Archive for March 27, 2009
How to create a Zebra stripe chair for a Jungle room theme or Savanna Room theme
Wow, isn’t this a stunning piece of children’s furniture!
Hand carved and hand painted, this numbered, Limited First Edition original is truly a piece of art from Bellacor.
As beautiful as it is, it is well beyond my budget for my child’s bedroom.
So, here’s an idea for you to create a zebra (or tiger striped) chair yourself.
Ok, it’s not going to be a handcarved heirloom, but it’s going to be a fun and inexpensive detail for your child’s jungle themed room.
You will need.
A wooden chair or chairs that has been painted white.
We used and Ikea chair. They have bigger ones too for an older child.
Some transfer paper
A zebra/tiger stripe design(see below)
Black paint (enamel)
A small pointed paint brush
A larger paint brush (One half inch) for larger areas
- Trace the stripes onto the chair by copying the design below (right click and copy the design to your computer). Print it out and enlarge it on a photocopy to the size of stripes you like.
- Tape some carbon paper to the back of the design and tape it onto the seat of the chair. Trace the design onto the chair by drawing over the paper with a ball point pen, tranfering the design to the surface of the chair.
- Repeat on the legs or if you wish, simply draw the stripes freehand using the design as a reference.
- Begin by painting in the edges of the stripes with a fine brush. Fill in with the larger brush.
- Allow to dry and protect with a coat of varnish.
Of course you don’t have to stick to Black paint.
Any colour would look good, and if you want tiger stripes, then orange would be a great choice