DIY Ikea Chair.. ♥

I went on a little trip to Ikea last week to pick out some new furniture for my bedroom. I needed a new desk and drawers. But then when I was in the ‘bargain corner’ of Ikea where all the cheap display pieces are, I saw this gorgeous wooden chair. The chair is untreated, so it is ready to paint! It was reduced from £16 to £9 I think. I had some ideas of how I wanted it to be, so here it is.

DIY Ikea Chair.. ♥ 

DIY Ikea Chair.. ♥
I then painted it white.

 DIY Ikea Chair.. ♥

After I painted the chair white, I coated the two bars on the chair with PVA glue. 

DIY Ikea Chair.. ♥

I then covered the bars with some floral napkin tissue paper to give a decoupaged effect. I layered it a couple of times so that it wasn’t perfect, and I also tore the bits of tissue. 

DIY Ikea Chair.. ♥

And this is the final result 🙂 Overall I am very happy with how it has turned out. The paint has a rustic look to it, and the tissue paper also gives a worn vintage feel to it as it is a bit crinkled. I think it fits in very well with my new white furniture too. And it suits my bedroom much better than my old big wheeled office chair! And my £1 carboot sale cushion looks perfect on it.

DIY Ikea Chair.. ♥



  1. June 5, 2012 / 12:45 pm

    I love your diy posts! 🙂 This one is awesome.
    It's usually hard to find cute desk chairs, so I'll definitely think about a diy one next time I need one! x

  2. June 5, 2012 / 1:11 pm

    Victoria,I have the same chair that I bought from ikea last year, I'd love to transform it like this but my desk is in the same color (wood) with the chair 🙁 so they won't fit well together.

  3. June 5, 2012 / 1:24 pm

    Such a lovely idea! We have these chairs as part of our dining set but I have left them as they are. I really like this idea 🙂 x

  4. June 5, 2012 / 3:29 pm

    I like the idea of using napkins, cheap and cheerful 🙂 xx

  5. June 5, 2012 / 3:55 pm

    That's such a good idea and looks brilliant!! You are clever!!!! Love it!! xXx

  6. June 7, 2012 / 4:07 pm

    This is so fab! You should be an interior designer!! Come redecorate my room please? 😀 Xxxx

  7. June 8, 2012 / 5:44 am

    Such a good DIY! I wish I had time to do more, the chair is gorgeous now!

  8. Kim
    January 19, 2020 / 7:06 pm

    This is such a cute DIY! ? I love how you used paper napkins to decorate the bars, such a great idea.

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