My First Mod Podge Project {Replay}


Sorry, but no top three today since I have been in France since the last party and did not take my laptop with me. No work on this trip. So instead I thought I would share when I added the fabric to the buffet in the foyer. Of course the buffet isn't this color anymore, but several have asked how I added the fabric so here is a replay of the tutorial. This post was first published 1-27-11.


Are you ready to see my very very first Mod Podge transformation? I don't know why this idea
popped in my head, but it did and I am glad it did.

Ta Da!

First I made a paper pattern by tracing on some left over brown package paper that I used
for wrapping Christmas presents. Then I pinned it to the fabric and cut it out.

I put a layer of Mod Podge on the door and then placed the fabric on it and Mod Podged over
the fabric. I was going to use spray glue and then I remembered Mod Podge.

Then you just wait for it to dry. Then I applied two more coats.

 I sanded the surface the next day and applied some Valspar mocha glaze around the edges and
took back off a little. Then I just let it dry.

I used two different images on the doors.

Do you love it? I do.
Just wish I had thought of it sooner.

Project cost: Less than $5 for Mod Podge because I already had the fabric.
Satisfaction: Priceless


You can see the post when I repainted this chest to the way it looks now here.

The Wow party should go up tonight. It is scheduled and I hope you all don't play hooky because I'm not here. I will be back this weekend to see what y'all linked up and to share features again next week.


  1. Great job! Looks wonderful!

  2. I love, it is absolutely beautiful ...I love your blog:)

  3. I cannot wait to hear about your trip! Hope it's fabulous!

  4. Kim,

    Hope you are having fun on your trip! Can't wait to hear about it.


  5. Hi Kim,
    You can not know how perfectly timed this post is for me! I am working on a furniture project and was stumped with the inset panels of the pieces and thought fabric would be a lovely touch. I now know what I will be doing and I now have a tutorial thanks to you! I will be linking up tonight and the post I am linking includes the pieces I am referring to!

  6. I love this so much, I'm frantically looking around my house for something to slap fabric on! So completely beautiful. Certainly, you will find nothing in all of France as nice.

  7. got to pin it this time! thanks.

  8. Looks great! Need to try this, miss- la- dee -da -fancy- France -pants! ;)

  9. Une jolie publication...
    Gros bisous

  10. OMG - what a fabulous idea!! I have a sideboard that is kinda plain...thanks for the inspiration!!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  11. Wow! You (and ModgePodge) are awesome!

  12. Wow this is beautiful. Looks like a Bavarian piece of furniture.

  13. I love my Mod Podge! What an inspiration, TFS!

  14. OMG!!!! Are you sure you didn't buy that in France, Kim? Absolutely STUNNING!! and welcome back!

  15. Well that is fantastic! I have that fabric in my dining room only in the blue....I love it and I love what you did with your buffet!

  16. Well I daresay you need to be your own feature for WOW - because you certainly just WOWED me.

    That is amazing - how unique and totally artsy and awesome. Just WOW!

  17. One of my favorite pieces in your home!

  18. This is so fabulous I can't even stand it! I love that fabric; I first caught sight of it in Calico Corners (where I wander but don't purchase). And what a wonderful use for it. Don't you have it elsewhere in your home? I think I recall a photo on your blog... Perfection!