This poor chair was just waiting for a little extra TLC.

I don’t know about you but I have thought to myself time and time again, hmmm, should I sell it, keep it, get a new cover, sew a new cover…well, I decided to go ahead and keep it and spruce it up a bit.


Lacking Personality & Hard to Keep Clean


Poang chairs are nice and all, but it’s not a forever piece of furniture and because I constantly change my decor and color scheme, I didn’t want to pay for a custom cover because it just wouldn’t be worth the investment. Besides, I’m all about taking the old and making it into to something new, or at the very least improved.

My Solution:

A Typography Stenciled Chair Cover


A while back, last year, I purchased some typography stencils from the Martha Stewart Line at Michael’s when I was in one of those I like them enough to buy them and use them for something eventually, some day mood.

So, today, “eventually” came. As soon as I got little lady down for her nap, I went to work. Total prep and work time was about an hour and a half.


I just mixed my own dark gray color with the supply of acrylic paints I had on hand and off I went. I started with the boldest font first and then filled it in with the other ones. I also used painters tape to keep it in place. I did take the cushion out before hand but you would still need to apply some pressure to the stencil, especially across the creases in the cover to ensure even coverage.

I did it lighter in some areas and dark in others. To me, it looks more aged that way. I did make a few oops in spots where the paint bleed through or it was too intense on one letter but honestly it just kind of gave it more character in my opinion. In the end it turned out pretty darn good if you ask me. Honestly, what I love the most is the meaning behind the words.

Inspire, Cherish, Dream, Love, Savor & Relish!

The best part for me, is that it better masks the wear of daily life and a messy toddler, in addition to the occasional mommy spill! Now every day I can look at this chair and not feel so bad for it and be reminded to be inspired and to do my best to inspire others! 🙂

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to do your poang cover or something else waiting for a little extra love. Happy Painting!

finished chair cover