Mod Podge Paper

I just painted this chest with a Modern Masters Metal Effects kit and felt that it wouldn’t be complete without the inside being made over as well.  I ripped out the old wall paper that had been in there for what seemed to be someone’s lifetime.  It surprisingly had adhered very well for a very long time, but it also came out just fine.  Check it out…

Use Mod Podge to help cover almost any eyesore!  I love how it transformed the inside of this 'treasure chest' #diyPainful surgery right here.  That little patch above on the right … stayed right there … shhh … nobody will know.

Use Mod Podge to help cover almost any eyesore!  I love how it transformed the inside of this 'treasure chest' #diyI tried to use contact paper, let’s just say, it was a FAILED attempt … a HORRIBLY FAILED ATTEMPT

Use Mod Podge to help cover almost any eyesore!  I love how it transformed the inside of this 'treasure chest' #diyIt wouldn’t stick to the sides…. So, don’t waste your time or your contact paper on this nonsense….

NEXT!!!!!!!!!!

Use Mod Podge for paper and random scrapbook paper I had in my studio.

The stars were definitely aligned as a) I found the Mod Podge and b) I found the scrapbook paper.  It was meant to happen.

As you know, I do love color and fabric and quilts.  Since this project was being completed close to midnight and I was too impatient to wait till 9am the next morning when Joann or Michael’s opened, I used what I had.  The look was to be a scrappy quilt-esque!

Use Mod Podge to help cover almost any eyesore!  I love how it transformed the inside of this 'treasure chest' #diy

How to do Mod Podge paper…

Using a paint brush {either sponge or chip}, apply a layer of Mod Podge on to the surface.

Then, line up the paper and stick it up there.

Move on to the next area and do the same, and so on.

Then, you’ll want to go over the the top with a layer of Mod Podge.  It may look a bit bubbly at first while it’s wet but don’t fret  {oooohhhh, I’m so much a poet!!}

  The bubbles should subside become flattened.  I’d just pay attention to the bigger bubbles that might look like you have a huge air pocket underneath.  Working out these kinds of air bubble with the smaller sheets of paper and smaller work space isn’t too daunting.

Once you have each area completed, take a look around and you can see how amazing you did and touch up the un-shiney areas with a coat of Mod Podge.

It’ll ensure an even finish and make your completed project look like a Mod Podge expert did it!  Because, after all, that’s what we all want, right?!!

Use Mod Podge to help cover almost any eyesore!  I love how it transformed the inside of this 'treasure chest' #diyAnd now, the inside of the chest is all fancy to match the exterior!  It took less than an hour to complete the inside.  I’m so glad I did and didn’t just leave it!

Use Mod Podge to help cover almost any eyesore!  I love how it transformed the inside of this 'treasure chest' #diyWhat do you think?

Be sure to click over to see how I transformed this free chest from drab to fab.

I’d love to see your projects if you’ve done similar ones.  If you’re inspired by this project and do one of your own, please link back to this post.

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