IKEA wallpapered chair tutorial

IKEA wallpapered chair hack

Thank you all so much for your atta girl's on my IKEA chair hack that I posted as part of my One Room Challenge    office makeover project. This  DIY chair project is an IKEA chair that was scratched on the seat so looked really bad and hadn't been used in a while.  No need to scrap it - I just wallpapered over it and  it's a brand new chair!   

1. Use an allen key to unattach the backrest. 

2. Trace the back onto the backside of the wallpaper you want to use (twice, one for each side). 

3. Cut a little larger than the trace that you made, with scissors. 

4. Use spray adhesive to glue it onto the back side.

5. Use a sharp utility knife to cut along the edges of the chair to get the wallpaper nice and neat. 

6. Repeat for the front of the back rest, and the chair seat. 

7. I used just a touch of semi-gloss polyurethene to go over the wallpaper, to make sure that the edges didn't fray from use. Don't use too much, as it will wet the wallpaper and bubble it. 

8. Use a pencil to punch the holes in the chair back where the screws go, and then screw it back onto the chair. 

9. Show off your pretty chair. 

Kelly Anderson

Refreshed Designs

A re-designer focused on natural, sustainable and holistic design.