Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Beano chair completion....x

Howdy guys.
Wanna see my beano chair? All finished?
Using three beano mags....cutting out the comic pictures........( it's actually amazing how many non dennis the mence/minnie/banana man stories they have in these...of course they were no good at all! we wanted retro vintage beano baby )...



Unfortunately my naughty tinker of a camera picked out the wrinkled bits...these re there, but not as noticeable in REALIFE!  Honestly!!!!! ( I did struggle with the wrinkles, though came away thinking, hummmm not looking to old today after all.....no botox today )






Using pod modge as a sealer is super fast and easy......and far less smelly than using varnish. I just hope the little birthday boy whom this is all for likes it.  That's always a worry isn't it, if you've made something for someone? You have no shop or company to blame when things go wrong, or fall apart.....though I think all the mod podge will keep this together for a few years yet....fingers crossed.

And can I just put it out there, that ordinarily I am NOT a fan of decoupage....at all. It usually makes me shudder. That's only my opinion, but it's just...eeeek dare I say a bit errrrrrmmmmmmmm.... chintzy, cheese-ball, retirement project type thing?...... 



But using an old colourfest cheeky, favourite, it works........for me.
 I'm thinking I rather like the banana man pictures bestest of all.....the shocking yellow, and funky words... Ker blam babeeeeeeeeee ........though it took a good week on and off to finish..... and coming from a girly girl, I really rather like it......is that my inner tom boy? Though I'm sure I have some old girl annuals lying about somewhere, that would make a fabby chair or stool......One day eh?

I quite like the thought too, of  a mans work desk being covered in beano pictures...........yes I like that thought.

Fancy having a go????? Go on....do it xxx

27 comments:

  1. It really looks fantastic! I would love to make a chair like this - but I was thinking of using Cath Kidston type paper! One day - if I find a cheap chair I will do it!

    I'm sure he will love it! If not then I think you should keep it :P xxx

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    1. Thankyou....ooooh have a go!
      Nattie x

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  2. Nattie, it's genius! Clever girl. The birthday boy is sure to absolutely love it.

    Can you imagine the scene ...

    "Come on son, lights out now."
    "Hang on Mum, I'm just reading my chair!"

    Thought I spotted a 'PARP' then, that was always my favourite.

    Hx

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    1. You did make me giggle......funny lovely lady x
      I'm sure there is a parp on there somewhere!..hummmm
      nattie xx

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  3. Gosh, it looks amazing! You did a very neat job!
    :)
    xx

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  4. wowza- my lovely its fantastic!!!!!! love it!!!! xx you're quite a talent you know- i love your makeovers and creations...inspiring x

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    1. Awwww and I love you kazzy ....thankyou x
      Nattie x

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  5. ....p.s loving 'pink milk's' comment xxxx

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  6. Its just perfect .....you are going to be tops Mom!!

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  7. Genius!....i LOVE it :o)
    love jooles x

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  8. So colourful, it's turned out so well. I bet everyone will want to sit on it.
    Lisa x

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  9. Well done - its a really novel idea. Sorry to be a bit daft but what is Pod Modge

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    1. A type of craft glue that attaches and finishes most crafty projects....get some!!!!!
      I think I need your doggy please xxxx
      nattie x

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  10. Grrrr..eat! Love it Nattie. Well done.
    Ellie
    x

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    1. Thank you lovely Ellie...I'll do a swap for you bathroom x
      Nattie x

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  11. Nattie that chair is genius! I love it.

    I think the little boy will be over the moon so bright and colourful.
    You might get even more party invites now the word is out about the cool present! ;0)

    MBB x

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  12. wow i love it!!.. youve done a fantastic job on it well done!!

    when in was on holiday last year we called into a gallery and they had furniture made over just like that but very expensive ..maybe you should go into business!!!

    charl
    x

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  13. Gosh who wouldn't love such a wonderful chair, bet the birthday boy will be delighted!

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  14. Love it! My boys would have adored it when they were younger!
    Great blog.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  15. Wow, LOVE this!!!! We have four boring Ikea-chairs, so......

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