The IKEA TULLSTA armchair is one of the most enduring armchairs in IKEA’s range. It’s compact and easy to place.
The curve lines give it a timeless feel.
Another great feature is the removable slipcovers so it’s easy to keep clean. And you can quickly change the color and style to suit your current home decor. But if the TULLSTA chair cover range at IKEA does not rock your style, you can DIY your own slipcover or even paint over the existing chair cover with custom painting.
1. IKEA TULLSTA Patchwork chair cover
Ele does a pretty patchwork cover for her IKEA TULLSTA armchair.
She says, “I re-upholstered it with a patchwork of fabrics including several with lino block I printed myself. Then, I painted the scuffed legs white. I cut off the fabric and used it to make a pattern.
At first, I re-used the original zipper for the cushion but then later, I trashed it as it was neither nice nor clean.
For the patchwork pattern, I used a combination of new fabrics, thrifted fabrics (corduroy, cotton, upholstery, an old pair of pants and a men’s shirt, etc.), and block-printed fabrics. I used lino block prints of the oudjat eyes, radiolarians, jellyfish, frog and lily pad, koi, seahorse, walrus, dragon, and blue whales. Oh, I also used one old screen print of the sun.”
2. “Wild Things” Inspired Art on IKEA TULLSTA Armchair
When I was asked to decorate a plain canvas armchair from IKEA, the thought that came immediately was Maurice Sendak and his amazing book, Where the Wild Things Are. We had a blast sketching and reimagining this chair with all creatures big and small. The hardest part was knowing when to stop!
IKEA TULLSTA Chair
Permanent or fabric markers
The first step was to use a pencil and lightly sketch jungle-themed trees, vines, and tall grasses onto the canvas chair.