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Alice in Wonderland Chair DIY
Turn any thrift store chair into an Alice in Wonderland Chair with just a little paint and fabric. This is a terrific way to make mismatched chairs work together! Take your time, have fun and go crazy with pattern and color. I got this chair for $5 dollars at a thrift store. You can always check out my Youtube channel for a how-to video showing the entire project!

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  • How to make a chair. Alice In Wonderland Chair (From Thrift Store Find)  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Remove the seat cushion
    Draw lines ever 1" or so across the top of the chair
    Draw a harlequin pattern along the side supports
    Start filling in with paint
    I used black and white for the stripes and blue and white for the diamonds

  • How to make a chair. Alice In Wonderland Chair (From Thrift Store Find)  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Paint the back red
    Finish painting the diamonds in the harlequin pattern
    Add polkadots to the red
    Make more of the harlequin pattern in different colors on the leg

  • How to make a chair. Alice In Wonderland Chair (From Thrift Store Find)  - Step 3
    Step 3

    With newspaper, make a pattern for the center support of your chair
    Cut out that pattern in fabric
    Decoupage the fabric to the back of the chair with a paintbrush and Minwax Polycrylic

  • How to make a chair. Alice In Wonderland Chair (From Thrift Store Find)  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add metallic gold highlights with a metallic gold Krylon Shortcut paint pen
    Staple the fabric around the cushion of the chair
    Screw the cushion back in place and you're done!

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Shirley T.
Shirley T.
You Sir, are amazing! Thank you for sharing your tutorials. Happy
Mark Montano
Mark Montano · 357 projects
Hi Shirley, I'm so happy that you like my tutorials. Make sure to check me out on YouTube, too! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt4zycubX8BJZ8pZhZ4w8ow
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Joybells
Joybells · Norfolk, Virginia, US · 23 projects
I love, love, love this! It's so whimsical. I would just feel happy if I walked up to a table with that chair. Great job. Happy
Mark Montano
Mark Montano · 357 projects
Thanks Joybells! I love Norfolk, BTW. I've been there tons of times. I have friends there!
Joybells
Joybells · Norfolk, Virginia, US · 23 projects
Next time you come to Norfolk we should have a big crafting party. Happy I just came across your galaxy chair on here. Cut Out And Keep needs to add a "Love" button! I saw some of your videos. Thanks for sharing your ideas with the rest of us.
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cynthia h.
cynthia h. · 2 projects
Such a cute chair!
Mark Montano
Mark Montano · 357 projects
Glad you like it Cynthia. I'm using it in my sewing room now and love it.
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Jema Rose
Jema Rose · Kristianstad, Skane County, SE
LOVE it <3
Mark Montano
Mark Montano · 357 projects
Thanks Jema! I loved making this chair! Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRAVuOy-Bxc
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