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Published on August 4th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


The "Sweden meets Italy" decoupage chair collection

Materials: chair, prints of paintings, PVA glue, varnish

Description: I decoupaged my favorite Italian artists on to Ikea chairs, and then varnished them. (sorry, I don’t recall the name of this particular chair; I looked online and didn’t find it…could it be no longer in stock? I did these about 5 or 6 years ago.)

I did 8 chairs, all by the Italian masters.

~ Eileen McDonough, Lisbon, Portugal

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11 Responses to The "Sweden meets Italy" decoupage chair collection

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love these. May I ask where you got the artwork to decoupage with?

  2. Moontree says:

    beautiful beautiful beautiful. I would like to do the same with art nouveau prints!!

  3. These are superb!!! I have painted all my chairs but this takes it to a whole new level. Well done.

  4. Wow! You are so fortunate to have those very amazing chair. It is a nice collection. I wish I was the first one who sees that chair. I also want it and it is perfect in my new house.

  5. jodeha2002 says:

    The chairs are called Roger. Here is the Ikea link:

  6. Abundant Empress says:

    These are beautiful and I am going to copy your idea — thanks for sharing!

  7. Peggy says:

    Wow – really cool. Making me rethink my ugly $15 Ikea kitchen chairs.

  8. Anonymous says:

    “I decoupaged my favorite Italian artists on to Ikea chairs, and then varnished them.”

    They must have been pretty mad. ;)

  9. DrLith says:

    Wow, those are gorgeous. That is a truly inspired hack.

  10. Linda says:

    Nice and tidy :)

    I am also curious how you adhered the decoupage to the chairs.. are they melamine or wood?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Nice work! Are these real wood chairs or melamine? If melamine I’m curious how you adhered the decoupage.

    Thanks for sharing!

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