A Little Wednesday DIY Love

>> Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I found this at decorology (originally from Martha Stewart Mag)...what a GREAT idea for customizing an inexpensive and personality-less chair from good 'ole IKEA, right?!?! LOVE IT!
{images from marthastewart.com}

marthastewart.com says:

Bring sprightly designs to inexpensive chairs by covering the backs with paper, in either a single bold pattern or several coordinating ones. Ready-to-assemble (and easy-to-disassemble) chairs work best.

Tools and Materials
* Chairs (this style available at Ikea)
* Kraft paper
* Pencil
* Craft knife (or scissors)
* Cutting mat
* Sturdy patterned paper
* Decoupage glue
* Foam brush
* Bone folder

Decorative Chair Backs How-To
1. Unscrew chair back. Lay it on kraft paper. Trace outline with pencil (press chair back against paper as you trace to account for curve).

2. Cut out template with craft knife, using a cutting mat.

3. Place patterned paper facedown on cutting mat. Place kraft-paper template on top, and trace. Cut out.

22"-by-30" handmade paper: (#7385), $6 per sheet, and (#8125), $6.25 per sheet, from Print Icon, 212-255-4489. Decoupage glue and sealer, by Martha Stewart Crafts, $3.99, from Michaels, 800-642-4235.

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I saw this fabulous repurpose idea on Design Sponge (originally from the crafty-amazing Three Men and a Lady). What an awesome idea for an old mirror or frame....the potato sack is ADORABLE! LOVE IT!

BEFORE:
AFTER: {images from Three Men and a Lady/Design Sponge}

Don't you want to go do a crafty project now????



4 comments:

Sa-Sea Boutique June 10, 2009 at 10:51 AM  

I LOVE THOSE IDEAS!!!!!! GREAT, NOW I HAVE ANOTHER PROJECT TO ADD TO MY "SUMMER TO DO LIST!" LOVE THEM!

windhula June 10, 2009 at 10:52 AM  

Love that bulleting board...what a talented girl...he! he! Thanks for posting it Emily, I'm flattered!

Blueprint Bliss June 10, 2009 at 11:16 AM  

I love DIY projects! Thanks for sharing!

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