23.7.13

DIY : Simple Upcycled Chair






































I've been busy upcycling another chair. This time I opted for decoupage and upholstery, I didn't bother re-painting it as the paint work already on the chair was fine, I just wanted to pretty it up a little.


I picked up a few decoupaging items in Hobbycraft a while ago, including the glue and this gorgeous Decomache paper, the paper is currently on offer for 3 for 2. Despite being on offer the paper is quite expensive, I'm pretty sure I could have used any old pretty paper but as it was my first time decoupaging I wanted to use the proper stuff.

The paper is the Blue Roses one, though I would describe it as more of a green colour.


I applied glue to the chair and then stuck the paper on, cutting the edges off once dried. Some people prefer to cut to size first, I personally don't. The way you do this is all about how you feel comfortable. Once I'd covered the whole of the area I left it to dry over night, it didn't require the whole night as it dried really quickly. I then painted over the top of the area with the glue again to give it a protective coat.

For the seat I simply used a staple gun to attach the fabric to the underside. This is so simple to do and gives any furniture a new lease of life.

The most tricky thing about this upcycle was getting up close to the edges with the decoupaging, that being said it really wasn't all that difficult. If I can do it anyone can. 

Fabric bought from local Inn Shops.

14 comments:

  1. This looks brilliant! I love the decoupage paper, oh so Parisienne! Xxx

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    1. Thank you, I am super pleased with it :) x

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  2. This looks absolutely brilliant - jealous of your amazing upcycling skills! x

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    1. Awr thank you, no need to be jealous believe me if I can do it anyone can! x

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  3. This looks great! I particularly love the paper you've used :) x

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    1. Thank you, the paper is adorable, they had such a great selection in Hobbycraft I wanted it all! x

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  4. Looks great, love the mix of prints!x

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    1. Thank you, I was worried they wouldn't work together at first but I love how it came out! x

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  5. I really love how you have upcycled this chair, I would really love to have a go at this one day myself :) http://www.joannavictoria.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you, you really should give it a go it is so easy! All in all it probably took about half an hour, if that! x

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