Apr 15, 2009

Childrens Alphabet Chair

A few weeks ago I was at Home Depot & picked up a copy of one of my favorite project mags..."BH&G ideas under 100"!
I feel in love with the "Chairs with Flair" section by designer Becky Mollenkamp.
She glued chipboard letters to the chair and then spray-painted it. Simply, inexpensive and super cute.

The inspiration from the magazine was this picture....

Isn't is wonderful. I had to try it on something.

I had this little antique stool I picked up at Goodwill & wanted to make something for this little guy to put his feet up on.
Then I got the craft of the day email from Martha
(she made me have to get this done TONIGHT)!

Look at him, he is hurtin for somewhere to put his feet.

I have a million chipboard letters left so my
son's room is in trouble.

I did a light sanding because some paint was
chipping off & then just sat, snacked and glued...

and snacked...

and sat and glued. I tryed to start at one end so I
could lay out the letters/numbers as I went along.

After about 30 minutes dry time it was off to my favorite part.
To the basement workshop, to spray a nice fire engine red to match his little red easy chair. I can't speak enough about the New rustoleum spray paint...coverage in ONE coat but I still did 2.

I think it turned out really cute and it was so easy. He is gonna love it!


Anonymous said...

Hi Sage Mommy,

What a great idea. I love it. I will start working on a chair today :) Thanks for the inspiration!


Jessica said...

that is adorable. happened upon your blog from google. . searching craft rooms.

i must try that idea!!!!!!!!!!

Sage Mommy said...

Thanks Jessica for following.My son carrys this chair around to every room. He loves it as much as I do. Welcome to the crafty mafia!!