Wednesday, 23 May 2012

DIY: Union Jack Wooden Chair

So I've had a grubby old wooden chair in my room for a while. It's a kids chair so it's small but it's cute! I've had it a few months and I can't remember if it was me or my mum who picked it up from someone who was going to throw it away. So forever more it has stayed in my room... Since we got it, it has been drawn on, outlined and just destroyed. Last night on a whim I decided that I wanted to do something with this... Paint it and make it look a lot better. I had so many ideas on how to paint it, but the Queen and her hold over the nation with her Diamond Jubilee coming up really inspired me to do what I did with it. I had ideas of pretty flowers, 'ombre' legs or full on stripes... But the idea of having a union jack seat just was stuck in there as the best idea! I wish I had more chairs for the rest of my ideas!



As you can see the chair was HORRID before and I don't know why I kept it like that for so long but my motivation to start becoming more creative made me finally do something and take a chance with this mini-project! I used white satin (?) spray paint to cover the chair and make it pure white again... It took a couple of coats but it worked really well and then with some simple crafting paint I hand painted the Union Jack on the seat without guidelines... It was meant to be a perfect representation of the patriotic flag but I thought it looked really great with the paint lines and the home-made feel to it. Now all that's left to do is cover it in some satin varnish to keep in the paint and colour and prevent it from any damage!

How do you like my chair!? Keep an eye out for more DIY projects! I'm back into the swing of things! ♥

2 comments:

  1. Aw this is so cute! Well done :)
    xx
    emsipop.blogspot.co.uk

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