I’ve been on the lookout for a cross stitch project for a while. While I was browsing in a second-hand furniture shop recently, I came across a mountain of chairs. Poking out the top was one that immediately caught my eye – a battered old wicker-backed chair badly in need of some TLC and wool! I knew I had found my blank canvas – now I just needed a design. I wanted my chair to have a modern twist, and a friend pointed out that Tetris is back!
Today’s Nap Time Craft involves adding a chevron twist to a tired piece of furniture. I used a dining chair I had painted a few years ago, which I wanted to jazz up into a striking new seat.
To do this project I used:
- Wooden chair
- Masking tape
- Spray paint
Creating a chevron design can be hard. My chosen method involved endless pencil markings, a lot of geometric guesswork, and so much misplaced masking tape that I started to resemble an Egyptian Mummy! I got there in the end, but I wish I’d known about this tutorial first.