Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Alice in Wonderland Chair DIY

If you follow my blogs then you know I love thrifting and roadside finds.  I grabbed this chair for $5 bucks the other day and had a blast giving it an Alice in Wonderland makeover.  Now, just so you know I can be a bit lazy so I like using paints that don't require tons of sanding or prep so for this project I used Americana Multi Surface Satin paints in all kinds of different colors.  You could also use Americana Decor Chalky Finish paints, too if you don't like to sand, prime or prep! 
Getting ready for tea in the back yard
Close up of the back
Here's the how-to video
You'll need
Staple gun
1 yard white cotton fabric
1 yard floral fabric 
 Draw a 3/4" x 3/4 grid on your white fabric

With the black Americana Multi Surface Satin paint, fill in the squares to create checkerboard fabric
 Remove the seat cushion
Draw lines ever 1" or so across the top of the chair
Draw a harlequin pattern along the side supports
Start filling in with paint
I used black and white for the stripes and blue and white for the diamonds
 Paint the back red
Finish painting the diamonds in the harlequin pattern
Add polkadots to the red
Make more of the harlequin pattern in different colors on the leg
With newspaper, make a pattern for the center support of your chair
Cut out that pattern in fabric
Decoupage the fabric to the back of the chair with a paintbrush and Minwax Polycrylic 
Add metallic gold highlights with a metallic gold Krylon Shortcut paint pen
Staple the fabric around the cushion of the chair
Screw the cushion back in place and you're done!

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