I gave this thrift store find a Galaxy makeover with my own hand made galaxy fabric and a little paint.

Step 1: See the video tutorial here or follow along below.

<p>That is a wonderful project, I really loved it! I have an armchair that needs a serious update, I was wondering if I can use this technique on it? Since I can't exactly microwave my fabric :)</p>
You really need to set the dye and to rinse out the excess or you will get dye on your clothes. Very important! Try it with spray paint (OUTSIDE) and I'll be you'll get better results.
<p>Thank you so much! </p>
<p>I want to be at the dinner party where these chairs are. Galactic potluck!</p>
I really love this, Mark!
Thanks Alpine!
<p>How did I miss this one!?? So cool...working on a few galaxy projects right now too! Love it! :)</p>
<p>FANTASTIC! I'm really not a fan of the build of the chair, but the fabric is phenomenal. I would love to take this brilliance and do a canopy with twinkling LEDs. My hat's off to you on a great, great project!</p>
<p>OMG I need a chair like this, there's a charity shop in my town centre has old chairs for &pound;1.50 each. I just wish I had somewhere to put them :-(</p>
I wish I could find chairs that cheap! I think you should make one anyway!
<p>Looks like magician chair. One question i would like to ask out of curiosity. If i microwave wont that burn the cloth in center? And exactly how does it help</p>
The heat sets the dye to make it permanent. The microwave, used at smaller amounts of time won't burn the fabric. I've been heat setting dye in the microwave for years now. Promise it won't burn the fabric.
<p>I did not expect you to make the fabric too! So cool, thank you :)</p>
<p>Glad you liked it Gabriel.</p>
Great job, both on the chair and the instructable. It's a beautiful piece.
<p>Thanks Boatingman!</p>
<p>Wow, this is awesome! The fabric looks beautiful!</p>
<p>Hey, thanks Danger. Much appreciated.</p>
<p>Love it! I love galaxy prints and those colors together are beautiful!</p>
<p>I had fun making this chair. Love how easy it was to dye the fabric.</p>
<p>Space on everything please!</p>
<p>I think so, too Audrey!</p>

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