DIY Your Own Ghost Chair… With Hearts!

I am not sure I can really put into words what it was like to work and spend five days with Tiffany Pratt, interiors genius and glitter guru. It was like going on a crazy rocket ride to another planet, requiring many things: trust, faith, and fast decision-making! I wrote about it on a daily basis, as a kind of captain’s log, just so I could have a record of exactly what went on. I will share excerpts at a later date!

We got so much done in a mere five days, and she’ll be back in NYC to put the finishing touches — or as she says, “frosting” — on the living room. And don’t worry, there will be plenty to show you! For now, I wanted to clue you in on my desk chair, which is now way more fun!

When you write for a living, the chair you sit in is of the utmost importance. An aching back and a numb butt will hamper the creativity of even the most prolific babe! Needless to say, on day of the Tiffany Pratt home invasion, we were on the search.

At ABC Carpet and Home, I was smitten with a chair bound together by neon pink stretchy rope, but when I turned over the price-tag, I realised it was going to be an unrequited love. A tragic love story, if you will. Spending almost $1300 on a decorative chair was just not in my budget!

As we talked more about the subject, I revealed to Tiffany that I owned an imitation ghost chair, which I was using as a makeshift bedside table.

“Oh, cool. I use one of those as my desk chair!” Tiffany said. “We could make yours pretty… Like with washable window markers!”

I was instantly keen. There’s something awesome about drawing on your possessions that appeals to my inner teenager. Didn’t you draw on absolutely everything during those tumultuous years? I did. The world was my canvas, from my jeans to my schoolbooks, mirrors and arms.


Using a selection of four colours — grey, white, blue and red — Tiffany crouched on the floor and drew hearts. It only took her about ten minutes to transform my chair… And I love it!

We’ve turned something kind of generic (and let’s face it, a bit of a blogger-desk-on-Pinterest cliché) into something totally custom, and it looks beyond rad in my all-white living room. Best of all, it only cost us the price of a pack of washable window markers!

Even better than that, because the markers are washable, I can change the design on a whim. All I need to do is throw it in the shower and wipe it down with soapy water. Genius! Now my chair can look any way I want, and if I get sick of the doodles, I can always go back to keeping it plain!


Needless to say, #darlinghq is coming along rather nicely. I have way more to share with you, so stay tuned!

Scribbly hearts and all that,