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Saturday, 18 August 2012


Okay so its saturday night and I am sitting here writting a blog post....Long gone are the days of going to the club or to the bar on a Satuday night and well, truth be told, I am happy that those days are over. So here I am, doing what I want....sharing my creativity with you.

I am so very excited to share this project with you. This is the "piece de resistance" in my collection of craft work....this is the project of which I am the proudest.

This is my son Theo's 6th birthday present.

In all of my posts, I've been refering to my son as "Mr. Tooter" (which is the nickname that unfortunately for him has stuck since birth). However, I am sure that some of you are thinking "what kind of a whack job names their kid Tooter???" His name is really Theo...I'm not crazy ;-)

So, this is what I made for my little guy's 6th birthday. He loves Batman and fortunately for me, my husband is a hoarder and still had his old comic books. Rest assured that this was after checking to make sure that we weren't sitting on a "Batman First Issue" or anything......

The "present" started its life as a well used chair, found in a charity shop which I bought for £3. I liked the shape of it and the fact that the back wasn't fussy. I didn't want something that looked like a dining room chair, so the back had to be very simple. After cutting up about 4 comic books and placing the more iconic images up front and mod podging the project together, this is the finished project. The best part is that Daddy can share his comic collection all over again.

Love the Vintage look!

"Bad to the Bone"

Work In Progress pic..

 I finished the project off with about 5 coats of clear spray gloss to make sure that it stayed together and shiny.

My only wish was that I had gotten a photo of Theo's face when he saw it.

Have you made anything special for someone special? If so, let me know!! I'd love to hear from you!!! 



  1. This is adorable! Great job.I found you on bloggers and voted for you :)

  2. Hi Helen, I should think your son loves that chair what a clever idea! Thank you for leaving your kind comment it has touched me and encouraged me to do another blog very soon. Have a great rest of the week.

  3. That is Fantastic! We are on the superhero kick here as well, thanks so much for linking up @ Miss Information I freaking did it Friday!

  4. How fun!!!!
    i bet your little guy loves it...
    Is it a surprise???


  5. Wow! I have never mod podged an entire chair. That must have taken forever!! It's truly amazing and I'm sure Theo loved it. Thanks so much for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

  6. Such a creative awesome idea! Any your man of six would love this (I also love this and I am like fifty years older:)
    Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays:)

  7. That is a pretty awesome chair! My husband would love it for sure.

  8. My son is totally into super hero's right now! I love it and just wanted to let you know you will be featured tomorrow on I Freakin did it Friday @ Miss Information! I hope you will come by again and link up!

  9. My son is also 6 and would have gone crazy for a chair like this, it is brilliant!

    thanks for the follow, now following you:)

  10. Seriously love this very awesome! You should totally pin this to pinterest because people will love it. Thanks so much for joining the blog up. I'm having lots of fun as a co host and am loving your projects, xoxo

  11. I LOVE it! I ordered a HUGE amount of comics for a birthday party theme for my baby boy, but I've put it off for another year. I'm SO going to do this! What a totally fun idea! I'm featuring you today on Topsy Turvy Third Tuesdays

  12. so fun! i would love to see theo's reaction, too!

  13. This is amazing! My son (12) is obsessed with Marvel superheroes. I did something like this years ago with the bare legs of a small wooden side table after creating a mosaic top for it. It was "coffee and tea" themed and so much fun. Thanks for this wonderful idea!

  14. might do something like this for my 19 yr old, he loves all the marvel and dc comic stuff lol

  15. Loving this chair so much Helen !
    What sort of glue do you use to stick the pages onto the chair ?
    Thanks for allowing us to see these amazing transformations :)

    1. thanks so much :-) I used Mod Podge for the glue and the sealant. Then a few coats of polyurethane spray. Glad you're enjoying my projects. Hope I've inspired you to try one yourself :-)