Ever tried Mod Podging furniture? It’s a great way to upcycle a piece on a budget! Check out these 40+ decoupage furniture projects to get started.
Time and time again, I see that your favorite projects on this blog are from the DIY furniture category. And I don’t blame you – the decoupage furniture projects are my favorites too!
I don’t consider myself to be a home repair/intensive DIY person, so the thought of Mod Podging a chair or table is much nicer than the thought of something fancy like staining. I know, it’s just a mind game . . . but I can’t help it.
Mod Podge doesn’t scare me, and often times it’s the more budget friendly upcycling option. If you’re on the same page as I am, take a peek at this collection of over 40 decoupage furniture ideas. You’ll be Mod Podging a chair in no time – I know it!
Tip: if you’re wondering what Mod Podge formula you should use for these projects, I highly recommend Hard Coat. It’s very durable and perfect for furniture.
And yes, you can brush a polycrylic top coat on top for even further durability, OR you can use resin to finish (which is waterproof). Mod Podge is not completely waterproof, so if you are needing that type of toughness, please read that post so you know what to do to waterproof it.
Ready to dig into the project ideas? Keep on reading!
You're going to love these Mod Podge furniture ideas ranging from tables to chairs to dressers and more! Grab your decoupage medium and get started. These projects are easier than you think.
Learn how to decoupage a tabletop with fabric and Mod Podge! It's easy, even for beginners.
This map chair will be such a beautiful addition to your home! Use maps of your favorite places - so easy to do with decoupage medium.
DIY File Cabinet Makeover the Easy Way!
In this DIY file cabinet project, we'll show you the easy way to do a revamp with fabric! This filing cabinet makeover is SO cute.
Colorful End Table Makeover
This colorful end table makeover is one that you MUST try! This decoupage furniture is so easy and completely changes a room with little effort.
Cork Board Jewelry Organizer with Fabric
Courtney revamped her bathroom cabinet with pretty paint colors - and turned the inside into a cork board jewelry organizer with fabric!
Coloring Pages Side Table
Infuse your colored artwork into your home decor with this fun decoupage side table! Instead of leaving your coloring pages in the book, this is a great way to use them.
Decorate a Stool
Make a decorative step stool with Mod Podge and your favorite patterned papers! I'll show you how to do it, with tips and tricks.
Faux Quilted Chair
I absolutely love this faux quilted effect on a chair made with paper and Mod Podge! So cute, and you get the added bonus of quilt marks with a Sharpie.
Brighten up a shelf with fabric in this fun decoupage bookcase project! You'll be surprised at how easy it is to decoupage furniture with Mod Podge.
Unique Wallpaper Dresser with Mod Podge
This wallpaper dresser is so easy to do with Mod Podge! Pick your favorite pattern and simply decoupage to the front of the drawers.
Decoupaged Map Table
Not only is this piece of furniture decoupaged on the top with maps - but Jen did the sides of the drawer too! I love how this piece turned out.
Vintage Postcard Decoupage Dresser
David has a thing for old postcards, so he downloaded a bunch of them and decoupaged them to the front of a dresser! The result is a perfect homage to a love of travel.
Decoupage Chair for Your Favorite Book Lover
Learn how to decoupage a simple wood chair! This decoupage chair was created for a book lover - use any graphics you like with this method.
Image Transfer to a Table Top
Try an image transfer to furniture with a Goodwill find - this table was made over with paint, photo transfer medium, and a vintage graphic!
Decoupage Chest of Drawers
This decoupage chest of drawers uses vintage themed bird graphics along with some paint to make a show stopping piece of furniture!
Mod Podge Barstools
Brooke had a pair of barstools that have been in the family forever, but needed a serious revamp! I love what she did with a little spray paint and some Mod Podge.
DIY Step Stool Makeover with Mod Podge
I needed something small to reach the tops of my kitchen shelves - so I decorated this DIY step stool in my favorite fabric colors!
Glitter a Chair with Mod Podge
This is a chair fit for a crafting queen! Debi will show you how to cover a chair in glitter so that it lasts. I absolutely love it!
Fabric Lined Drawers
Use Mod Podge and your favorite fabric pattern to create these unique fabric lined drawers - I love the surprise every time you open one!
Sheet Music Dresser
Marian found this dresser at an auction for $6! She painted it, but some of the veneer was beyond repair. And that's where Mod Podge comes in . . . along with sheet music. This dresser became a very beautiful piece of decoupage furniture and it was easier to do than you might think.
Floral Decoupage Bookshelf with Napkins
I'm always looking for furniture to re-do and this $5 fixer upper was a fun find! Jen used napkins to make this bookshelf perfect for a little girl's room, and you can use the same technique.
Upcycled Filing Cabinet
Give a basic filing cabinet some flair with this beautiful floral upcycled piece for your office space. This project is sure to add charm and style to your daily work routine.
Transform An Expedit Using A Panel Curtain
On another of these decoupage furniture projects, I used a pillowcase to transfer a table. You can do it with a curtain too! Chaney will show you how to do it on an IKEA bookshelf.
Easy Table Revamp with a Pillowcase
Use Mod Podge and a pillowcase (yes, a pillowcase!) to decoupage a design onto a tabletop. This table revamp is really easy!
DIY Outdoor Chair
See how Vivienne revamped an old, chewed up chair with a little bit of paint, fabric, and Mod Podge.
Easy Dresser Makeover with Children's Art
Use your kids' artwork to re-do a furniture piece in this fun dresser makeover. It's way easier to do than you might think.
DIY End Table from a Luggage Rack
If you are into salvaged furniture, this DIY end table is perfect for you! It was made using an old luggage rack and cabinet door.
Cover a plain wood chair using some fancy pants napkins – what a makeover! This decoupage furniture idea makes quite an impact.
DIY Craft Table from a TV Tray
Don't throw out that used TV tray - turn it into a DIY craft table using fabric and Mod Podge! Just cover the top: so easy!
Decoupage Table with Wrapping Paper (So Easy!)
Learn how to make decoupage table with wrapping paper! It's easy to do with Mod Podge Outdoor and this tutorial. Such a unique project.
Decoupage Chair for Kids with Added Flair
Looking for a way to personalize children's furniture? This kids decoupage chair is easy to make with paint, paper and Mod Podge.
Fabric Coffee Table with Mod Podge (Easy!)
This fabric coffee table was easy to make with Mod Podge! Buy a piece of furniture from IKEA or the Goodwill and give it a unique makeover.
Decoupage a Metal File Cabinet with Wrapping Paper
Re-do a filing cabinet with decoupage medium and wrapping paper. Use Hard Coat Mod Podge on your decoupage file cabinet for extra durability!
This Baseball Card Table Uses Simple Supplies!
Try a unique furniture project: a themed baseball card table. David uses simple supplies from the hardware store - you can do it too!
IKEA Furniture Makeover with Fabric
Use fabric and Mod Podge to upcycle an old organizing cabinet. This IKEA furniture makeover is really easy - you'll love this technique!
Coffee Table with Coasters
This inexpensive coffee table was turned into a personalized piece using coasters and Mod Podge.
Side Table Graphic Transfer
Susan picked a gorgeous shade of blue for her decoupage furniture revamp, and made her end table even more fantastic with an image transfer.
Decoupage Chair with Fabric
Don’t throw those scraps in the garbage – patchwork a child’s chair instead.
Decoupage Desk Makeover with Postcards
Kelly wanted the look of decoupage postcards on her desk so she tackled the project with Mod Podge! Learn how easy it is to do here.
Decoupage Stool with Pretty Paper
A decoupage stool is really easy to make with Mod Podge! I used my favorite scrapbook paper and used a patchwork effect. Learn how in this post!
DIY Mod Podge Dresser
This decoupage furniture piece is totally aspirational! This is an example of what you can do to a dresser with some wrapping paper and Mod Podge. And some paint, of course. What an impact!
Did you enjoy these unique furniture projects? I’d love for you to check out these other posts as well:
Thursday 23rd of February 2023
Can you tell me what to use on a table top with mosaic insert in wood and how to waterproof it
Tuesday 28th of February 2023
Hi Barbara! You can get a guide to that here: https://craftsbliss.com/how-to-make-mosaic-waterproof/
Keep on Shining
Friday 13th of January 2023
Came here from a link on https://modpodgerocksblog.com/mod-podge-fabric-to-wood-furniture/ expecting a video....so you may want to check your links. This paragraph - "Where I think we should start is with a video! It’s going to give you the basics of furniture decoupage (though it’s done with paper). Whether it be paper or fabric, the surface preparation and application is the same. It will help you get started:"
Tuesday 31st of January 2023
Hi there! There's a video embedded in the post! I'm not sure why you can't see it, but it's also on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdIWrgdudAk
Monday 17th of March 2014
Oh my gosh, I love this furniture. This is exactly what I love the most about home decor, unique pieces. Great projects :)
Tuesday 11th of March 2014
Thanks for including my IKEA hack in your awesome roundup! Love all these projects.