Montana Party Rentals ‘Playdate’ – Chair Up-cycling Workshop

DIY Bride with staple gun

DIY Bride with staple gun


Pictured above is DIY Bride Robyn Parisi.
Photo by Chieko Horn Photography

student wrapping colorful fabric on a chair frame

fabric-wrapping a chair

2 bentwood chairs wrapped in colorful fabric with orange velvet seats

Fabric-wrapped ‘Shabby chic’ chairs from a previous up-cycling workshop

3 chairs without seats

Chair examples – don’t worry about the lack of a seat – it can be added in another workshop to match your up-cycled frame!

2 chairs & ottoman with removable seats

Examples of chairs & ottoman suitable for the up-cyling workshop

Not just for Brides… this is a fun & creative workshop for anyone with an adventurous spirit. Bring your chair… Bring a friend!

Instructor Carla Pyle will be offering demonstrations, guidance & inspiration to help you complete your one-of-a-kind chair design. An assortment of fabric, paper and paints will be provided to bring your creativity to life.

Wrap your in fabric or colored paper for a shabby chic look, or paint it pearly for an elegant accent, stamp it with flowers or apply a feather stencil.

2 students gluing fabric remnants to a chair frame

Colorful fabric or paper can bring new life to an old piece

We provide:

  • glue
  • assorted fabric scraps & papers, some magazines & clippings
  • assorted stencils & stamps
  • scizzors
  • vinyl gloves
  • paint & paint brushes
  • we will have a limited number of chairs available for participants who don’t have a chair (please call for availability)

You Provide:

  • your wood, metal or plastic chair
  • anything that inspires you that can be glued to your chair – paper, photographs, magazines, maps, fabric, lace!
  • paint and any stencil or stamp that inspires you (optional)
  • your own scissors & gloves, if you have favorites (optional)
  • colored sharpies or pens to draw or write with (optional)
  • wear clothes to get creatively messy in!
gluing colored tissue paper to a chair frame

Layering colored tissue paper on a chair frame

gluing tissue paper to a chair back is similar to painting

This salvaged decorative back from a broken chair will become a personal jewelry display

Join us whether you’re betrothed or just looking for a fun and creative way to restyle your own chair!

Don’t have a chair? We have several chairs available (at great prices!) for participants to choose from, like these harp-back chairs…

pair of wood chairs with harp-shape set into the back

These pretty chairs have sturdy wood frames, and easy-to-reupolster seats

… or these solid hardwood ladder-back chairs:

Other chairs are also available – call Carla at 223-3834 to reserve your chair(s) for the workshop.

Reserve your space now – bring a friend and get a discount for both of you. Call Montana Party Rentals (586-7727) or Carla at Living Home Furniture 223-3834 for more info or if you have any questions.

When: Saturday, Feb 2, 2013   11 am – 2 pm. Sorry, this workshop has passed – check our Calendar for other options!
Where: Montana Party Rentals, 17 All West Trail, Bozeman (at the corner of Huffine & Love Lane)
Class Fee: $30 for one participant, or Bring a Friend for $25 each

Note: This is not an upholstery class – does your chair need repairs or new seat upholstery? Sign up for the ‘Dining Chair Upholstery Workshop’. We’ll be offering a special class to Montana Party Rentals workshop attendees who would like to make a matching seat for their newly up-cycled chair frame!