Happy Friday everybody! This Friday is especially great for me for two reasons.
Reason #1: I am wrapping up my first full week at my new job at Fairlife, the company that makes the drink Core Power and I absolutely LOVE it. I am so blessed to have found such a great place to work!
Reason #2: With all the job hunting I have been doing in my spare time I have had a lot less time for blog things. I am sure I will get to posting more again soon. Especially with all the fun holiday stuff coming up. However, today is great because I get to hand off today’s post to Trisha from Black and White Obsession.
I am sure you will love her director’s chair revamp as much as I do!
Hi The Unhinged Home followers! I’m Trisha D. from Black and White Obsession where I blog about remodeling our smelly 100+ year home, adventurous DIY projects, and the occasional life story/randomness here and there. Amanda graciously accepted the invitation to exchange blogs. And today I’m here to talk about our Directors Chair Transformation.
We began this little DIY excursion by scouting for the perfect project to complete in less than two weeks (we’re slow DIY’ers) for a Goodwill contest we entered. During one of our last stops we stumbled upon these bad boys:
The chairs were looking rather warn and tattered, but still had good structure. Looking past the signs of age, we knew we could transform these babies into something classic yet fun.
After we lugged them home, we disassembled them and gave them a bath with mild soap and water. We then proceeded with some light sanding, another wipe down, and finally some primer to cover up the unsuccessful attempt at removing stains ingrained the wood.
Then, we popped open a can of a moody charcoal grey and painstaking rolled and brushed just about every nook and cranny. We purposely avoided the areas where the dowels (for the seat) were to be inserted and the hinge hardware- which we agreed was easier just to leave intact.
It was then time to sew new seat fabric which came from a Goodwill rescued tablecloth. Using the original canvas material for a pattern, the new pieces were measured and cut; followed shortly by a couple quick passes through the sewing machine.
Next, I created designs for the back of the chairs. The image was then cut out on freezer paper using one of my favorite creative tools, the silhouette cameo. If you don’t own a Silhouette, you can print the image and use an exacto knife (with a rubber mat) to cut out your design. After that, the image was applied to the ‘directors’ side of the chairs.
My beau adores The Simpsons, while I am the huge Batman fan.
The Simpsons design was conceived after a random, yet successful, brainstorming session. Whereas the Batman scene was actually a rendering of My Geekery’s cityscape spotlight canvas. Exclusive tidbit: the Batman chair was originally planned as a silhouette of Batman, but after stumbling onto My Geekery’s artistic creation we knew the search was over.
Here are the Director’s Chair in all their cartoon/comic glory:
And a good ‘ol before and after:
I hope y’all enjoyed our cartoon/comic Director’s Chair makeover. Want to check out the full tutorial, including a how to transfer the image to fabric? Visit the original Director’s Chair Tutorial post here. There’s even additional tips and tricks when using Silhouette Studio (Sihouette’s software)! Thank you for having me Mandy!
I think the chairs turned out awesome! The idea of the Simpson’s sillouete is pretty creative too.
Have a great weekend everybody!