Quick and Colourful Washi Tape Fix for Tatty Chair Legs
I lucked upon a lovely old bucket chair in my local vintage emporium recently, and have been in a quandary ever since as to what to do with it.
I was thinking of painting the original pink woven seat a funkier, brighter colour, but when I’d given it a good clean, it was in such good condition that it seemed a crime to cover up. The legs, however, were a rather tatty silver that was knocked and peeling in places. Recalling another recent project that I’d almost painted, I got out my washi tape instead.
Yes, I could have painted the legs – and may still do so at some point. But I wanted a fix for those legs now, with what I had to hand and do-able in the one hour freedom from the kids I had during nap time!
So, using a pair of scissors, I cut the washi tape into short strips and wrapped around the chair legs.
That’s it. Fin. Finito.
Washi tape, I love you.
Sometimes, with vintage stuff, I feel like less is more – mess around with them too much and they can loose that ineffable something that made you fall in love with them in the first place.A good clean and and a quick cover-up (in funky polka-dot purple) was all this chair really needed to shine again.