Upcycle a Plain Kids' Chair With a Decoupaged Map

Put an old map to new use as a colorful addition to plain wooden kids' chairs.

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Trim Excess

Press the map into each corner or transition, then trim the excess with utility knife. In areas where two perpendicular edges meet (such as where the back meets the seat or seat support), cut one section away first then press the other section into the corner and cut. Wrap the overhanging edges under the bottom edge of the seat, then trim away any excess. Wipe off any excess glue with a damp cloth throughout the installation.

Repeat Positioning, Cutting and Cleanup

Repeat the above steps for each map-covered area of the chair. Allow the glue to set for 30 minutes to cure properly. Tip: Always check the label on the product for specific drying times as well as re-coating times to avoid adding a finish coat too soon.

Apply Finishing Coat of Decoupage Medium

To add a protective layer over the map, apply a coat of decoupage medium over the map sections of each chair (Image 1). Allow proper dry time for curing and apply a second coat if needed (Image 2). Tip: An extra coat of decoupage medium will add more durability for chairs used by active children.

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