Ikea Hack – Map Table
A few weeks ago I posted about how I had personalised some old wooden chairs by covering them in maps. After reading this post my friend Leonie was inspired to make her own map project. She was in the process of revamping her teenage sons room, ready for his return from travelling around Australia and Asia. In his room was an old IKEA side table which she upcycled with a world map. Her son loved is map table.
What you need to make a Map Table
How to make a Map Table
- Clean and Paint the table in desired colour.
- Carefully measure out to top of the table. Roll out your Map and cut out the section that you need using these measurements
- When the paint is fully dried. Cover the table top with a layer of PVA glue. Leave to dry slightly so tacky.
- Place your cut out map on top of the glue using a ruler to squeeze out any bubbles.
- Paint a layer of PVA glue over the top of the map, leave to dry over night.
- Cover the table with a final protective layer this time use waterproof PVA glue or acrylic varnish.
I’m really chuffed that Leonie was inspired to make her map table after reading my post and I am grateful to her for sharing her project with me. If you have any map projects I would love to hear from you. I have pinterest board dedicated to Map projects.
If you liked this post you will also like some of my other map posts:
Easy Map Place Mats
Upcycled Map Magnetic Board and Pins
Brilliant Vintage Map Suitcase
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