How to grain sack stripe an Ikea slipcovered chair

How to assemble and grain sack stripe an Ikea white slipcovered Hendriksdal chair with stencils! Using G1L from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils in Fusion Mineral Paint's Ash! Click for the easy tutorial.

Today I’m happy to share that I have yet another update on the guest bedroom project

I’m also going to show you how to grain sack stripe an Ikea slipcovered chair that is the perfect companion for my trestle desk!

This chair a mix of old, new and a whole lotta farmhouse-style!

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But first… here’s what inspired me.

A book review and DIY farmhouse project with The DIY Style Finder book by KariAnne Wood from Thistlewood Farms

A book review and DIY farmhouse project with The DIY Style Finder book by KariAnne Wood from Thistlewood Farms

In an age when most everything comes to you via email these days, it’s a pleasure to get happy snail mail every so often.

And I got just that! My blogging buddy KariAnne Wood from Thistlewood Farms sent me a sweet little surprise package… along with her new book!

Another one. Girl… you are on book-writin’ fire!

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HERE are all KariAnne’s books to date.


Giddy, I cracked open a pretty shipping box to find a few beautiful farmhouse-styled trinkets and an amazing hard covered book. It was about how to discover your style and achieve your look with examples in nearly every single room of your home!

Genius.

A book review and DIY farmhouse project with The DIY Style Finder book by KariAnne Wood from Thistlewood Farms

For the most part, I kinda think of myself as having ‘no’ particular style… I mean, where does one learn about Dumpster Dive Chic or Burn Pile Palooza?!

However, after taking the quiz that is built to help determine what your style is, I indeed landed on top of ‘Farmhouse’.

Based on the description of loving galvanized metal, wicker baskets, architectural pieces, chicken coops and…. grain sack stripes? Oh yes… this is most definitely me!

Farmhouse is described as warm and welcoming, with vintage and texture layered in. And for me it’s also about repurposing pieces so they can help tell YOUR stories. I love a good piece with a story attached!

A book review and DIY farmhouse project with The DIY Style Finder book by KariAnne Wood from Thistlewood Farms

I mean, look!

I personally find EVERY section of the book showcases gorgeous decorating ideas and elements I absolutely adore, no matter what style. It’s an outstandingly pretty and timeless decor picture book that is like reading an epic blog post on paper that doesn’t end for a long time.

Inspired by the grain sack stripe mention, I decided to create a new project to chime in!

I had spotted an Ikea slipcovered chair last shopping trip and felt it would be the PERFECT companion for my guest bedroom space. But it needed a little something to make it all mine… 

Let’s make a pretty chair that has the perfect vintage-farmhouse touch!

Assembling the chair

 

How to grain sack stripe an Ikea white slipcovered Hendriksdal chair with stencils! Using G1L from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils in Fusion Mineral Paint's Ash! Click for the easy tutorial.

The chair that came with a white slipcover is called Henriksdal.

Game on, Ikea! I love the way your Survivor puzzles magically just turn into furniture.

How to assemble and grain sack stripe an Ikea white slipcovered Hendriksdal chair with stencils! Using G1L from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils in Fusion Mineral Paint's Ash! Click for the easy tutorial.

I was surprised that the chair frame had such a beautiful white finish! I expected unfinished so this was definitely a bonus.

How to assemble and grain sack stripe an Ikea white slipcovered Hendriksdal chair with stencils! Using G1L from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils in Fusion Mineral Paint's Ash! Click for the easy tutorial.

The chair assembled so fast!

And it’s also nice that you can really tighten the screws. The demo chairs in Ikea are generally wobbly so I wouldn’t go by those for sturdiness AT ALL.

How to assemble and grain sack stripe an Ikea white slipcovered Hendriksdal chair with stencils! Using G1L from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils in Fusion Mineral Paint's Ash! Click for the easy tutorial.

Well-padded, with even a little spring in the seat! It’s pretty comfy!

The back has a slight backwards curve so you even get to lean back a little, which was a very happy surprise.

How to assemble and grain sack stripe an Ikea white slipcovered Hendriksdal chair with stencils! Using G1L from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils in Fusion Mineral Paint's Ash! Click for the easy tutorial.

The white slipcover is skirted and all came in one piece. The back slid on first, then the rest simply positioned into place in seconds.

How to assemble and grain sack stripe an Ikea white slipcovered Hendriksdal chair with stencils! Using G1L from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils in Fusion Mineral Paint's Ash! Click for the easy tutorial.

Boom! Done! Very cute!

However also very plain. Let’s farmhouse-style up this little number with a beefy grain sack stripe from a stencil!

Grain Sack Striping the chair

 

grain sack stripe stencil on Ikea slip covered chair

Supplies I used:

Grain Sack Stripe G1L from Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils HERE

Fusion Mineral Paint’s Ash

(find a local Fusion merchant from HERE)

Stencil brush

(I used a large Staalmeester Fusion wax brush #3600 wrapped with an elastic band from HERE)

Page protectors

View all the grain sack stripe stencils HERE

How-to:

First up was choosing 1 of 6 Grain Sack Stripe stencils.

G1L was my chosen one this round due to not wishing for anything else on the chair but the stripe to shine all on its own.

How to grain sack stripe an Ikea white slipcovered Hendriksdal chair with stencils! Using G1L from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils in Fusion Mineral Paint's Ash! Click for the easy tutorial.

1. The slipcover was laid as flat as possible.

2. Page protectors were inserted inside the slipcover to avoid paint bleeding through.

3. Masking tape was used to help stretch out the fabric and keep it as flat as possible.

4. The Grain Sack Stripe stencil was centred, then masking-taped into place.

5. Page protectors were also helpful taped to both sides of the stencil to avoid stencilling past the outer edges. (not shown but I did this later)

How to grain sack stripe an Ikea white slipcovered Hendriksdal chair with stencils! Using G1L from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils in Fusion Mineral Paint's Ash! Click for the easy tutorial.

6. Load the stencil brush with paint, then remove most onto a rag.

7. Holding your hand across the stencil near where you are painting to help keep it in place, tap the stencil brush until coverage is completed.

How to grain sack stripe an Ikea white slipcovered Hendriksdal chair with stencils! Using G1L from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils in Fusion Mineral Paint's Ash! Click for the easy tutorial.

 

How to grain sack stripe an Ikea white slipcovered Hendriksdal chair with stencils! Using G1L from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils in Fusion Mineral Paint's Ash! Click for the easy tutorial.

How to grain sack stripe an Ikea white slipcovered Hendriksdal chair with stencils! Using G1L from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils in Fusion Mineral Paint's Ash! Click for the easy tutorial.

Allow paint to dry, then move onto a next section repeating all the steps. I stencilled the entire front and back, including the skirt right down to the floor.

Tip: I suggest to practice on scrap fabric before doing the slipcover until you achieve the ‘look’ you desire. My preference was when the brush got super dry and left a weathered-stripe appearance. LOVE it so much!

How to grain sack stripe an Ikea white slipcovered Hendriksdal chair with stencils! Using G1L from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils in Fusion Mineral Paint's Ash! Click for the easy tutorial.

Perfection! This was exactly the look I was going for and I am so pleased that the perfect tone of Ash and that big bold Grain Sack Stripe was able to bring it to life!

And here is why I chose Ash…

How to grain sack stripe an Ikea white slipcovered Hendriksdal chair with stencils! Using G1L from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils in Fusion Mineral Paint's Ash! Click for the easy tutorial.

I cannot even tell you how beautiful it looks against the black wall with antique bed in the guest room!

And remember the trestle sewing desk post HERE?

How to assemble and grain sack stripe an Ikea white slipcovered Hendriksdal chair with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils and Fusion's Ash for the perfect little trestle sewing table or desk. Click for the easy tutorial.

Now it’s comfy for sewing OR as a cozy little office nook!

I’ve staged it here with office in mind. You can see the sewing version HERE

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Click above to watch a short video of the chair building and stencilling process.

How to assemble and grain sack stripe an Ikea white slipcovered Hendriksdal chair with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils and Fusion's Ash for the perfect little trestle sewing table or desk. Click for the easy tutorial.

Isn’t it totally perfect?!

Yup KariAnne, you totally nailed me on farmhouse. Thank-you for the inspiration for one more completed step in this room!

I may get done yet…

What do you think of this style of chair? Isn’t it the cutest?!

See the rest of the guest room series HERE

Click to visit shop at Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils Store

Find other Grain Sack Stripe projects HERE

Find all the stencils from HERE

The DIY Style Finder by KariAnne Wood Thistlewood Farm


Purchase The DIY Style Finder from Amazon HERE

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  1. could demonstrate the use of page protectors in this project. i do not understand where the page protectors go.

    • Hi Susan! The page protectors go inside the slipcover where there is fabric on the front and back, so the paint doesn’t bleed through the top layer of fabric when you paint. If you click the video link, you’ll see it shown in there. 🙂

  2. Well of course I love the stripe, I have matching chairs that I had to tape off since your brilliance to create an easy stencil hadn’t hit yet.

    • Thank-you Deb! I’m really enjoying this one! Completely finishing a room from start to final finish has proved to create way more interesting projects than I imagined it would!

      I guess I should try to finish rooms more often? 😀

  3. Another great addition to your sewing/office/guest room project Donna – I love your grain stripe stencils and use them over and over again.
    Joy

    • Hi Kathleen, Fusion is a furniture paint that works exceptionally well on fabric. It is not specific to fabric though. I would suggest to test it on a smaller item such as a tea towel to ensure you get the washing results you are after. I’ve been very happy with it on a painter’s drop cloth myself!