How to make a World Map Chair.

So we had these ugly chairs in our kitchen for far too long...

 As a student I made the wise decision to leave them outside during the glorious English winter (perma-moist) and they were left rather sad looking and flaky. BF complained they were leaving little paint flakes all over nice-new-flats floors. I naturally denied this, but lets face it knew the truth- a makeover was needed.


 So here is the result- a map chair! I am obsessed with maps, and have made many a craft using old maps, such as framed art and bunting. But this was my first project using maps to makeover larger furniture. I must say I think I have caught the bug and fancy transforming a chest of drawers sometime soon, stay tuned for that one! Interested in your own chair makeover? Read on...


How I did it:
1. I bought 3 world maps from John Lewis, costing a total of £3.75.

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2. I then cut these into strips about 5cm wide (very roughly) and started the messy process of sticking them all over the chair using PVA glue, smoothing with a damp sponge.

3. When it was covered all over I left it to dry before varnishing- 2 coats of hardcore outdoor varnish, I like a smooth finish :)

That’s pretty much it!
If anyone has any more specific questions please don’t hesitate to message me.
Thanks for reading x