DIY Seahorse Chair!

DIY Seahorse Chair

Today I’m sharing another fabulous DIY project submitted by another talented reader! I’m always amazed at what a talented bunch we have hanging out here at TGF! This one was submitted by Patty Williams. Patty made over a thrift shop find and turned it into this charming DIY Seahorse Chair! I love the color she used here, such a perfect Summer project!
DIY Seahorse Chair

Here’s what Patty had to say about this project… “I am doing a beach themed guestroom, I needed a chair for my little desk, I used a few other Graphics Fairy LLC images for instant art in the room, but wanted something different for the desk chair. Goodwill had 3 metal chairs that needed facelifts. I Bought all 3 for under 6 bucks. ”


1)Krylon spray paint in Lagoon

2) Clear coat spray

3) Seahorse Image

4) a 2’x2′ piece of canvas drop cloth

5) a Chartpack Blender pen

Seahorse Chair Before

Before photo of the chairs.


Step 1) I removed some chipped paint and the seat from the chair. I did not take pictures of each step, but you can see the before pic above.

Step 2) I used to enlarge the image and selected the letter option, and sliced it into 4 sheets of paper. I took the images to UPS and had them copied using toner. I measured my canvas drop cloth using the chair seat, and cut the excess paper from the paper. I taped it to the canvas, one piece at a time and used my ChartPack blender pen to transfer the image. I used the pen cap to rub over each section of the image to make sure it made good contact with the fabric.

Step 3) I then painted the chair in Krylon Lagoon, and sprayed it with a clear coat for durability when it was dry. Then I screwed the finished chair seat back onto the chair.

Step 4) I’m sneaking in a few instant art things I added from the Graphics Fairy . I love the little girl mermaid!!! Look at her eyes! The pic does not do it justice, its really a darker blue, my inkjet printer did fine for this though. I did this on canvas and framed it in silver frame. The second is a mermaid advert, I printed it on canvas, then mounted it on fabric. I’m not the best art maker, but I really love the images!!! My beach themed vintage bedroom is ready for guests! I even have a breakfast tray I did a few months ago , using a Graphics Fairy image done with the Mod Podge method, for a bowl of fruit for my sis, who will be using the bedroom in 2 weeks!!!! I kinda put them on the bed just to show what fun I’ve had using your site!!!

Beach Themed Bedroom


Thanks so much for submitting this adorable project Patty! Your beach themed Guest Bedroom looks like such a lovely place to stay!


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  1. I love all things beach. And this is just absolutely lovely! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Soooo cute! I love upcycling furniture and working with vintage graphics. I just finished a French inspired kitchen set. :)

  3. I love the chair and the seahorse design she chose! Pinned it to my Coastal Decor board! Great job Patty Williams!

  4. Mary Jo Stamper says:

    Gorgeous! Never heard of a blender pen…can you use that to transfer images to wood?

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