This project is a combination of two things that are popular at my house- furniture makeovers and comics. I love the furniture, my sons love the comics. I created this comic book chair with extras my son had, a free chair, spray paint, and Mod Podge.
This is the easiest chair makeover, ever!
Black spray paint
I started with a dingy white wooden chair that was being thrown out. Me, being the salvager of furniture that I am, decided to give it new life.
I scrubbed it down because it was gross. Then I sanded it really well.
Next, I spray painted it all black. I wish I’d used Krylon, but I didn’t have any at home, so I went with the two cans of Walmart brand I already had. I really think the two cans of that brand would’ve equaled one of Krylon. Moral, cheaper isn’t always better.
Anyway, once the spray paint was dry, I took apart the pages from one of my sons old comic
books and placed them strategically to cover the whole seat of the chair. For the spindles, I cut slits in the pages and a circle for them to go in. I was going to wrap the pages over the seat but decided against that. Instead I trimmed the edges to only cover the top of the seat.
With my trusty Mod Podge, I attached the pages to the chair. Sorry, I missed a pic of that, but it’s pretty self explanatory. I used one coat on the underside of the pages to attach them, and once that was dry, I used three to seal the top. I also used Mod Podge as a sealer on the entire chair.
Boosh! That’s it!
This chair is now at my son’s desk. I’m not sure if it encourages him study harder, or even entices him to sit at his desk at all. But, should he choose to do his homework, at least he has an awesome chair to sit on.