This an easy way to update a plastic chair that you may already have or if you can’t find a chair to co-ordinate with your room and other furniture then why not make it?
This is my second ‘Ikea hack’ post, check out the first here where I made an easy transformation to a £7 bedside table.
The chair I used for this DIY is the Ikea Snille Visitor’s Chair. I’ve had this in pink for quite a few years so for £12 I think it’s pretty darn good value.
Again, unfortunately I don’t have photos of the process (or at least any that I think are worth sharing) but I’m going to let you in on a secret, all I did to create this super pretty chair was rip and glue paper!
Below are the steps I took:
- Obtain some thick, patterned paper and an appropriate adhesive (I used wallpaper and wallpaper paste).
- Rip or cut out different parts that you want to use (I would do this little by little so that you can make pieces fit in with each other a bit better)
- Decide on a rough placement for the pieces in the section you are doing (tip: smaller pieces will be much easier to manipulate in curves and corners)
- Slap on some paste (with a paintbrush is easiest) to the back of your pieces and glue them down, overlapping them to make sure there are no gaps.
- Put some glue over the top of each piece as you go along to secure it further and to seal it.
- Repeat until the chair is covered to your satisfaction (I didn’t bother doing the underneath).
- Once the glue is dry, go over it all with a new layer of glue to give it extra durability – I did this a few times.
I’d love to see any similar DIY’s you’ve done, leave a comment below 🙂
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