Tuesday, February 3, 2015

DIY Julie Albright's Egg Chair TUTORIAL (Part One)

 I was so IMPRESSED with Linda's re-creation of Julie's egg chair I asked if I could post the tutorial for LADL readers. She was kind enough to make a step-by-step tutorial complete with photos. This is a detailed project and will be broken up into three parts.

 

10 comments:

  1. Some people are so talented and crafty! Wow! This is a great alternative if someone doesn't want to spend the money or doesn't like the color scheme of Julie's egg chair. Thanks for sharing, Rhonda! :)

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    1. Thank you. I left the chair white for the tutorial and resemblence to the AG chair. But a can of gloss red paint is sitting in my garage and may be used on the chair.

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  2. So clever! I love her chair, but every time I see the $100 price tag, I feel like I would rather buy a real chair, lol. This is a fantastic recreation and thanks so much for sharing :)

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    1. I know what you mean about buying the chair. But I don't have Julie, nor a room that fits the orange theme! So I challenged myself to come up with something!

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  3. *From Julie's doll mom:*

    OK Linda, we must be of like minds, b/c I've been saving newspaper to make my own paper mache' style egg chair. I've just been too busy to get to it! For my base, I was gonna use a weighted paper bowl and a super large paper fastener so the chair could actually turn. Yours came out "Super Groovy!" as my Julie would say. Great job!

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    1. Haha! I felt a little crazy doing this project. I originally bought 2 coloring books from Dollar Tree for the newsprint paper, before settling on the plaster cloth instead (fewer coats is what I wanted). I had an unused lazy susan I used for rotation. Good luck on your chair! I think it's rewarding when we can customize a doll project.

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  4. Linda, love the chair! Such a fun project!

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  5. Linda, I love DIYs! This project really takes me back. My husband used to make papier mache masks for our sons when they were little using newspaper and flour paste. I watched your YouTube video and you really seemed to be enjoying yourself. Well done!
    Fawn

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    1. Fawn, I was so happy the project actually worked! I don't know why I challenged myself to make an egg chair. But once I did, I'm just glad it turned out okay. I had tried clay, recycled cardboard and a plastic tub as my first, second and third attempts.

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