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!
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.