DIY Painted Lawn Chair

Who doesn’t love a free concert, free movie in the park, free free free. I love packing up a cooler full of goodies and gathering with my friends. I keep my lawn chair in my trunk, especially in the summer in the event I find an outdoor shindig.

Sometimes it feels like everyone bought the same chair for $9.99 at Walgreen’s. After a few glasses of wine I usually feel like Dude, Where is My Chair? Spotting your chair at the end of the night won’t be hard with my DIY galaxy print lawn chair.

For this project you will need:



Canvas Lawn Chair

Acrylic Paint

Paint Sponges

Acrylic sealer

(not pictured small paint brush)

Step 1:


Set your chair up outside or indoors with a drop cloth to protect your carpet.  Get a paper plate or an old shoe box top and set up your pallet. I used purple, sea blue, fuchsia, and white for the stars. You can choose whatever colors you like to paint your sky.

Step two:

DSCN0343DSCN0344Dip your sponge in the darkest paint first and begin to make random splotches on the chair.

Step three:


With a new sponge dip it into your next color and smudge the paint into the darker paint. (If it doesn’t look good yet it’s okay)

Step Four:


With your lightest color lightly smudge the paint into the other colors. Once you have your desired amount of paint take a dry sponge and begin to blend all three colors. The more you you blend the better!!

Step Five


For the stars, take a dry paint brush and dip it into the white paint. Flick the bristles of the brush so that the paint splatters randomly. Allow the paint to dry overnight.

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This step is optional but it will make the paint more durable. Spray the chair with acrylic sealer in 3 light coats. Allow the chair to dry for 24 hours.

This project may look complex but it was super simple. The sponges did all the hard work. 



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