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If you’re a regular Kate Decorates reader, then you may have caught my recent post all about my daughter’s bright, rainbow-hued bedroom makeover. It’s chock full of fun, happy colors, and I am so excited that my number one client is pretty darn thrilled with her new space, as evidenced by this photo:
If you missed the details about her room refresh, you can read all about it right over here!
Anyway, one thing I wanted to do as part of her bedroom makeover is get her a new chair for lounging and reading. I was considering buying a chair similar to this, but wasn’t all that excited about the price tag. I splurged on new blackout curtains and new bedding, plus the cost of all the artwork above her bed started adding up faster than I’d hoped (story of my life!). So I decided that I needed to be thrifty when it came to new seating.
Lucky for me, someone in my neighborhood was selling an IKEA Poang chair. As soon as I saw it posted in our Facebook community group, I jumped on it. When I purchased it, the chair had a birch frame and a fire engine red cushion. Not exactly what I had in mind, but the bones of the chair were great and totally what I needed for a quick and easy DIY project.
Guys, this is the easiest DIY / IKEA hack ever! Take a look at how the chair makeover turned out:
Even if you don’t consider yourself a DIY-er, YOU CAN DO THIS. Trust me….I’m no DIY guru, either. In fact, I own zero power tools and frankly am scared of big projects. Surprising, right?! Well, it’s true.
Anyway, here’s how you can turn a blah IKEA Poang chair into a piece of furniture that’s fresh and fabulous.
The secret ingredient? A custom IKEA Poang chair slipcover from this amazing Etsy shop.
- An IKEA Poang chair (I mean…..obviously.)
- Paint (I used Amy Howard at Home’s one-step paint in Drama Queen — you can order it through her website or pick it up at your local Ace Hardware)
- Paintbrush (I have a set of these, but any bristled brush will do)
- An IKEA Poang chair slipcover in the fabric of your choice from this Etsy shop
- Remove the old cushion and cover from your IKEA Kallax chair.
- Wipe down the chair frame with a wet paper towel to remove dust and debris. Let dry.
- Using your Amy Howard at Home paint, give the chair frame a thin coat of paint. Let dry.
- Repeat step 3.
- Add your new cushion and cover to your chair.
- Step back and admire your stylish new spot to curl up with a good book!
Here are a couple of in-progress photos….
It’s amazing what you can do with a little bit of paint and an awesome find from Etsy, isn’t it?!
By the way, if you want more easy IKEA hacks, be sure to check out the following posts:
What other IKEA pieces have you hacked and loved? Tell me in the comments!
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