Mod Podge and I go way back, but we have a sort of volatile relationship. (There have been a couple of projects in our history that didn't go well, and I think we each blamed the other for the failure.) However, for this challenge I thought we worked rather well together. (If anything, it was Paint and Camera who were uncooperative on this one.)
For this task, I Mod Podged an old wooden chair that had been in our backyard for years. If memory serves, the previous owners left it here.
This chair was a mess, but I'd been hanging onto it because it had nice lines. Our dog chewed on it. I asked her about it, but she just gave me a guilty smile and invoked her 5th Amendment right to not incriminate herself.
The chair was kind of rough and rickety (1) and while our dog had actually chewed a little bit all over the chair, she really took big chunks out of it on the front slat on the seat(2).
With a whole lot of spackle, I filled holes and basically created a whole new seat slat. The chair was sanded, primed, and the edges were sprayed with an apple green paint. (3) I then hand mixed acrylic paints to get the exact shade of green to match my fabric. The chair was painted with that.
I had been looking for scrapbook paper for this project, but this apple-sage green and cream geometric fabric practically jumped into my arms at JoAnn's. Taking care to keep the pattern straight and lined up, I cut the fabric into strips and Mod Podged them to the seat slats (4) and the back slats (5). The fabric was definitely easier to work with than paper would have been. Also because it was thicker and had some texture, it better hid the spackled/repaired areas (which were not repaired perfectly.)
When the whole thing was dry I mixed a wash of Mod Podge and watered-down gold paint and went over the whole piece. (6)
It took several attempts to get the paint and the wash just right. After all that careful mixing and painting, I cannot get the camera and lighting right so that the color of the chair comes out in the photos.
This photographs like a beige-green-gray, but really it is a soft apple green. (Gee, I sure wish you could see it.)
I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. It is certainly better that it was as the dog's chew toy!
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Amy from Mod Podge Rocks knows this stuff backwards and forwards and you'll be amazed by some of the things she has created.