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Decoupaged Dorm Room Footlocker

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.
Transform a simple footlocker into a jazzy dorm room accessory with bold cardstock and Mod Podge Furniture Satin.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


Mod Podge ® 7 Piece Tool Kit
Item #12900
All of the tools you need to Podge it up, in one cool little case! Two pairs of scissors, a squeegee, ruler, emery board and a brush are all zipped up in a cute Podge orange or pink pouch. Your supplies are ready to travel with you!


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #901
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home decor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


Mod Podge ® Furniture Satin, 16 oz.
Item #CS15125
Give your most frequently used projects an extra durable finish with Furniture Mod Podge. Perfect for furniture, bookshelves, kitchen accessories and more.


Other Supplies
College storage footlocker
Solid-colored cardstock


  1. Remove all hardware and then basecoat footlocker with Wicker White. Allow to dry.
  2. Start with cutting one square or rectangle and laying onto the footlocker. Next cut another square or rectangle and lay next to previous piece. Continue until one side is covered with paper.
  3. Mod Podge the paper to one side of footlocker and then repeat for the other sides.
  4. Add a topcoat of Mod Podge once all sides are finished.  
  5. Add hardware back to footlocker.     
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