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Thrift Store Makeover String Art Chair: Inspire My Creativity

I hope you guys are excited because I sure am! I have teamed up with a couple of bloggers to bring you a monthly project on a specific theme. We are calling this the ‘Inspire My Creativity’ Party and I think you are going to find it incredibly inspiring to your creativity! For this month’s party I created a String Art Chair!

This months theme was ‘Thrifted Makeover’. Hey I can do that! I recently made over this full cabinet for my back porch but I am never burnt out on a little thrifting and spray paint. This beauty was at my local thrift store for $5.

Have a chair in need of a makeover? Why not add a little string art detail and use it as a planter stand or art piece!

I had no idea what I was going to do, but I felt like I would figure it out. I stained it a little bit, and didn’t love it. 

String art will always have a special place in my heart because while I was studying math, we called these complete graphs. Not only are they awesomely symmetrical, they put my math degree to work. I drew up this image and decided to give it a shot since the seat of my chair was round.

Have a chair in need of a makeover? Why not add a little string art detail and use it as a planter stand or art piece!

What you need for your string art chair makeover
  • Wood screws
  • Jute string
  • Thrifted Chair
  • Spraypaint
  • Sand paper
  • Drill

Darice 135-Feet 4 Ply Jute, 1-PoundCheck PriceWoodPro Fasteners AP9X212-1 #9 by 2-1/2-Inch All Purpose Wood Construction Screws, T25, 1LB Net WeightCheck PriceRust-Oleum 312586 American Accents Ultra Cover 2x Satin, Stone GrayCheck Price3M Garnet Sandpaper, 9-Inch by 11-Inch, Assorted-Grit, 5-SheetCheck PriceBLACK+DECKER LDX120C 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill/DriverCheck Price

You will start by spraying your chair the desired color. If you’d rather stain it, do that instead!

Have a chair in need of a makeover? Why not add a little string art detail and use it as a planter stand or art piece!

Next you will measure and mark where you’d like your screws or points of your graph.

Next you will take your drill and drill small holes to make your screws go in a bit easier. My drill bit broke half way through this so I did half with the predrilled holes and half without. I would highly suggest doing it with predrilled holes!

Next you will drill in your wood screws.

I sprayed my screws with a coat of spray paint at this point so they were a little better blended in.

Now you get to have fun! I drew up my design before I did it but you honestly can’t go wrong if you pick a pattern and stick to it. You could do it random if you wanted as well but I personally love the symmetrical look!

Have a chair in need of a makeover? Why not add a little string art detail and use it as a planter stand or art piece!

Then you are all done! Obviously this chair is no longer meant to sit on unless you’d like a screw in your rear. I mostly made it for decoration on my front porch! I have a full series coming to show you all the DIYs I did for my porch so get excited!

 

Have a chair in need of a makeover? Why not add a little string art detail and use it as a planter stand or art piece!

Make sure to check out all of the other fun thrifted makeover projects from our party hosts and if you have a thrifted makeover you would like to share, please share it below!

Have a chair in need of a makeover? Why not add a little string art detail and use it as a planter stand or art piece!

Meredith  |  The Designer DIY
Cathy  |  A Boy and His Mom
Missy  |  Gypsy Magpie
Meg  |  The Kusi Life
Kim  |  Creigh-ations
Candice  |  She’s Crafty


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