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From Drab to Fab: Over 40 Decoupage Furniture Makeover Ideas

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.

From Drab to Fab Over 40 Decoupage Furniture Makeover Ideas

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 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!

Decoupage Furniture

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.

Did you enjoy these unique furniture projects? Let me know in the comments! 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:

Keep on Shining

Friday 13th of January 2023

Came here from a link on expecting a 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:


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.