My husband and I are kids at heart, and when I told him my plans to creat a “super heroes” decoupage kids chair, he was excited to see the final result. After a trying week and a busy weekend, I figured it was a good idea to jump right back on the “crafting horse”, and keep the upcycle going.
I passed this chair up many times. I stop by the Goodwill right down the street from our house periodically. It is usually a quick walk through, and this chair sat, un purchased through several of these “walk throughs”, The chair was in very rough shape and was doused in a heavy lacquer finish, that I suspected, would not be easy to apply paint to. It is difficult for me to pass up kids furniture because I love it so much, so during this particular walk through with my daughter in tow, I finally decided to buy it.
First, I tightened the chair and legs, and used sand paper to smooth any rough edges on the chair. I cleaned it with a damp cloth to remove any dust and dirt, and boy this chair was very dirty! Once that was done, I used a white, latex primer to paint the chair from top to bottom. This was essential and even with the chair’s lacquered finish, it covered nicely.
After the primed chair was completely dry, I painted the chair with a red and blue color scheme to mimic the Justice League of America colors. The Justice league of America is great because it incorporates the best superhero characters from DC, Comics.
I applied Mod Podge to the chair seat with a large paint brush. I then placed the prints onto the chair seat, slowly smoothing it out with my hands to avoid wrinkles. I repeated the same process for the chair back, I decoupaged the Justice League symbol and two additional characters I could not fit onto the chair seat, These characters were The flash and The Green Lantern. I cut them out with scissors and applied them so they would appear as though they were “leaping” off the chair seat. I made three white, printer paper stars to add some “pop” to the top of the chair back.
I placed the chair in front of a stand up fan to dry. The next day, I applied Mod Podge to the entire piece to seal it and repeated this process twice, allowing the chair to dry in between coats.
My husband loved how it turned out, and it was nice to complete a strictly “just for fun” project. I hope you enjoy it too!
Comic books,or Comic Prints
Red and Blue Acrylic Paint
White Latex Primer
brushes, scissors, pen