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Mod Podge Tabletop

I bought this table at an estate sale.  Solid wood, but the top was worn.  I used Mod Podge and wrapping paper to makeover the top.  Or you could use a map like I used here: Summer Entertaining


Supplies Needed:


Mod Podge

Rolling pin 

Matte Poly


Purdy Paint Brush

I cut the paper just a little larger than the top of the table, spread the Mod Podge evenly over the entire top.

Use the rolling pin to smooth out the bubbles.

After it dried, I used my x-acto knife to trim the edges.

For added protection I coated the whole thing with a matte poly.

I used my Purdy paint brush and painted the base to match the paper and used sand paper to distress.

It doesn’t even look like the same table. Thank goodness 🙂

Paper, Paint and Mod Podge to the rescue!

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  1. Going to do a similar project this summer with Mod Podge for an outside coffee table. Just not sure how to make it waterproof. Can someone help me out here?

  2. Where did you get this paper?

  3. I love it! I have a table that I’m doing that tomorrow. I found similar paper at Ballard Design if anyone is interested. I’m pinning this also!

  4. I just mod podged some old (really old) tv trays with memory book papers with birds tore and overlapped paper then stamped some birds in black ink. Everyone loves them and want some for Christmas,so now I need to start looking for more mismatched tv trays. Your table is awesome going to try homemade chalk paint,want to do some cabinets and the cost will be better homemade style,

  5. I love this Debbie! I love putting papers on furniture! This looks great!

  6. Just love it, Debbie. It turned out gorgeous!

  7. Debbie…this table is completely amazing. I adore this and you have totally inspired me. Thank you!

  8. Love that paper! Where did you find it? Great job!

  9. Very cute! We are moving soon, so I am looking for furniture ideas!

  10. Great makeover! You turned something that most people would pass by into a real treasure.

  11. This is awesome, Debbie!

  12. Beautiful! Such a great idea, Debbie! It looks like you bought it at a high end boutique!

  13. Gahhh! I love your table top! it looks like you spent hundreds of dollars on that table!

  14. You’ve done a beautiful job – your table is gorgeous!! That’s wrapping paper, huh? I’d love to get my hands on some of that – oh the things I could do!!

  15. Your table is lovely! I’ve only recently discovered Mod Podge (why, yes, I have been living in a cave – why do you ask?), and I’ve been thinking of lots of projects I would like to use it for (if only I can drag myself away from my stitching!)

    Have a wonderful week, Debbie!

  16. Love it Debbie! Where did you find such awesome paper!?:)

  17. The paper is so pretty! You are probably the queen of mod podge, I finally bought a bottle with you in mind, now I just need to find a project to do with it!


  18. Now that’s what I’m talking bout!

    Nobody puts that little table in the corner anymore!

  19. Such a perfect finish! I have yet to find anything as versatile as Mod Podge when it comes to crafting. The minute I saw this I was mentally going through my inventory in my mind. You always have such a great eye for makeovers! I am with the other ladies; where did you find such amazing paper?! I have looked, but never seem to find such beauty in the wrapping aisle. LOVE this table! *Pinned 🙂

  20. Hi Debbie!! What a beautiful transformation! I am pinning this and using it to inspire me to make over a small dropleaf side table I purchased a while ago at Goodwill….its mahogany stained wood and I have been staring at it for a month wondering how to make it over for my bedroom…now I know!! Where did you purchase the paper? It really makes a statement doesn’t it? I love all things script! Love the distressing on the legs too! Have a great weekend! Heather 🙂

  21. Debbie,

    I think I’m in love! I’ve got this big bottle of Mod Podge and don’t know what to do with it before it dries up … but this project is super cool! I’m pinning …



  22. That inspires me to repair a coffee table sitting in the garage!
    We’ll see how far I get.
    Thanks for sharing!

  23. And how cute is that? I need to get some of the Podge.


  24. Such a great idea!! I’m in love with the results.

    I’ve pinned and FB shared!

  25. Excellent makeover. I think next to chalkboard paint Mod Podge is the next best thing. Hope you had a great 4th of July.

  26. Love this! I have a little table almost like this, I’ve been thinking about doing this but wasn’t sure how it would look, now I know! Thanks for the inspiration! I’m visiting from the pinning party/game, I’ve pinned this!

  27. Great idea! I love the paper you used. The table looks beautiful!


  28. Lovin’ this Debbie 🙂 your table looks great…you are always up to something good!

  29. LOVE this idea Debbie. I absolutely love mod podge. Pinned on two different boards. Thanks for joining in on the fun.

  30. I absolutely ADORE this table! It turned out gorg!!! Pinning it!

  31. Hey there….I am your neighbor at Debbie Doo’s…I just pinned your fantastic table….I just painted a table exactly like yours and I am going to do the same treatment….I love it!!….Looks fantastic!!

  32. Oh Debbie I just love it! Where did you get that paper?

  33. Love it! it came out so cute. I have got to catch up on Mod Podge.

  34. I adore it! I am a pinner for Mod Podge Rocks, so I am going to pin it to the MPR board! Also, I visited Lowe’s and found the oops area…I painted Cam’s bathroom for $2.50…thanks so much for the tip!


  35. do you think I could do that with fabric?I have an old desk that needs something and if I could modpodge the topwith fabric It might help it.
    The table is so cute

  36. Debbie,

    That little table went from drab to fab! Love it!


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