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Make a brand new chair from an old one
This is quite a time consuming task. but the end product is something really personal, also i used pictures of the latest ipods etc so in the future it will almost be like a time capsule.

Posted by Sorrel M. from London, United Kingdom • Published See Sorrel M.'s 6 projects »
  • How to make a chair. Collage Chair  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get as many magazines as you can get your hands on!

  • How to make a chair. Collage Chair  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out all pictures that you like- also cut out interesting text
    you can use pictures from the internet as well but the quality is usually better in magazines

  • How to make a chair. Collage Chair  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sand down an old wooden chair

  • How to make a chair. Collage Chair  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Get sticking!!!
    This took me the best part of a year but probably could be done in about 3 days if you set your mind to it.
    Don't worry too much about how to place things, you can always put more pictures on top if you don't like them

  • How to make a chair. Collage Chair  - Step 5
    Step 5

    varnish with as many layers you feel is necessary (i used 6) Also be careful which varnish you use as the varnish i used cause my pictures to get black spots on them in places

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cheese · Elgin, Illinois, US · 11 projects
you have solved the problem to the borring random chair in my room
Peace,Love,&Crafts · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US
my sister and her friends made one of these when she was in highschool (just graduated from college now) one of the people in her "clique" still has the chair and they say its one of thoses things that will keep be one of those special memories from highschool

CO + K User

nice work
Alexis K.
Alexis K. · California, California, US · 8 projects
great job, i saw a similar version of this craftster a few years ago except the person cut out shapes of flowers to make it floral patterned, im going to have to try this
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
LOL i'm feeling a bit old when i saw your project, its back of the 70ths, we did that too a lot.
But i still like it, so thanks for the great tute and sharing, he looks great!
Spobret · Loughborough, England, GB · 3 projects
Favourited... but no way in hell am i ever going to have the patience to do this!
Kata B.
Kata B. · Csömör, Pest County, HU · 24 projects
katie · 4 projects
oooh i like it. when did you make it?
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~RePurpoSed Planet~ · Lexington, Kentucky, US
I wonder if you glued or modge podged OVER the collage peices before putting the varnish on.. would that help from not getting black or yellowed spots.. it may work like resin does.. varnish is similar.. you have to podge anything a couple times if you are going to put resin over it.. Im gonna try it!

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