More Sharpie Les Touches

The lovely and talented Caitlin emailed to say she was inspired by this old post and took a sharpie to her IKEA slipcovers.

Talk about bang for your buck! And I’m really liking the more open pattern she went with here. It’s a little more subtle. (also much easier to pull off!)

The rest of her home is so lovely. Check out her full house tour here.
PS Caitlin mentioned she has a new color in her Deco pillow line – mint. So pretty!
  1. @Fine and Dandy,

    These are totally water-proof and washable! No issue with the ink running at all.


  2. Yep– that's amazing. This pattern is so lovely and really does seem like an easy DIY! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Emily

    I love this idea! Such an easy DIY. I'd be too scared to mess it up.. I'd have to find some really unexpensive chairs to try it out on first.

    P.S. Love the mint and bright pink color combo!!

  4. Angela N

    LOVE this!! I have a couple of extra covers for my Ikea chairs I found in the AS IS section for super cheap. Might have to try this! I wonder if it would come off on clothes though.

  5. the chair looks amazing :) i'm in love with it!

  6. Jenny

    @Fine and Dandy,

    These are totally water-proof and washable! No issue with the ink running at all.


  7. Kelli

    I was also wondering about wash-ability or the permanent marker eventually wearing off. Thanks for the update, Jenny. I would be interested to even see the open dot pattern in a color. I wonder if you could do this with sofa pillows… Thanks again!

  8. Great feature! I love her style. She's also made me realize I really need a chalkboard wall in my house!

  9. Oh wow, this looks amazing! Thanks for this great feature.

  10. i wonder how emily's dining room chairs seats re holding up since they are vinyl rather than woven fabric-

    john in nc

  11. What a wonderful idea, the chairs look so good!

  12. I too share the same chairs / white slip covers and a love for Les Touches. I might have to do this too! Thanks for the post Jenny!

  13. LOVE THIS- and I like the idea the other commenter said about it on a drum shade- brilliant and not too much commitment!

  14. Ashley

    That is such a brilliant idea!

  15. I have been known to paint, draw are do whatever to make a piece fabulous. Good job. This post has inspired me to do a post on my blog Lovely Diggs.

  16. This is a great play on that pattern. It also reminds me of that Curious George story where he paints all the furniture covers to look like animals, and that makes me smile : )

  17. Avalyn

    I have one of these chairs and I've been thinking about coloring it or painting it with fabric paint. TBH I think the Sharpie dots look like… Sharpie dots. It's not doing it for me, but to each his own, right? I have some gold fabric paint, maybe I'll do chevron stripes on my chair and see how it turns out… who knows. It's still an IKEA chair. Haha.

  18. -amy

    I was looking for a fabric like this for ages. I was asking for an Appaloosa print. Now I realize that I can make it myself, with the scale exactly the way I want it!

    I can't wait to see how it looks on the back of my Louis chairs!

  19. Pingback: 50 DIY Sharpie Art Ideas –

  20. Pingback: 15 Maneras fabulosas de renovar tus muebles | - Las Noticias Más Virales

  21. Pingback: 15 φανταστικές ιδέες για να δώσετε νέα πνοή στα παλιά σας έπιπλα της ΙΚΕΑ | Τι λες τώρα;

  22. Pingback: 15+1 εκπληκτικοί τρόποι για να ανανεώσετε τα IKEA έπιπλα σας |

  23. Pingback: Renove os seus móveis com dicas simples de design – Revista ZN – Universo ZN

  24. Pingback: 16 εκπληκτικοί τρόποι για να ανανεώσετε τα ΙΚΕΑ έπιπλά σας | Τι λες τώρα;

  25. Pingback: 15種讓IKEA家具更貼近生活的設計 | 葛列佛記事

  26. Pingback: Ikea Hack : les meilleurs DIY Ikea - DIY Déco - Yearn Magazine

  27. Pingback: 15 Quick and Easy Sharpie Art Projects For The Family

  28. Pingback: 15 Façons géniales de rénover tes meubles | Heureu

  29. Pingback: 15 modi eccezionali per ottenere, in modo semplice, funzioni diverse dai mobili IKEA

  30. Pingback: 15种方式让宜家的家居焕发新生 – 奇趣儿

  31. Pingback: DIY: de 12 leukste IKEA Hacks • DIY BLOG | hemelsblauw

  32. Pingback: 15 idées originales pour vous accompagner dans la rénovation de vos meubles ! –

  33. Pingback: 35 DIY Room Decor Ideas in Black and White - DIY Projects for Teens

  34. Pingback: 15 потрясающих способов преобразить мебель IKEA

  35. Pingback: 50 Coolest Sharpie Crafts Ever Created - DIY Joy

  36. Pingback: 18 Amazing IKEA Hacks For Chic And Functional Pieces

  37. Pingback: Black and White DIY Room Decor Projects - DIYCraftsGuru

  38. Pingback: Black and White DIY Room Decor Ideas

  39. Pingback: Ikea Hack | 23 trucchi per aggiungere un tocco Chic ad un mobile IKEA!

  40. Pingback: 18 Amazing IKEA Hacks For Chic And Functional Pieces - DIY Community

  41. Pingback: 18 Amazing IKEA Hacks For Chic And Functional Pieces - DIY Wood Plans Today

  42. Pingback: 28 Awesome DIY Sharpie Crafts That Even the Kiddos can Pull Off!

  43. Pingback: 15 outstanding ways to breathe new life into IKEA furniture – Bixize

Leave a Comment