decoupage map chair

I haven’t added a ‘making’ post in while. That’s partly because the cold weather has just made me want to stay inside and bake and partly because this chair took a little longer than my usual crafty bits and pieces.

I saw something similar posted on pinterest and fell in love with it. After dragging Mr Colonial Cravings around virtually every charity shop in the area I eventually found this old school chair at a reclamation yard in Baltimore.

After a fair bit of sanding I resprayed the frame and simply used PVA glue to stick on my map (wrapping paper) before applying a couple of top coats of PVA. I finished it off with a wipe on Polyurethane varnish – I love it so I want it to be as durable as possible.

I have some of the paper left over so I fear a may become a little obsessed with covering things with it, I love maps. To me they aren’t a document – they’re an invitation!