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DIY Tales: Halloween Skeleton Skull Chair

By Southern Revivals on Oct 18, 2013
DIY Halloween Skull Skeleton Chair Makeover Redo Upcycle

Presumably it was found sitting outside. Like forever.
I was convinced I could do something with it. But then, every time I looked at it I noticed something else about it that made it unusable. I still couldn't toss it.

I thought about using it in the garden as a planter. Then I saw this...

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Tattooed Skull Chair by Scott Campbell


I am totally in love with this chair.

I haven't the slightest idea how much a chair like this one, done by tattoo artist Scott Campbell, would have sold for - if it had been for sale. But I have a sneaking suspicion that I wouldn't have been able to afford it if it had been.

I try not to let things like that stop me.

DIY Halloween Skull Skeleton Chair Makeover Redo Upcycle

Suddenly I knew what I would do with my old, broke-down, weather worn and perfectly spooktacular chair.

DIY Halloween Skull Skeleton Chair Makeover Redo Upcycle

I'd start by removing the old fabric. Which is regrettable seeing as the original would have leant itself so well to the skull motif. But alas, it was far too gone to be saved.

DIY Halloween Skull Skeleton Chair Makeover Redo Upcycle

The funny thing is, all those things I'd viewed as flaws suddenly became a necessary part of the design.

DIY Halloween Skull Skeleton Chair Makeover Redo Upcycle

The crusty old legs were now perfect where they had once been questionable. It doesn't matter so much if they can hold anyone anymore. This isn't that kind of chair.

DIY Halloween Skull Skeleton Chair Makeover Redo Upcycle

Check out that gorgeous back!

DIY Halloween Skull Skeleton Chair Makeover Redo Upcycle

Remember how I said the chair wouldn't need to hold anyone anymore?

DIY Halloween Skull Skeleton Chair Makeover Redo Upcycle

Yeah. Well. Let's just say Malfoy is part of the design. He looks good sitting there, no?

DIY Halloween Skull Skeleton Chair Makeover Redo Upcycle

I finally have my own artistic skull chair and I didn't even have to go to tattoo artist school. Or draw. Anything!

I used the same technique for transferring this image as I did in this popular post: DIY Photo Transfer on Pallet Wood.

DIY Halloween Skull Skeleton Chair Makeover Redo Upcycle

Add a few fancy Halloween-y pillows...

DIY Halloween Skull Skeleton Chair Makeover Redo Upcycle

Some black velvet trim...

DIY Halloween Skull Skeleton Chair Makeover Redo Upcycle

And a black cat.

DIY Halloween Skull Skeleton Chair Makeover Redo Upcycle

Or two.

DIY Halloween Skull Skeleton Chair Makeover Redo Upcycle

And bam! You've got yourself a super fancy, one of a kind chair and it was practically free!

DIY Halloween Skull Skeleton Chair Makeover Redo Upcycle

Like I said, I'm no tattoo artist but it ain't too shabby, huh? What do you say, would you use your skull chair all year long or only when the spooks come out?



Jamie Lott

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