A Simple but really effective IKEA Hack – Map Table
A few weeks ago I posted about how I had
After reading this post my friend Leonie was inspired to make her own map table project. She was in the process of revamping her teenage
This was a really simple and quick way to transform a boring old side table into something with the wow factor. On his return, her son Jack loved his new map table and looking at all the countries he had visited on the map.
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What you need to make a Map Table
How to make a Map Table
1. The first thing you need to do is to clean and paint the aide table in the desired
2. Next, carefully measure the top of the table. Then, roll out your Map and cut out the section that you need using these measurements. If you use a downloaded map you can print
3. When the paint is fully dried. Cover the table top with a layer of PVA glue. Leave to dry slightly about 1-2 minutes so that it feels tacky to the touch.
4. Next, carefully place the cut-out map on top of the glue covered table. Then, using a ruler or credit card gently squeeze out any air bubbles.
5. Then brush a layer of PVA glue (mod podge) over the top of the map, leave to dry overnight. This will act as a protective varnish.
6. Finally, I suggest
It is really that simple!
IKEA Map Table Hack – Using Image Transfer
Another way to transfer a map to a table is with Mod Podge image transfer. Using Map
However, with this
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 a Pinterest board dedicated to Map projects.
Collection of large free maps to download. World maps, country maps and popular cities.