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Child’s Artwork Table & Chair Set

By: Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
I have always loved to draw and paint but I didn't really throw myself into it until after I had my first son.  I wanted to be a stay at home mom and at the same time be able to decorate the new home we had just purchased. I taught myself how to use power tools and began to build furniture which I would paint and sometimes sell.  What was once a hobby became a new part-time career which I feel so blessed to be able to do.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Fresh Foliage, 2 oz.
Item #1625
Rich and creamy premium quality acrylic paint formula formulated for use outdoors. UV and weather resistant, FolkArt Outdoor is self-sealing and dries to a satin sheen. Paint on a variety of surfaces, including: unpainted or painted metal, tin, terra cotta, wood, stone and concrete. Use for traditional stroke work, stenciling or sponging, colors blend like regular FolkArt acrylic paints. Cures in 48 hours.

$2.59

Mod Podge ® Hard Coat, 8 oz.
Item #CS11245
The Mod Podge ® formula for projects that need that added durable finish. Dries hard and clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$8.29

Other Supplies
400 grit sandpaper
Color photocopies of child's artwork
Ruler
Craft knife
Foam brushes
Flat nylon brush
Table & chair set

Instructions

  1. Using foam brush, basecoat entire table and chair Fresh Foliage. Let dry completely.
  2. Measure and trim artwork photocopies to uniform size (project shown has artwork trimmed to 5” x 7”).
  3. Lay several artwork pieces on table top in a grid or other desired pattern; position additional artwork on seat and back of chair. Using flat brush, apply Hard Coat Mod Podge to back of artwork pieces to glue in place. Let dry completely.
  4. Using clean foam brush, apply topcoat of Hard Coat Mod Podge over entire table and chair. Let dry completely. Repeat with several topcoats, sanding and drying completely between coats (refer to bottle for further instruction).
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