Transform a shabby dining table into a worldly piece with an assortment of maps. The kids will love it – and it makes a cool educational tool too. YOU WILL NEED
Round wooden table Sandpaper Cloth Undercoat and paint 2 paintbrushes Assorted maps Scissors Decoupage glue Small paint roller and tray
STEP 1 Sand table to smooth out any old varnish or paint, then wipe down with a damp cloth.
STEP 2 Paint legs and rim with undercoat. When dry, apply two coats of paint. Allow to dry between coats.
STEP 3 Using a clean paintbrush and decoupage glue, paste maps onto tabletop. Overlap maps to cover entire surface of tabletop and make sure the edges are neatly placed before glueing. Allow to dry (1-2 hours).
STEP 4 For neat curved edges, place map on the table so that it overlaps the edge and run your finger along the edge with firm pressure to create a crease. Use this crease as a guide to cut along the map.
STEP 5 Allow to dry for 1 to 2 hours. To seal the surface, use a small roller to apply multiple thin layers of glue to the top of the table, allowing about 30 minutes between coats to dry.