With great power, comes great responsibility – Uncle Benâ€™s words ring true whether youâ€™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 weâ€™ve all struggled with. But sometimes a simple hack is all it takes for a much needed refresh, without splurging on a new replacement.
In conjunction with summer movie season, we 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
Youâ€™ll need an old chair, PVA glue, brushes, old comics, scissors and 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.
Itâ€™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.
Apply glue to the surface of the chair that youâ€™re planning to cover with comic panels. This can be done on both metal or wooden surfaces, so youâ€™ll be able to repeat this DIY with a different chair, if you wish.
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 – itâ€™s okay to go slow!
Once all areas are fully covered with the comics, apply a thin coating of glue over the surface to seal your handiwork in place.
Finally, to protect your new chair from any surface damage, coat the chair in a clear varnish.
And voila – your decoupage superhero chair is now ready for duty! Itâ€™s a perfect revamp for any fan and a fun (and easy) DIY to work on over the weekend. Let us know if youâ€™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!