Friday, May 18, 2018

What are you "Podging?"

Happy Mod Podge Day!!! 

What are you "Podging" lately?

So many wonderful things happen in May, the "April showers" bring "May flowers." Mother's Day is Celebrated and last but certainly not least May 18th, is "National Mod Podge Day!" Yes, Mod Podge is celebrating it's 51st birthday and I decided to wrap all of our May celebrations in one fun project and a contest!

So how would one tie all of these wonderful celebrations together with one project? By redoing an adorable sewing desk!

 I was given this adorable sewing desk that belonged to my Grandma Helen. I love it's petite size and the drawers hold tons, but it isn't compatible with my sewing machine. So for Mother's Day I asked for help to adapt the desk for my use and time to be able to refinish it.

After filling some holes with wood putty, I sanded down the rough edges. I then taped off edges and started painting the main part of the desk a lovely creamy color of Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint called "sheepskin." For the top of the desk I created my own shade of "Aqua blue" with two additional colors of chalk paint. 

 For the top of the desk and the drawers,  I created my own shade of "Aqua blue" with two additional colors of chalk paint. 

My next step was to use Mod Podge Furniture, to adhere this gorgeous floral scrapbook paper to the front of the drawers. The used the darker aqua in the flowers as my paint inspiration! I love the way the paper reminds me of vintage wall paper.

Now comes the fun part of waiting for Mod Podge to dry! So while things are drying lets have a contest! Answer the question in the comments below, "What are you Mod Podging lately?" or if you have never used Mod Podge before, what would you like to? 

My friends over at Plaid Crafts will award one lucky recipient a wonderful "Mod Podge Prize pack" including: 

-8 oz Mod Podge Mega Glitter
-8 OZ. Mod Podge GLOSS 
-8 OZ. Mod Podge Matte 
-8 Oz. Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe Gloss 
-Mod Podge Image Transfer Medium with Brush
-Mod Podge Silicone Craft Mat
-M/P 4pc Spouncer Set -M/P 4pc Foam Brush Set

The contest is open to U.S. Residents only and will close next Thursday, May 24, 2018(11:59pm CST.) Please don't forget to input your email address when you leave your comment, so I may contact you if you are the lucky winner.

Thank you to Plaid Crafts for sponsoring the paint and Mod Podge used in this project and the contest!

Now if  you are like me and can't wait to win your Mod Podge, Plaid Crafts is having a special sale in honor of Mod Podge Day. From now thru Sunday May 20, 2018 you can get 40% off and free shipping when you spend $60 on all Mod Podge Branded products when you use promo code MPDAY18! See the website for details!

Be sure to check back next week to see the finished project and if you are the lucky winner! Happy "Podging" 


  1. I'm mod-podging a pretty floral box for my grandma and a travel notebook cover for a friend !

  2. Looking forward to seeing the finished piece! I haven't pulled out my Podge in quite some time. I'll have to do something about that!

  3. I've been estate sale shopping for wooden boxes or old jewelry boxes that I can sand and use for decoupage. I'm planning on gifting them to family/friends this Christmas. I'll be decoupaging each for the personality of the recipient . This prize package would really help get me started

  4. Hi Betsy! I NEED to ModPodge my art journal pages, but I ran out of Mod Podge and haven't been able to get more at our limited store selection nearby :( I did another journal layout the other day and it's just sitting there unprotected and sad looking, waiting for somebody to care enough about it to Mod Podge it, haha!

  5. Hi,I used it on my cake explosion card! Want to do a small desk soon!

  6. I haven't done mod podge in a couple years! The last time was helping out in an art class!

  7. I have never Mod Podged before but would love to learn!

  8. I'm a preschool teacher and I just redid all of the clipboards for my classroom with scrapbook paper colored to coordinate with the different classes and I used Mod Podge to coat the paper on them. I also I have a few other decor items for my classroom I plan to Mod Podge over the summer!😁


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