Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Studio chair Makeover using Stamperia rice papers and stencils

I was the grateful recipient of a Stamperia Pizza Box yesterday...

Before we left Cape Town in March a year ago... I started researching ideas for how to paint my office chair.  With the arrival of the pizza box, I was finally able to put my plan into action!
Pinterest ideas...

This was my Father's office chair and is a good 30 years old...  It was worn and tatty, but really comfy... so it cracked the nod to come to Berlin as it was going to get a revamp...

I ripped out the cushions and took off the handles... which have stayed off... it now fits under my desk and in such a small space, handles were a real pest!

I had purchased this rose fabric from Ikea to match my boxes that I have in the studio for storage... The piece of fabric has been draped over my chair for months, slowly getting scrunched as it never stayed put!  Here you can see that I have staple gunned the fabric over the cusions as I decided that a painted surface would not breathe and that it would be uncomfortable.
I used 500ml of gesso to cover the back and sides of the chair.

Then I used gel medium to adhere the large 50 x 50cm rice paper to the top of the chair and the smaller sheet from my gift box underneath.  I fussy cut some images from the Mechanical sea world paper pad and the clock from flower garden to finish off the edges of the rice paper sheets.

Having left everything over night to dry, I chose some stencils to add finishing touches to the chair... here is a sneaky shot my hubby took of me while I was going through my stencil file...
My finished chair in my clean studio!  I can actually see the floor!

I used the new metallic wax paint from my box in pink and turquoise to stencil with.


  1. Wow, that is about all I have!! What an amazing transformation! Looks just beautiful! Thanks for sharing this amazing project.

  2. Gorgeous! I love that paper!


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