I was happy with my unpronouncable Ikea chairs until the birth of my son. As all children he tends to spoil everything in the house. You can see the result (original blue chair) full of crap. So i decided to childproof them. Now, he even can play with playdough or water painting on it.
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Step 1: Gather the Material
- Ikea chairs or any chairs build the same way.
- some vinyl table cloth (choose a good quality one with fabric underneath : love the smell of vinyl that remember me of inflatable ducks when i was small on a beach).
- a stapler.
- something to measure.
- something to cut.
- a screwdriver.
- a good italian coffee to drink before starting.
Step 2: Unscrew the Top
Return the chair and unscrew the top
Step 3: Staple the Vinyl
Fold the vinyl around the top and staple it.
Do the round part first, then the opposite and finaly the sides.
Don't forget to apply some tension to the vinyl before stapling.
Step 4: Screw Back the Top
Put back the top on the chair.
Return on the table to crew.
It takes 10 minutes and 1$ per chair.