Friday, April 20, 2012

DIY: Faux Bamboo Chair.

For the past few months everything bamboo has been haunting me lately due to my current obsession with finding a faux bamboo chair to redo for my room. This is why I have so many inspiration pics below. Apparently I'm not the only one who is loving this bamboo trend for your home.

Anyways after numerous trips to local thrift stores and a weekly search on eBay and etsy, I finally found my prize last Sunday at Angel Street Thrift Store in Chelsea for the lovely price of $30! Which makes it all worth my hard work hunting. A can of gold spray paint ($7), a yard of fabric from mood ($25), a bag of sponges from home depot ($10) and a hot glue gun...I transformed this dingy thrift store find into a chic statement piece for my room. Easy how-to below...

Have a thrifty Thursday!

Since spray painting your chair is a no brainer... (It literally took me a total of 30 minutes to do 2 coats of paint)... Instead I explained how to make a homemade seat cushion since I was not a fan of the before wicker base. Plus I had to use fabric, It completes the look and gives it style.

1) Trim and arrange the sponges so that they cover the entire chair. Glue down with hot glue.

2) Cover with your old towel so that the surface is smooth and even before adding the fabric. 
Glue underneath the seat.

3) Measure out fabric over seat and begin to glue down underneath the wicker seat. Don't trim to fit the corners before hand, instead cut as you wrap around the seat. 
Simple as that!