Monday, February 9, 2015

[Crafty Lady] Ikea Latt Chair Makeover Refresh with Rifle Paper Co


So I teased a shot of the girls updated chairs last week.  I'm pretty sure I mentioned when I originally made over the children's Ikea Latt Table about this time last year, that I wasn't entirely sold with style choose.  I couldn't commit to painting the seat of the chair, not wanting to do stripes again, but was afraid of picking a design that would be too trendy and being over it way too fast.  (For the record, I couldn't shake the idea of triangles in a X pattern in black, white, and the coral from our other table set).


So I grabbed a fabric I had laying around that matched the play kitchen and called it a day until I could figure out a better plan.  I never even got around to sealing the paint with a coat of polyurethane.




Of course, in the year that has now passed with no update, the gray chairs have been scuffed all over by the ebony stained table.  With a dual living room/play room update in the works within the year, I finally was able to decide a pattern that would work for the girls and work for the space since the room is shared - or will be after we get some non-plastic furniture and decor in there ;)


I'm still obsessed with Rifle Paper Co's botanical prints.  I have a stack of similar style notebooks that I've accumulated the last few years that are full, but I hoped to repurpose, I used similar style art in Kenley's nursery by The Painted Arrow, and I finally replaced my ancient phone case that's been broken close to a year now.   When I found their printed gift wrap I knew it'd be a perfect compromise of a print I love, that's still whimsical and feminine for the girls' space.


I painted over the latex based Stonington Gray paint with some acrylic craft paint I had on hand, Martha Stewart Beetle Black in satin finish.  I decided to keep the white stripes because I liked the contrast and classic look.  I took the chair apart and removed the fabric that wrapped over the seat.  I cut my gift wrap to size and tried two different ways to apply the paper to the seat.  The first way was painting the seat with mod podge and covering with the paper.  Once dry, I painted a coat of mod podge (matte) over the paper to seal and protect it.  This created some crazy ripples and bubbles, but after the glue dried, they flattened out.  The second attempt was applying the paper with spray adhesive.  This worked great, it was so smooth I was sure it was going to be the trick, but again, once brushing on the mod podge to seal, it ripples and created air bubbles.  They were easy to smooth out one dry.  For both chairs I gave a few coats of mod podge to protect the paper from the girls climbing on the chairs or any spills.  After they cured, I sprayed the chairs with clear acrylic sealer.



Do you have a print you just can't shake?

23 comments:

  1. oh wow, this is REALLY cool. such a neat idea, i may have to steal it :)


    i love all of the rifle paper products. they are all so beautiful. i've been obsessed with stripes for over 10 years, and i really need to expand my horizons.

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  2. I LOVE it!! that print is gorgeous :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  3. So adorable! We are thinking about getting Odette a little table and chair set and this is such a great idea! XO Kelly

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  4. Stripes are classic in my opinion! I feel like chevron is going to be the avocado green and orange of the 70s, and wallpaper boarders of the 90s. Dated. I try to avoid trendy prints and items on big things or things I don't want to change often. Pillows and accessories are so much cheaper to change when you get sick of them.

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  5. This ikea seat is $20 for the whole thing, such a steal, but they have other options too.

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  6. I love that paper print! I too am obsessed with Rifle botanicals. It looks great. I tried doing the modge podge on Ellie's easel makeover for Christmas but the bumps and bubbles are still there. Oh well at least it's just on the tray ;)

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  7. This is really so beautiful! I love the black with floral!!

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  8. Wow!! LOVE this update. Great colors and I love that it blends in with your decor.

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  9. Oh I love the update so much, the floral pattern is gorgeous! :)

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  10. I liked the chairs before, but the new update is fabulous! I'd love to hear an update in a few months on how the seats are holding up. I haven't done anything to our Latt seats because I'm worried the twins will ruin whatever I choose..

    Our Little Miracles

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  11. Thanks Natasha! Hope you are enjoying your snuggle time with your boys!

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  12. Thanks! I love the contrast and I also love that it'll hopefully hide any dings, scuffs, and knicks!

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  13. Definitely! I hope the black helps hide any damage from scuffs, but I interested in how the paper with hold up too! The fabric held up great, so I can always rewrap them if they get destroyed.

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  14. Love it!! I love that the print can grow with them, too!

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  15. Love this! You are my crafting idol these days.

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  16. Thanks, friend.... though now I'm trying to remember my last craft and I'm coming up blank, ha! I have a few on my to-do list, hopefully they actually get done!!

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  17. I LOVE IT!!!! Love Rifle Paper Co and think that using their paper was a genius idea! The table looks AWESOME!!!

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  18. Sooooo crafty! Can I mail some old junk to you to make pretty again?! :)

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  19. Ha! I wish I was able to have the eye to see potential in all the junk, but I definitely do. Always jealous of the people who score cheap things thrifting and make them awesome... I just see used trash, ha.

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  20. Thanks! You could def do it with a less feminine print! Paper Source has some fun paper. The Rifle Paper has a really nice weight to it, it's not like thin wrapping paper from target at xmas. More like a thick scrapbook paper. Incase you ever get the itch to redo your set!

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