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Before and After: A Free Ikea Chair Gets a Facelift

Craftster member Minouette recently posted photos of the free Ikea chair she took from dumpster worthy to crave worthy. She writes, "I found this chair. It had a sad little sign saying FREE. It was filthy and had been much abused by a cat. The legs were scuffed and marked, but it looked solid and had potential."

To see the truly remarkable results, read more.

Minouette reveals her process by writing, "I cut off the fabric and used it to make a pattern. I reused the zipper for the cushion and then trashed the rest of the blue canvas as it was neither nice nor clean. I used a combination of new fabric, thrifted fabrics (corduroy, cotton, upholstery, an old pair of pants and a men's shirt etc.), and block-printed fabrics. I used lino block prints of the oudjat eyes, radiolarians, jellyfish, frog and lily pad, koi, seahorse, walrus, dragon, and blue whales. I also used one old screen print of the sun."

Truly inspiring, Minouette! I am in awe.




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