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« on: September 06, 2011 02:28:31 PM »

I have 4 of these plain pine chairs. Boring as as they are, they only see light of day one or twice a year.

They were in a desperate need of a make over, so I decided to to cover one with paper. The color doesn't really go with anything in my house, but at least the chair looks a little more fun.



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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011 04:29:17 PM »

That was probably the ugliest chair I've ever seen, and I see a lot of ugly furniture! But your papering makeover worked wonders!  I kept flipping back and forth between the two photos to convince myself it really was the same chair. Cheesy  I don't know what made you think of doing that, but it was brilliant. Let us know what you're doing to improve the other ones.

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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011 04:55:10 PM »

That is a miraculous change!  I've been toying with a similar idea for some chairs I have. What type of paper did you use and how did you deal with the tight spots on the turned lets and cross braces?  Did you topcoat with anything?
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2011 12:55:19 AM »

I don't know what made you think of doing that, but it was brilliant.
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Thanks for the kind words Smiley

That is a miraculous change!  I've been toying with a similar idea for some chairs I have. What type of paper did you use and how did you deal with the tight spots on the turned lets and cross braces?  Did you topcoat with anything?

Thanks!
I used some thin scrapping paper. (That's why its in a color that doesn't go with anything.) I soaked the paper in some water (like you would wallpaper) before i glued it on. That made the paper soft and easy to mold around the tricky parts.
I topcoated with 3 layers of shiny floor lacquer
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2011 05:24:48 PM »

I didn't know you could soak paper such that it would tolerate messing with!  YEY!  Thanks so much for answering my questions!
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