It was in pretty decent shape when we found it and I could have just left it the way it was but I wanted to add something to the seat.
I love the detail and colors so I bent the overlapping paper to fit into the corners of the chair on the back frame and around the seat as opposed to cutting the art off.
When I got to adhering the leaves on the sides of the seat to frame the edge. While this technique was labor intensive I really love the effect. I finished off all the cutouts with 2 coats of Mod Podge to seal them.
While the prayer chair isn't very practical for every day use with kids, it turned out very sweet. I gave the chair to our aunt as a birthday present. She collects porcelain dolls and fell in love with the chair when she saw it. I anticipated her setting one of her dolls on it but she said the chair was too pretty to be covered up... I have to agree with her.
May you and your children be blessed this school year!
I'm sharing this with Miss Mustard Seed's Friday Furniture Link-up Party!