I've finally finished the second chair make-over and as requested here's a little 'how to' so you can rescue some chairs too!
Firstly you need your chair:
Next you need your napkins:
Lightly sand the top of the paint on the chair so the mod podge has something to grip to, only needs a couple of rubs with the sand paper so don't worry about more sanding hell (yes I do hate it that much).
Now to the napkins. You only need to use the printed part of the napkin so peel away the two blank sheets (if using 3 ply):
Once the first sheet is down you can then cut and paste the remainder of the seat - like wallpapering you just cut the next napkin design so it links up to the already pasted bit. For the gaps in the spindles i take a piece of napkin and mark where the spindles are and the cut out the spindle spaces (looks like a comb when cut) and slide the napkin in the spaces. The seat sides can be done by using strips of napkin and fixing the seam with mod podge under the chair base.
For the spindles I cut long strips of napkin:
For the chair back sides I also use wider strips of napkin and again wrap it around as above:
This is the finished chair:
I'm now on the look out for 2 more chairs like this so I've got enough to go round my dining table, I'll be checking the sales area at the tip again next time I go.
Busy weekend for me with a table top sale, a spring fair and the boot sale so hoping for lots of bargains to share with you all (hopefully no grannies will be harmed in my thrifty exploits!) - send me your lucky thoughts.
Happy Weekend all