Sometimes all it takes to perfectly pull together a theme for a dinner party, is just that one key piece. So today we’re making a Beauty and the Beast ornate chair that matches the Rococo/ Baroque style.
What you’ll need
UNG Drill picture frame
A chair base. If just for a party, the ADDE chair is affordable to work with
Small pillow (for the stuffing)
Gold spray paint
Epoxy resin (for permanent) or metal wire (if not permanent)
- To start, lightly sandpaper the frame and the chair so the paint sticks and doesn’t peel off later.
- In a well ventilated area (outside), spray the gold paint all over the picture frame and chair frame. Do it in light layers, letting it dry in between. In some areas I left some areas more lightly coated than others so it wouldn’t look flat. Let dry completely.
- To put it together, turn the frame upside down and remove the centre part.
- Cut the fabric so it hangs over the picture frame edge.
- Place the stuffing so it’s even in the middle of the frame area.
- Place the plastic back over the picture frame and tuck the fabric towards the centre.
- Place the cardboard backing over that, and press the clasps back on to hold it together.
- Attach the headrest using either the epoxy resin or the wire frame. If using the ADDE chair, the inward dip helps support some of the frame.
- Finish off by creating a seat pillow cover using additional damask fabric and the additional stuffing.