Published on August 17th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Blue Deck Chairs

Materials: Ikea chair

Description: Ikea has funny names for their furniture and I purchased these chairs so long ago I don’t remember the name of them. They came with stretch fabric on them and when the fabric fell apart I had the frames only; which I kept because I knew I could do something with them eventually.

I was inspired by Alex – who posted his own Emmabo chair on Ikeahackers and so I can’t say this is my original idea, but I loved his idea so much I transferred it to my own chairs.

I cut strips of 1″x2″ wood into 26″ strips. Stained them blue and used ¾” electrical clips to secure to my frame. I also stained the metal frame to blend in and voila – new chairs. Thanks Alex, wherever you are, for the fantastic idea!

~ Carter, Mid-West

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

6 Responses to Blue Deck Chairs

  1. Alex says:

    Nice work, Carter. Glad I could provide some inspiration!

  2. Carina says:

    I love it too…and the colour is gorgeous

  3. MichelFrancois says:

    Just look at “Emmabo chair” on Ikeahackers (http://www.ikeahackers.net/2009/08/chair-to-rock-your-summer.html) ;o)

  4. Lela - seaseight says:

    I love it!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Please, what are the electrical clips that you used? I don’t understand…

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