Learn how to restyle an old dining chair to create a totally unique gift or add a fresh new look to your own home!

Before & After: dramatic transformation from dull & broken to colorful Shabby Chic!

Bring Your Own Dining Chair, Ottoman or Stool and join us for this fun 2-hour class where we’ll use creative collage techniques to show you how to transform your tired old piece into a unique gift, for yourself or someone special. Bring a friend and create a pair of chairs together. Great gift idea for a Bride & Groom, Graduation or any special occasion.

Up-cycle chairs for any occassion

DIY bride Robyn Parisi models an upcycled chair. Chieko Horn Photography (chiekohorn.com)

Transform your tired old chair and bring new style into your home!

Collage materials will be provided for participants to use in the class, but you are welcome (& encouraged) to bring your own items. Create a theme with photos or other mementos.

What is Collage? Collage is pasting onto a surface various materials not normally associated with one another, such as  fabric, photos, old maps, newspaper or magazine clippings – basically anything glue-able that invokes special memories of people, places & things.

Ideas: wrap your chosen project in fabric or colored paper for a shabby chic look, or paint it pearly for an elegant accent, stamp it with flowers or apply a home-made stencil. See our Trash to Treasure idea board on Pinterest for more creative ideas.

Paint or decoupage transforms 2 chair backs into colorful functional place to hang things

Ideas from a ‘Get Hooked’ workshop: coat rack & jewelry display

Have ideas of your own? We’d love to see them! Post photos to our Facebook page to share your inspiration or ask any questions. Create a theme with photos or other mementos.

2 students gluing fabric remnants to a chair frame

Get new ideas for your one-of-a-kind design. An assortment of fabric, paper and paints will be provided to bring your creativity to life!

We provide:

  • glue
  • assorted fabric scraps & papers, some magazines & clippings
  • assorted stencils & stamps
  • scissors
  • vinyl gloves
  • paint & paint brushes

You Provide:

  • your chosen piece to transform, cleaned and ready for paint, paper & glue
  • anything that inspires you that can be glued to your project – paper, photographs, magazines, maps, fabric, lace!
  • wear clothes to get creatively messy in!
  • your own brilliant IDEAS!

Prepare your surfaces: Be sure all surfaces of your chair frame are clean before the class.

2 chairs with maps & comics applied

Thanks to roddyandginger.blogspot.com & popularhistorian.tumblr.com for these examples of up-cycled chair frames

Note: This class is offered in conjunction with selected events. Interested in scheduling a class for your event? Contact Carla.

See the Upholstery Classes page for a listing of our current classes.
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