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With great power, comes great responsibility – Uncle Ben’s words ring true whether you’re a teenager bitten by a radioactive spider, or an avid arts and crafts fan determined to revamp a chair!

Parting ways with older, tired furniture is a dilemma we’ve all struggled with. But sometimes a simple hack is all it takes for a much needed refresh, without splurging on a new replacement. We recently gave one of our chairs a superhero-worthy makeover that packs a cool style punch. Read on for our step by step walkthrough…

What you’ll need

Scissors, comic books, PVA glue, and an old chair is needed to create a DIY Marvel chair
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  • An old chair
  • PVA glue
  • Brushes
  • Old comics
  • Scissors
  • A plate to pour the glue in

We went with one of our modern Kew chairs, but feel free to opt for a design that suits your preference and needs.

Step 1: Cut up comics

Cut up comic strips with scissors
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It’s time to get crafty! Cut out the comic panels of your choice – they can be in any shape or size as each piece will be overlaid over each other.

Step 2: Paint chair with glue

apply glue to the chair surfaces that will be covered in comics
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Apply glue to the surface of the chair that you’re planning to cover with comic panels. This can be done on both metal or wooden surfaces, so you’ll be able to repeat this DIY with a different chair, if you wish.

Step 3: Add comic pieces to chair

gently stick the comic clippings onto the chair
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Start arranging the comic pieces onto the surface coated with glue. Repeat steps 3 and 4 as you work your way around the chair – remember to be careful when working with uneven surfaces – it’s okay to go slow!

Step 4: Comic book chair decoupage

Once all areas are covered with the comics, apply a thin coat of glue over the surface to seal them in
 

Once all areas are fully covered with the comics, apply a thin coating of glue over the surface to seal your handiwork in place.

Step 5: Coat with a clear varnish for protection

Finish off the DIY Marvel chair with a coat of clear varnish
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Finally, to protect your new chair from any surface damage, coat the chair in a clear varnish.

That’s it!

DIY Marvel chair in a Marvel inspired bedroom
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And voila – your decoupage superhero chair is now ready for duty! It’s a perfect revamp for any fan and a fun (and easy) DIY to work on over the weekend. Let us know if you’ll be trying this out or adding some comic inspiration to your room, and if you have snaps of your finished product, we would love to check them out!

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