I had the vision for these chairs before I even knew I could find the base so
cheap *ahem* affordable. First of all — chairs are not cheap people! Seriously, a good dining chair is at least $100 and more like $150+ if you want something well designed. And I have been in the market for multiple chairs for the studio. Thank goodness for Ikea is all I have to say. Once again, they completely delivered! This fabulous little number is only $39 and completely versatile, and not too bad on the tush either.
The hack is super simple. It involved a jar of mod podge (& sponge applicator), pictures from magazines or printed at home from the interwebs, some scissors or an X-acto knife, and a little sandpaper to finish the edges. I figured out my layout and then started gluing it all together. Once dry I trimmed the edges with the knife and the put 9,000 layers of mod podge on top. To finish I sanded down any rough edges and reapplied more mod podge. It was all very decoupage-my-college-dorm-furniture-a-la-1996… and still just as fun! I think I might just have to decoupage a few more things…
**I feel that I must make a disclaimer that I was only comfortable using images from the internet because I knew these chairs were for my own personal use. I would not advocate using someone else’s proprietary work for any resale.
P.S. Here is another simple Ikea Hack we did 2 years ago.