This is a really quick way to liven up a tired chair and it’s so easy to decoupage a chair, either with fabric or paper. I chose ‘Nearly Black’ by Autentico to paint the chair and used a very simple, graphic design in fabric for the decoupage.
I gave the chair a light sanding just to key the surface and then several coats of paint. Autentico paint dries really quickly which helps speed up the process.
1. Choose your fabric or paper and cut a few pieces out and play around with the placing until you are pleased with the effect. By using a fabric with a black background which matches the chair colour it makes the cutting out of the fabric much easier as the edges blend into the paintwork.
2. Brush PVA glue onto the back of the fabric making sure you cover the entire surface, including the edges. Place the fabric onto the chair and pat it into place gently.
3. Use a piece of sponge to smooth out the fabric making sure there are no air bubbles.
4. Leave the chair to dry for a couple of hours and then paint chair and fabric with varnish to protect it. I used Polyvine decorator’s varnish which has a matt finish and dries quickly.
Decoupage is a great way to give your home the individual look and let your creative side loose.
Photography: Amelia Brooks/ Styling: Jacqui and Amelia Brooks
‘How to Decoupage a Chair’ written by Jacqui Brooks
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