Bring sprightly designs to inexpensive chairs by covering the backs with paper, in either a single bold pattern or several coordinating ones. Ready-to-assemble (and easy-to-disassemble) chairs work best.
Tools and Materials
Chairs (this style available at Ikea)
Craft knife (or scissors)
Sturdy patterned paper
Decorative Chair Backs How-To
1. Unscrew chair back. Lay it on kraft paper. Trace outline with pencil (press chair back against paper as you trace to account for curve).
2. Cut out template with craft knife, using a cutting mat.
3. Place patterned paper facedown on cutting mat. Place kraft-paper template on top, and trace. Cut out.
22"-by-30" handmade paper: (#7385), $6 per sheet, and (#8125), $6.25 per sheet, from Print Icon, 212-255-4489. Decoupage glue and sealer, by Martha Stewart Crafts, $3.99, from Michaels, 800-642-4235.