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10 DIY: Duct Tape Chair

Guest post by Rikkianne Van Kirk of You Sentimental Idiot

 

Sharing my thrifted chair project...

I found a vintage vinyl chair at the thrift shop. It was a sturdy chair with just a few stains and dings. I brought it home with plans to clean and cover it. I decided to use duct tape for a couple of reasons... It's offered in a variety of colors these days. Also, I'm reminded of favorite leather chairs and sofas with duct tape patches holding them together for just a little while longer. I wanted to take that to another level.


Process:
I chose a quilt pattern to lay down as the design. Quilt blocks are an interest of mine and I love to find alternative ways to incorporate them in my art work and home. I drew the block and made a stencil out of card stock. I then traced the blocks directly on the chair with a Sharpie. Once the design was in place, I began to tape the quilt blocks in black. After the blocks were taped, the chair was finished in white.

It took just over a half of a roll of black and two and a half rolls of white to complete the chair. There was very little tape waste.


I am happy with the end result. It's fun and functional. I'm even looking forward to the wear and tear in hopes that it resembles a worn quilt with tattered seams.

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Rikkianne Van Kirk

10 comments:

Karen said...

Love the idea and the end result!!! Super creative!!

Cheers,
Karen

www.rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com

Kirsten said...

Wow, it turned out great...I dig that graphic arrow pattern you painted on.

~Kirsten @ Triple Max Tons

Mandy Behrens said...

This is FANTASTIC! So clever, so beautiful, and ever so eco-friendly.

chelsealynla said...

fabulous! thanks for sharing!

chelsealynla.blogspot.com

Maie said...

oh how clever! i would've never thought of that! on the lookout now for a chair to do this to!

Spotted Sparrow said...

I love, love, love this! I got a vintage vinyl chair at a flea market a few months ago and have been looking for ideas on how to cover the holes and blemishes. This is perfect as it keeps the original, vinyl feel!

Kathryn said...

Such a cool idea!

katy said...

What a great idea!

Crafty Mischief said...

Your chair looks great! I can't believe you did all this with duct tape! Thanks for sharing! :)

Lia said...

Wonderfulllllllllll