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Galaxy fabric and thrift store chair makeover
Make this awesome galaxy chair with Rit Liquid Dyes and a thrift store chair.

Posted by Mark Montano Published See Mark Montano's 279 projects »
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  • How to make a chair. Galaxy Chair  - Step 1
    Step 1

    YOU'LL NEED
    Thrift store chair
    Washed heavy cotton fabric
    RIT Liquid Dye in Wine, Denim Blue and Black
    E-6000 Glue
    Dazzling Metallics in Silver
    Spray bottles
    Paintbrush
    Staple gun
    Krylon gloss black spray paint

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

    1. Wet your fabric with a spray bottle.
    2. Fill a spray bottle with Rit Liquid Dye in Wine.
    3. Spray your fabric as shown, don't cover everything, just two big lines.
    4. Fill your spray bottle with Rit Liquid Dye in Denim Blue.
    5. Spray more of your canvas, but not all of it.

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

    6. Fill your bottle with Rit Liquid Dye in Black.
    7. Spray your fabric leaving some areas Wine, Blue and some white.
    8. Let your fabric dry a bit, then fold it and microwave it on clean newspaper for 2 minutes.

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

    9. Rinse your fabric until the water runs clear.
    10. Microwave the fabric again for 2 minutes.
    11. Water down some Dazzling Metallics in Silver.

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

    12. Splatter the dyed fabric to create stars.
    13. Remove the seat cushion, dust and dirt from your chair.
    14. Trace the pattern for your chair back (if you have one) and cut it out.

  • How to make a chair. Galaxy Chair  - Step 6
    Step 6

    15. Lay your chair back on the fabric and cut around it adding 3" all the way around so that you can wrap it around and staple it on the back.
    16. Staple on 4 sides of the back, then in between each of the four staples.
    17. Fill in the gaps with staples all the way around and then trim off the excess fabric.

  • How to make a chair. Galaxy Chair  - Step 7
    Step 7

    18. Lay your seat on the fabric and cut around it adding 3" all the way around.
    19. Staple the fabric around the seat cushion to the underside and trim of the excess.

  • Step 8

    Check out the video tutorial here:

  • How to make a chair. Galaxy Chair  - Step 9
    Step 9

    20. Spray paint your chair in Krylon gloss black.
    21. Glue the back of the chair on to the chair with E-6000.
    22. Replace the upholstered seat cushion and you're don

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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
Hey Mark! I am so in love with this chair! I keep looking at the thrift stores to see if I can find a chair to use for this tutorial and have yet to find one! I cannot wait to try this out someday! This is something I need! Keep coming up with all these awesome ideas and take care and keep crafty!
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