Rubbish to Cherish a Dumpster Find into a Holographic Seat

Rubbish to Cherish a Dumpster Find into a Holographic Seat

I found this chair inspired by Eames (but not real) in the trash can of my studio one day and when I realized that there were only a few screws not found for the base, I quickly saved it and brought it back inside. It matches my other chairs. well…it has just another base. So I thought that at some point I would buy a new base for this and put it aside.

I still haven’t bought a new base and the chair was just around the corner, so I thought we might as well have some fun with that. Soooooooo holographic chair that is!

There are a million and one things you can do with these types of chairs if you want to spice them up – from adding fabric to vinyl stickers. But I wanted to try something I hadn’t seen before, so we opted for the holographic/iridescent option.

And since I found this chair in the dumpster and already had all the supplies I needed, it didn’t cost money at all. Don’t you like such projects?

How to make your own holographic chair at home…


  • Chair found (here is a similar Version if you like this shape)
  • Handwritten tissue paper (which can be found here)
  • Mod Podge (in matte version)
  • Brush
  • Clothespins or clothespins
  • Scissors or sharp blade


1. Start by applying a layer if Mod Podge in small sections of 6-8 inches.

2. Then put holographic tissue paper on the Podge mod and smooth it as much as you can. There will probably be bumps and wrinkles from which you can not get out. 🙂

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the entire front and back of the chair.

4. when you reach the edges, let the tissue paper hang down if there is no natural place that you can wrap on the back or front. Then use a blade to cut off the excess. And use a little extra Podge mod and pliers to hold the edge until it’s dry.

5. Once the entire chair is covered, cut with a blade into large folds (if any) and smooth with more Mod Podge.

6. Wait until the chair dries completely overnight. Then, if desired, apply a top coat Mod Podge. Wait again for the stool to dry overnight before using.


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