.  For this project though, I thought it might just be thing I needed.

I had picked up this vintage inspired paper a couple of years ago when I was in Pennsylvania ( see what else I found here!)  to take a class with Marion Parsons (AKA Miss Mustard Seed!  eeek! Want to see? Visit this post... ) and had such big plans for it but just never got to it.  And guess what... turns out that was a good thing because it was the perfect size for the set of drawers. 

Before applying any Mod Podge, I made sure the paper fit the way I would like it in order to frame the picture on the top.  I creased the edges once I had it in place to make putting it on later easier.
use mod podge to transform your most boring piece of furniture
A thin layer of Mod Podge was applied.  With the piece not being overly big, I decided to apply it on the entire top and work with the paper all at once.  I wanted the paper to have a really aged look so I wasn't concerned about crinkles and tears.   
use mod podge to transform your most boring piece of furniture
To finish off the edges, I ran a straight blade along the edge and sliced off the excess paper.  Since I wasn't worry about the paper looking worn, I wasn't very careful and let the paper rip at will ;) 
use mod podge to transform your most boring piece of furniture
Even though I don't use Mod Podge very often, I would definitely recommend this method when a piece just can't be fixed. 

Find some gorgeous paper, and let it become your new top.

To see more pictures and some tips on how to get a crinkly, old look to the paper, hop over to the original post on the Recreated Designs blog...

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