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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.

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.


Rikkianne Van Kirk


Karen said...

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



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!


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! :)

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