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Forget walking on eggshells- let’s sit on them!
Give that worn old chair a bit of a lift—literally, by balancing it on four eggs! This quirky IKEA hack is
surprisingly easy to do, and even has the added benefit of extending the life of a chair that might be getting a little small for your kids. Of course, that was furthest from my mind when I made it. I just thought it was fun!

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  • How to make a chair. Sitting On Eggshells Chair - Step 1
    Step 1

    Turn the chair upside down over a table and use a 3/32" (2.5 mm) drill bit to drill a pilot hole in the bottom of each chair leg. Make sure the hole is centered and vertical.

  • How to make a chair. Sitting On Eggshells Chair - Step 2
    Step 2

    Create a guide hole in the egg by winding the screw, by hand, halfway into the top of
    the egg.

  • How to make a chair. Sitting On Eggshells Chair - Step 3
    Step 3

    Remove the screw and then wind it completely through from the bottom of the egg. Make sure that the hole is centered and vertical.

  • How to make a chair. Sitting On Eggshells Chair - Step 4
    Step 4

    Repeat steps 2 and 3 for three more eggs. Then use the screwdriver to line up the screws protruding from the eggs with the holes in the chair legs.

  • How to make a chair. Sitting On Eggshells Chair - Step 5
    Step 5

    Mix a tiny bit of yellow and a drop of red paint into white paint to create an eggshell color. Mix in equal parts paint and PVA glue to help the paint stick.

  • How to make a chair. Sitting On Eggshells Chair - Step 6
    Step 6

    Paint each egg. Apply two to three coats of paint and let dry after each coat. Then use a pencil and lightly draw cracks onto the egg to complete the effect.

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
wow - hahaha cool idea!
^^
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