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Decoupage Chair Covered with Maps

This map chair will be such a beautiful addition to your home! Use maps of your favorite places – so easy to do with Mod Podge.

map chair

Okay, I’m going to be the first to admit that it doesn’t say that this cool map chair was made with Mod Podge – in fact, it was a thrift store find.

The point is that you COULD make it with Mod Podge, and you could do it very easily. I love decoupage furniture with maps, and I want either a dresser or chair with them Mod Podged on top in my next place. Yay!

This would be a great idea for an office space or a themed study area. Is there something you want to freshen up for back to school? This is a great project to try.

Even though no instructions were provided in the original post, I’m happy to provide a tutorial below. If you want to decoupage a chair with maps, use this to do it.

3 good reasons at roddy and ginger

Yield: 1 chair

Map Chair

map chair

Learn how to Mod Podge a chair with maps using this tutorial!

Prep Time 1 hour
Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Difficulty Intermediate
Estimated Cost $10


  • Wood chair
  • Map paper sheets
  • Sandpaper
  • Mod Podge Hard Coat
  • Minwax Polycrylic


  • Brayer
  • Scissors
  • Screwdriver
  • Paintbrushes
  • Spray bottle
  • Craft knife


  1. Clean the chair and take off the back and seat (if possible). Sand and wipe away the sanding dust. Paint if desired.
  2. Cut the paper to fit both the back and seat (with overlap). Add water to the spray bottle and lightly mist the paper (this will prevent wrinkles).
  3. Starting with the back, apply a layer of Mod Podge to the wood surface. Place the paper down and smooth with a brayer to remove wrinkles.
  4. Let dry 15 - 20 minutes and then trim the edges with the craft knife.
  5. Seal with Mod Podge over the top of the paper. Let dry for 15 - 20 minutes.
  6. Apply two more coats of Mod Podge, letting dry between coats. Let dry and apply a coat of poly. Let dry.
  7. Repeat steps 3 - 6 with the seat bottom.
  8. Once the seat and back are completely dry, replace them onto the chair frame.

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Yay! DIY

Thursday 23rd of February 2012

This is so neat - you could totally make it with Mod Podge! It'd be so cute in a kid's playroom!

Everything's Blue

Wednesday 22nd of February 2012

This is to find some old maps!


Tuesday 21st of February 2012

Maps are so beautiful. I love the love of them while I'm not always good at using them for getting from one place to the other. I'd love to do something with maps of places I've lived. Could furnish a library full of bookshelves.

SusieB Originals

Tuesday 21st of February 2012

Glad you like my pin! Love the MPR board, so fun!

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