You really do not have to have the same stool as everybody else. You can customise your perch to suit you. I think this map stool is a much nicer way of finding your way around than a gps. And it’s much more useful when you have tired feet. I made this one with a map of the north west of Western Australia (where I used
to live). Maybe you could chart your own life with these cute stools too? You could use this idea to cover a bedhead or a little table too, couldn’t you?
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Prepare your template
Measure the seat of your stool. We need to make a
template from the newspaper, so draw the shape
of your seat up exactly and cut it out. Put your
newspaper template atop your stool and make sure
it’s a good fi t. If it isn’t, back to the drawing board
and try again.
Cut out your map shape
Take your template and place it on top of your map.
You want to make sure that you are using your very
favourite part of the map. Blu-Tack the template into
position on the map and cut around the template
carefully with sharp scissors and a steady hand.
Glue your map to your stool
Apply your Mod Podge or PVA glue sparingly to the
stool, starting at the top edge and applying it slowly
all the way down your stool. Make sure it’s nicely
smoothed out and lump free. Put your map atop
the glue and carefully smooth out any air bubbles,
continue working your way downwards, applying
slowly and carefully and then smoothing your map
down. If any air bubbles do form, smooth them out
with your fingers. Allow your stool to dry for at
least 2 hours. (Use a pin to prick the centre of any
stubborn remaining air bubbles.)
Seal your stool
Apply three or four more coats of Mod Podge or
découpage sealer to your stool, allowing each coat to
dry thoroughly before starting on the next.
You could do this to a little side table … or even a big
table! Try something other than a map for the stool
top, maybe vintage storybook pages, old newspapers
or lovely wallpaper. Make a whole set of these for
the cutest dinner party seating!