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I Made my Gaming Chair more ✨Whimsical✨

  • Опубліковано 31 тра 2023
  • Hi yes hello, do you ever just get so BORED with modern furniture and want to give it a victorian/fantasy makeover? WELL have I got the video for you. Have fun watching me wrestle a roll-y chair, swear a few times, and completely fluff up directions.
    This was the first time I've tried a few different methods: Upholstery, Apoxie Sculpt, and trying to even design furniture. Let's just say it was a journey lmao. ANYWHO I hope ya enjoy and I don't make you wince too much.
    00:00 Intro & Design
    04:02 Pattern Making
    07:38 Fabric & Cutting
    10:10 Embroidery
    11:40 Finishing up the cover!
    13:10 Apoxie Sculpt
    16:29 Upholstery... kinda
    19:50 Paintin'
    20:29 The Reveal & Wrap-Up
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/rachelmaksy
    Insta: rachel.maksy
    TikTok: @rachelmaksy
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  • Rachel Maksy
    Rachel Maksy  2 місяці тому +2038

    Hello friends! Captions are out for transcription and should be up later tonight! :)
    ALSO: Please be on the lookout for a ding-dang scammer in the comment section. I'm not hosting any kind of giveway on 'telegram' or would EVER ask you for money so please report them if you see them! THANK YOU LOVE YOU

    • Waterflame
      Waterflame 2 місяці тому +50

      I hate having to wait for the captions, because I always want to watch your videos as soon as they come out, but I *truly* thank you for putting captions on your videos so I (and others) can fully enjoy your content!

    • Mike's Palace of DownTime
      Mike's Palace of DownTime 2 місяці тому +11

      Totally gonna watch Muppet Treasure Island. Thank you so much Rach for being a bright spot in my day. Your quirks and personality always bring a smile to my face. Also love the chair great work!👍

    • Phantom X
      Phantom X 2 місяці тому +8

      this could not have been more perfect i was just thinking of doing similar to my gaming chair!!! ty

    • miippi
      miippi 2 місяці тому +2

      Thank you for immediately telling us that they will be up later. I really appreciate it, even though this means I have to wait to watch your video.

    • Sarah Snow
      Sarah Snow 2 місяці тому +11

      ❤ Hello Rachel ❤
      If you do end up deciding to redo the epoxy sculpt parts may I make a suggestion? I think the design would look more "complete" or "cohesive" if the wood headrest went down all the way to the seat instead of only floating on the headrest. Mind you I am thinking about the Pinterest examples you showed us while making this suggestion so I hope you do not mind my suggestion.
      I really appreciate you doing this project and showing us how you did it because I plan to do my chair now using the pattern making idea you did. I have been struggling with ideas of how to redo my chair fabric and you have shown me a way that is easier/less expensive for me. Thank you again for your inspiration from a long time subscriber.

  • Nikki
    Nikki 2 місяці тому +6414

    Another episode of Rachel little by little turning her house into the Shire, with a wifi connection.

    • ViridianCrisis
      ViridianCrisis 2 місяці тому +199

      Is that not what we all secretly (or loudly) crave?

    • Mikayla Eager
      Mikayla Eager 2 місяці тому +108

      You know hobbits would be all about that Netflix and Chill! In the entirely uneuphemistic sense

    • LordGertz
      LordGertz 2 місяці тому +62

      Not having the WiFi is why the Entwives left.

    • Nikki
      Nikki 2 місяці тому +1

      I agree Nikki

    • Sushree Shashwata
      Sushree Shashwata 2 місяці тому +7

      And also prime delivery is all i want 😂

  • Stephanie Homeyer
    Stephanie Homeyer 2 місяці тому +1520

    She is so incredibly talented, but I spent the whole video thinking "You can take the chair apart! It unscrews!!"

    • Laura Hill
      Laura Hill 2 місяці тому +98

      That's what I was thinking! All that would work so much easier if Nick just took it apart!

    • Stephanie Homeyer
      Stephanie Homeyer 2 місяці тому +49

      Yeah Nick! Help a girl out!

    • KittyExpress
      KittyExpress 2 місяці тому +86

      Ugggggggggh RIGHT?! I was all "You can get that seat cover to fit perfectly if you just. pull it. apart. Alan key or screwdriver and you're off! Actually, my seat desperately needs recovering and I feel like now I've been given a challenge. I'll definitely take the seat apart to do it though 🤣🤣

    • Electronics Girl
      Electronics Girl 2 місяці тому +21

      Having just bought a Secret Lab chair and put it together a couple of months ago, I was painfully aware of all the different pieces.

    • Cryssi O.
      Cryssi O. 2 місяці тому +7

      See, I watched this on my roku just after getting up for the morning, and my thought was "is there some way to chop block the wheels so they don't roll?" 😂

  • Space Unicorn
    Space Unicorn 2 місяці тому +207

    "Someone will find it 40 years from now in a thrift store and think; what is this monstrosity?" - I love those moments, so, win-win. 😅

    • Isabel Chapa Espinosa
      Isabel Chapa Espinosa 2 місяці тому +1

      Am I the only one that, in video cover from the way it’s blurred up, thought for a second that the chair was Dubious Food? 😂😂😅

  • AnanasZombie
    AnanasZombie 2 місяці тому +1607

    Rachel: I'm gonna put on a mask because I don't want to breathe in foam dust
    Also Rachel: *paws the epoxy goop with bare hands, rubs hands near eyes*

    • Missy K
      Missy K 2 місяці тому +88

      It's not an exaggeration to say I nearly screamed watching her do that 🥲

    • Earl Grey Crochet
      Earl Grey Crochet 2 місяці тому +87

      Yeah I'm regularly concerned about her lack of safety especially PPE

    • ꨄ m1lf man: i love fishing
      ꨄ m1lf man: i love fishing 2 місяці тому +19

      that part killed me 😭

    • annafantasia
      annafantasia 2 місяці тому +15

      Also I think she just used a bandana?? Oh god

    • Because I'm a fan
      Because I'm a fan Місяць тому +7

      She's not just using epoxy, she's using *Apoxie Sculpt* - it's designed for this. She wears gloves for all the mixing and kneading, she's doing fine, y'all

  • Emma Ward
    Emma Ward 2 місяці тому +228

    Honestly, when I was bingewatching your videos during Quarantine, you made me realize "wow, I could work in a craft store..." and now I've been at Joann Fabrics for two and half years 😂 Thank you for awakening a dream in me that I didn't realize I had, I love it there

    • moxiebombshell
      moxiebombshell Місяць тому +7

      hahahaholy crap, that's awesome!! Congratulations !

  • Isabelle Woodrum
    Isabelle Woodrum 2 місяці тому +925

    If you have to hand sew on any furniture again, try using a curved needle, it makes a WORLD of difference. I found one in my sewing stash and thought “weird” until I actually needed an upholstery needle to use on my couch.

    • Femke Van Wageningen
      Femke Van Wageningen 2 місяці тому +37

      Yassss, I have a curved one called "matras needle" from a set from the triftstore. Never needed it yet but I just know that one day it will be my salvation 😂

    • starofgalaxies
      starofgalaxies 2 місяці тому +17

      Agreed. I actually bought a set because I got a tear in my blazer's driver seat and even though it was the side where very few people would see, I knew it was there and I needed to fix it

    • JustToSaveYou
      JustToSaveYou 2 місяці тому +5


    • Siigii
      Siigii 2 місяці тому +3

      It really makes a big difference!

    • mrs_mothra
      mrs_mothra 2 місяці тому +8

      Ohhhh that's what those are for. Makes so much sense

  • Holly Neal
    Holly Neal 2 місяці тому +1825

    I love that Rachel has a real cat, and chose to CGI one into the bit anyway. Because we know doing all the work to add one in post is easier than getting a live cat to cooperate. 😂

    • Burning Dwarf
      Burning Dwarf 2 місяці тому +22

      I mean yea, cooperative cats are rare

    • tdudleypdx
      tdudleypdx 2 місяці тому +51

      Binx definitely would have a very limited tolerance for those shenanigans.

    • Queen of Sparrows
      Queen of Sparrows 2 місяці тому +15

      One of the main rules of entertainment: never work with children or animals.

    • Lilu Hosking
      Lilu Hosking 2 місяці тому +2

      wait whaaatt?? i didnt see it :(

    • Carolina
      Carolina 2 місяці тому +15

      This is the first thing I thought when that CGI cat popped up! 😂😂😂

  • Ada
    Ada 2 місяці тому +159

    as someone with an utter lack of a ‘good enough gene’ (which means I’m never truly satisfied with anything I do and often struggle even attempting something because I know perfection is not attainable), I’m in complete awe of how fearlessly you delve into new things.
    I know for a fact I would’ve brought out the kitchen scales to measure that epoxy, but you’d probably make 10 new things in the time I spent carefully considering the best way to start doing 1. it’s like.. balance in the universe, y’know?

    • Johanna Geisel
      Johanna Geisel Місяць тому +6

      I feel you!
      I'm also the type of person who does things slowly but tried to make them as perfect as possible.
      I would probably have tried to dab on some hardener on the gum-like parts if I had noticed that they didn't harden well.

    • Robin A.
      Robin A. 24 дні тому +1

      I also struggle with good enough and starting without perfectly planning things. I love watching Rachel to encourage me to just go try something!

  • Lori Burchfield
    Lori Burchfield 2 місяці тому +90

    I honestly think someone would have a million dollar idea if they could make comfy aesthetic computer chairs in themes like this.

  • TinamonRoll
    TinamonRoll 2 місяці тому +262

    This actually gave me the motivation I needed to go and mend a hole in my car seat with some flowery fabric, that I've never had the courage to do before because "if no one ever did it, maybe there's a reason and you can't do it for said reason, even if I still can't come up with what that reason could be". Basically, you teach me with every video that if you can think of it, you can do it.

    • Grizelda XXX
      Grizelda XXX 2 місяці тому +14

      I have seen people sew on embroidery patches over cat scratched furniture ..looks so cool for those of us who can not do it for reals

    • mumblepot
      mumblepot Місяць тому +3

      i was thinking of something similar for my recliner that i was donated! glad to see that there's more of us being inspired!

    • Hobbie GardenGirl
      Hobbie GardenGirl Місяць тому

      I love it!!

  • Kedo
    Kedo 2 місяці тому +64

    this is her most cursed creation yet and it brings me so much joy because this is 100% categorically, unequivocally something I would see in the thrift store and just stare at, dumbstruck with awe and wonder because what the actual hell is that... Rachel is king for always coming through with those bumfuzzlingly magical creations.

  • LilyKat Moon
    LilyKat Moon 2 місяці тому +80

    I really appreciate it when you analyze what you could have done better and why. It helps us learn as you learn. Those no shame in mistakes, especially if you can learn from them.

    • spotterofgold
      spotterofgold Місяць тому +1


  • Elyssa
    Elyssa 2 місяці тому +1458

    Rachel's new words of wisdom really speak to me, "bad planners can't be choosers."

    • Tawny
      Tawny 2 місяці тому +18

      I think that needs to be a merch line

    • miippi
      miippi 2 місяці тому +11

      Can I be a chooser if I'm really good at planning, just trash at sticking to them?

    • Steve Zytveld
      Steve Zytveld 2 місяці тому +4

      @Tawny I need that sticker for my sewing case...
      - Cathy (&, accidently, Steve), Ottawa/Bytown/Pimisi

    • Maudline
      Maudline 2 місяці тому +3

      I feel this in the very depths of my soul 😅

    • Johanna Geisel
      Johanna Geisel Місяць тому +1

      I actually thought she would combine the corduroy with the lighter flowery fabric.
      But then again, the other corduroy also looks really nice.
      I am just working on an underskirt where I had a similar problem (have been felling seams while watching this video): I've sewn a skirt out of a weirdly cut tunic style shirt that an elderly woman gave me, and decided it needed an underskirt for a variety of reasons.
      Then I found a piece of linen-viscose mix in the bargain bin at the department store and it was the right weight and type of fabric to go well with the skirt. I thought it was just enough for an underskirt, so I bought it.
      While cutting out the pieces I realized that it was just short of enough, and then I also made a stupid mistake and cut some pieces wrongly.
      So I took another, coarser linen and made the back part of the underskirt out of that, but also cut that shorter and attached a wide band of the finer fabric to it. So, you will only see the good fabric peeking out from under the skirt and nobody will know it is a mix. ^ ^
      I can even justify it by saying I made the part you're sitting on from a sturdier fabric and one that also doesn't yellow because it's already unbleached. Lol.
      Anyway, I have to make a whole bunch more seams now because the back is all pieced together.

  • Christine G
    Christine G 2 місяці тому +12

    I had to laugh when you were talking about the carved wooden details, but not, like on Victorian furniture. It's not usually wood on Victorian furniture either, so you're probably closer than you think! Those details are usually made out of a substance called compo/composite, and if you look for "composition ornaments" you can actually buy modern replicas for not too much. They're steamed for a short time, which makes them flexible, and activates the glue that helps form them, and put into place. Then they would be stained or gilded appropriately, and you'd never know they weren't actual wood. Useful stuff, if you have a need for fanciness but no sculpting skills!

  • Lorraine Munoa
    Lorraine Munoa 2 місяці тому +20

    You inspired me to give the living room a makeover into a medieval lady's solar and musical conservatory, and my office into a steampunk study. Make the Whimsy you wish to see in your world!

  • underworldsghosts
    underworldsghosts 2 місяці тому +143

    The "working out what the chair does" song is quite honestly the most perfect song I have ever heard

    • katjaanjuli
      katjaanjuli Місяць тому +5

      “Lookin’ like an alien who’s never seen a ****ing chair before” 🎵

    • Rachel DeGreat
      Rachel DeGreat Місяць тому +1

      Such a hidden jem, that one😆

  • Victoria
    Victoria 2 місяці тому +29

    I love watching Rachel terraforming her entire house.

  • Nox
    Nox 2 місяці тому +142

    I feel like if we give it a couple of years Rachel will turn her entire house into this whimsical fantasy hut and will start selling tickets for people to come and have a stroll inside :) :D

    • Hannah Stewart
      Hannah Stewart 2 місяці тому +7

      Lol she is definitely on her way to being the eccentric old lady with the house to match who would do that

  • esornsin
    esornsin 2 місяці тому +1317

    I feel like you've unlocked a gaming chair niche that desperately needs to become more common. Victorian gaming chairs ⭐

    • Nefertiti Montoya
      Nefertiti Montoya 2 місяці тому +55

      This plus nerdforge's custom pc's

    • Alice
      Alice 2 місяці тому +50

      and really most modern objects, there's needs to be more diversity. Some things are just so boring.

    • Bianca Camilla Gambrioli
      Bianca Camilla Gambrioli 2 місяці тому +22

      @Alice the arts and crafts movement people are just shaking their heads disappointingly from their lushly decorated graves because "we" let industry get to the same point AGAIN

    • Kynah Jai
      Kynah Jai 2 місяці тому

      absolutely! Mechanical keyboards have their niche but custom gaming chairs?! amazeballs

  • Kadie Rose
    Kadie Rose 2 місяці тому +15

    I really appreciate that you discussed your failings in a project because so many people don't and it gives people unrealistic expectations. I know it's not a great feeling when something you really love and worked hard on doesn't come out or quite work the way you wanted, but I thank you for sharing. Also, cut yourself some slack! As you said, it was your first time ever working with that material!!! I feel like anyone could and probably has mad that mistake. You're human. It's okay. It looks great and you learned from it and that's what truly matters.

  • M. Cunningham
    M. Cunningham 2 місяці тому +5

    Not me wanting Rachel to make a dress like Evelyn Hugo's just to see how her craftsmanship would make it look so fabulous.....

  • Gayle Francis
    Gayle Francis 2 місяці тому +46

    Thank you for going hard on all your projects but especially the more off-beat ones like this. It was very entertaining and exactly what I needed to help me sew a pile of motifs together for a dress. You're one of my favorite channels.

  • Sporkettle
    Sporkettle 2 місяці тому +50

    I watched this when my husband was sitting next to me… just so I could see his anguish as Rachel went to town on that Secret Lab chair. 😂

    • Jenna
      Jenna 2 місяці тому


    • Tadhg McGrath
      Tadhg McGrath 2 місяці тому +1

      I mean she did dramatically shorten the life of a 500 dollar chair for views.

    • annafantasia
      annafantasia 2 місяці тому +12

      @Tadhg McGrath You must be new here; she chooses her projects for herself (like, even when they're not going to get very many views and she knows it). And that was already a heavily used chair dude

  • Kodanikage
    Kodanikage 2 місяці тому +7

    I would’ve gone for more Steam punk vibes. Twill fabric and gold, bronze, or mat silver gear details, with wood veneer or flexible plywood to blend the modern functionality with the ornate of Victorian ascetic.

  • Alexandra Collyer
    Alexandra Collyer 2 місяці тому +666

    Me: side eyes our gray, ergonomic desk chair from across the room
    My husband: "Please, no."

    • DrTurtleBee
      DrTurtleBee 2 місяці тому +7


    • Tanna D
      Tanna D 2 місяці тому +2


    • M. MacLellan
      M. MacLellan 2 місяці тому +17

      DO IT ! ;)

    • NIxi
      NIxi 2 місяці тому +14

      Grounds for divorce. Who needs that kind of negativity 😂

  • Anonymous Person
    Anonymous Person 2 місяці тому +7

    Real talk, the duct tape dress form applied to upholstery is INSPIRED!!!

  • Megan Hultman
    Megan Hultman 2 місяці тому +5

    I literally felt the same way about my inherited desk chair and just got green velvet seat covers for it. 😂 The bar is now much higher

  • Reminiscentoss
    Reminiscentoss 2 місяці тому +23

    Rachel was on fire this episode with all the segments and comedic tangents.

  • Iris Avontoc
    Iris Avontoc 2 місяці тому +10

    I love how you are unafraid to just do things nobody has ever done before. And in defense of the clay mixing, you are literally the FIRST person(myself included) I've seen actually listen to the warning and wear gloves to use Apoxy Sculpt lol

  • The Wayward Wallflower
    The Wayward Wallflower 2 місяці тому +10

    I'm so glad someone finally addressed that gaming (and desk) chairs need more variety/ beauty! I'm always wondering where the pastels and organic tones are. Why can't they be cozy, beautiful, AND ergonomic? I love that you didn't let it hold you back and you just went and made one! 👏

  • Melynn Rose
    Melynn Rose 2 місяці тому +646

    as fun as it is watching professionals make stuff, it's also really fun watching an artist just fuck around and finding out and you fill that void for me big time thank you

    • PetLoverSpy M.
      PetLoverSpy M. 2 місяці тому +18

      I honestly learn so much from watching Rachel fuck around and find out how *not* to do things

    • Melynn Rose
      Melynn Rose 2 місяці тому +5

      @PetLoverSpy M. Same! It's very enjoyable, and it motivates me to try new things! I got into needle felting recently just because I watched her do it and I got obsessed aha

    • PetLoverSpy M.
      PetLoverSpy M. 2 місяці тому +5

      @Melynn Rose me too, she’s one of the people who got me back into sewing

    • E_Fox snowspirit
      E_Fox snowspirit 2 місяці тому +10

      Actually do agree!!! It can be fun to experiment and it’s nice to see someone fail, learn, and try again because that’s how it really is (cliche lol)

  • Lexxi is very lame.
    Lexxi is very lame. 2 місяці тому +18

    "Looking like an alien who's never seen a chair before" had me literally cackling and rolling on the floor I love you.

  • Moonwatcher Productions LPS
    Moonwatcher Productions LPS 2 місяці тому +3

    I'm honestly just so happy someone else recognizes the absolute masterpiece of cinema that is Muppet Treasure Island! Cannot stress how much I love that movie, not to mention that beautiful chair!!!!

  • RM Cates
    RM Cates 2 місяці тому +8

    Can I just say, you give us all the courage to just “jump in” head first to a project? Love your channel!

    • RM Cates
      RM Cates 2 місяці тому +1

      Also, (cuz I forgot to add), I half expected you to make a steam punk chair after you talked about all the gizmos on the chair.

  • LilyKat Moon
    LilyKat Moon 2 місяці тому +7

    I started laughing hysterically at your “Crumbs and Cat Hair” cafe name and my dog ran over to me and started sniffing and nuzzling me intensely, wanting to play, lol. Your content, the way your mind works, just brings me joy 😂

  • Forevermore
    Forevermore 2 місяці тому +2

    Shoot, now I am looking at my old office chair with ripped fabric and my brain is arguing with itself that I absolutely need to whimsify it while knowing perfectly well that I don't have the experience nor the tools like Rachel to make it happen😂

  • E F Larsen
    E F Larsen 2 місяці тому +446

    that $600 gaming chair deserves this makeover and i'm not afraid to say it

    • K
      K 2 місяці тому +39

      Honestly, the grey AINT it.🤢 my boyfriend has one that’s black and white with some gaming teams logo on it, luckily it’s an eye that looks cool

    • LadyAhro
      LadyAhro 2 місяці тому +8

      Especially when, on average, gaming chairs aren’t actually that comfortable vs a same priced ergonomic office chair. Might as well beautify the thing.

    • Cheshiregrinn
      Cheshiregrinn 2 місяці тому +8

      Yeah I have a second hand gaming chair that is a boring black and really just not cute at all and I might just try my hand at crocheting a back cover for it (the seat is fine since it is under the desk when not in use anyway)

  • James
    James 2 місяці тому +13

    Never stop being a crafty Hobbit weirdo! Your adventures bring me so much joy! I get very “Well if she can do it…..so can I!” feels when I watch you! ❤

  • Lainie
    Lainie 2 місяці тому +3

    I use apoxie sculpt all the time for fossil restoration! It's pretty normal to not end up with evenly used tubs despite best efforts. If sculptures don't cure in eight hours or more (cold temps can slow it down) you should redo it. You can also gently microwave the a and b side separately and it makes mixing waaayy easier and speeds up curing time! Good luck!

  • D S
    D S 2 місяці тому +3

    Oh my god your outfits in this video was amazing especially the black corset-looking shirt and the brownish long skirt! If you remember where you got those please say because it was SO CUTE gave me massive “modern renaissance” vibes. Does that make sense? I don’t know but it fit you so well and looked amazing. Love your content :) inspires me to whimsify more of my own stuff too!

  • MewTube3000
    MewTube3000 2 місяці тому +4

    I always appreciate honesty when things don't go as planned. And Muppet Treasure Island is FIRE!

  • Preza
    Preza 2 місяці тому +2

    Came for the chair and aesthetic ✨stayed for the personality subscribed for the Taking Back Sunday blooper 💖

  • mastersadvocate
    mastersadvocate 2 місяці тому +2

    Hey! Your chair turned out pretty great, considering it was your first time redoing a chair! You learned quite a bit while working on your chair, Rachel. That is a good thing! ~Janet in Canada

  • Catherine Lynch
    Catherine Lynch 2 місяці тому +3

    Felt that with the French knots. I've found keeping tension the whole time helps, but honestly I have a scrap piece of fabric that I practice everytime I need to remember that stitch 😅

    • Lissa Quon
      Lissa Quon 16 днів тому

      Word - I learned embroidery ages ago and still remember all the stitches but French knots. Nope my brain just refuses to hold onto that.

  • Gulleko
    Gulleko 2 місяці тому +5

    I feel you on wanting your furniture to be more whimsical! If I could afford to, all my furniture would be curved rococo monstrosities. Instead I have a mix of IKEA and thrift store finds. 😩

  • Rose Downey
    Rose Downey 2 місяці тому +3

    rachel is genuinely so skilled and talented with crafting stuff and sewing. i can only dream of making the things she does

  • PupRiku
    PupRiku 2 місяці тому +8

    Three of the best Disney movies.
    I'd not be able to get past Love Led Us Here without stopping to put on a performance for my dogs.

    • Green Gazelle
      Green Gazelle 2 місяці тому

      I listened to that song soooo many times 💚

  • Amy G
    Amy G 2 місяці тому +342

    As someone who is practical to the point of boring at times, I deeply appreciate your whimsy and the way you decorate all the things around you. It reminds me not everything HAS to be practical to have value.

    • Erin
      Erin 2 місяці тому +28

      Is IS practical if it makes you happy!

  • ItsRissaRoo
    ItsRissaRoo 2 місяці тому +2

    The fact that you did this without taking the chair apart is amazing

  • beachsidexrain
    beachsidexrain 2 місяці тому +6

    The day is always better when Rachel posts

  • Savvy
    Savvy 2 місяці тому +3

    This is giving me so much inspiration for my future apartment/home while also letting me living vicariously until I get there. Also, Robin eggs are indeed superior 👌

  • Just Trash
    Just Trash 2 місяці тому +1

    You are your hardest critic, we all love and cherish your work more than you could ever imagine! I've been watching your channel since it's early days and you never fail to inspire me to try new things and just "go for it", the little perfectionist in me makes me freeze up before I do something new, but you've helped inspire me to push my self to create things I never thought I was capable of🥰 Love the community you've built here and the work you do, you're a gem❤

  • DEpressedBatmaN
    DEpressedBatmaN Місяць тому

    This is beyond impressive I’m convinced she can do anything

  • Katerrinah
    Katerrinah 2 місяці тому +404

    Someone definitely needs to start of business of supporting and comfortable office chairs that also look like haunted Victorian chairs

    • Fuffydud
      Fuffydud 2 місяці тому +51

      The "gamer" aesthetic has dominated the ergonomic chair market for too long! And it's totally out of fashion anyway!

    • Juno Antares
      Juno Antares 2 місяці тому +4

      Yes!!! I would genuinely buy one.

    • Heather M
      Heather M 2 місяці тому +8

      And the ergonomic gamer chairs ARENT EVEN ERGONOMIC 😭

    • Eva Mühlbauer
      Eva Mühlbauer 2 місяці тому

      @Heather M Wait, really? How can I tell if a chair is ergonomic? I have a gaming chair (for my back, I am not a gamer), but I can't say I love the way it looks. I was thinking about searching other ergonomic chairs but don't really know how, on what sites or with what keywords.

  • Eugénie
    Eugénie 2 місяці тому +3

    You will never cease to surprise me and I adore you for that ❤

  • MickyBunrs
    MickyBunrs 2 місяці тому +3

    for the gummy spots, paint on UV resin and seal. I hate working with Epoxy sculpt becasue of the need to be so accurate. but the uv resin will help. Pro tip, no uv lamp will beat 30 mins in the sun if you have the weather for it

  • Ayla
    Ayla 27 днів тому

    Your enthusiasm and dedication to maintaining whimsy throughout your home is something I can only hope to aspire to.

  • Victoria Gilarranz
    Victoria Gilarranz 2 місяці тому +1

    My husband has one of those monstrosities and I've always wondered how to make it look more harmonious with all the antique furniture in our home!
    That said, I've singlehandedly renovated a bathroom from top to bottom, and the scope of this project STILL makes my palms sweaty. You're brave. ❤

  • LilyKat Moon
    LilyKat Moon 2 місяці тому +1

    Rachel, you have one of the most creative and resourceful minds I have ever come across. Your knowledge of crafts techniques and your skills at applying them are amazing. That embroidery piece is so lovely, and those faux wood details just blow my mind. Chef’s kiss to this project.

  • Malice Averill
    Malice Averill 2 місяці тому +276

    My very favorite thing about Rachel is that she is always doing things that your "civilized" brain is trained to think you shouldn't/can't do. She just waves that thought away and does shit in the name of WHIMSY. And honestly, even if things don't go 100% right, that shit right there is what I need.
    Thank you Rachel, for always Doin it for the Whimsy. You inspire and encourage this burned out maker and remind folk that you can just do shit, for funsies.

  • Ilex Hathaway
    Ilex Hathaway 2 місяці тому +2

    I bought a green velvet swivel chair because I was so mad at my previous gaming-aesthetic one for ruining the vibe of my Victorian explorers living room. I thought the itch was scratched, but I'm now itching to throw on some embroidery and a wood-effect (topper? crest? idk)

  • Staynab
    Staynab 2 місяці тому +1

    This scratches an itch I didn't know I had, incredible ✨content✨ I think that chair is adorable, I might have to do something similar when I eventually get enough space to actually have a desk

  • The Pryde
    The Pryde 2 місяці тому +1

    Rachel, I feel like you and me share a wave length sometimes;
    I have literally been thi king about wtf I should do with my office chair because it doesn't fit my aesthetic. And seeing this and seeing what's in my capabilities has given me so many ideas, so thank you!!

  • Kyle Zell
    Kyle Zell 16 днів тому +1

    Smol tip for the apoxie sculpt from someone who has been on the doll making battlefield with it, try mixing it in small batches! It'll be easier to knead and you will have an easier time seeing if all of it is mixed together enough. It seems like it would take more time but it actually saves you a lot of time and finger strain! I love how the chair came out, I'm going to go add fake woodgrain to all my belongings now

  • Halina Kajfoszova
    Halina Kajfoszova 2 місяці тому +1

    I was gulping down the last of my tea when you do the sing-song at the beginning, and I had to try not to laugh, choke and spit out my tea when you sang "like an alien that's never seen a *=£÷ing chair"😂😂😂😂😂

  • DrTurtleBee
    DrTurtleBee 2 місяці тому +383

    I usually add a touch of black acrylic paint to my apoxie sculpt. Not only does it darken it but also a great indicator of when it's fully mixed.

  • JE Miro
    JE Miro Місяць тому

    This looks great! Really love when artists show the trial and error that goes into their projects and how they overcome problems creatively. Keep up the work ^^

  • Lizzie M
    Lizzie M 2 місяці тому

    That little 'looking at the chair' song is actually the most terrific song I've ever heard!! What a bally bop!! Absolutely spiffing, if you will!!

  • Gabrielle Gilbert
    Gabrielle Gilbert 2 місяці тому +1

    This was honestly just a labor of love

  • Moni Mond
    Moni Mond 2 місяці тому

    I love that not everything you make is perfect, it gives me courage to just start a project and have fun ❤

  • Carrie Fuller
    Carrie Fuller 2 місяці тому +1

    Don't know if this would apply to epoxy sculpt, but I use a food scale to measure out my silicone putty that's two parts. Keep up what you're doing, love every minute of it.😊

  • K. Glena
    K. Glena 2 місяці тому +450

    Yay, Editing Rachel usually gets asked for things rather than asked what she wants, as Lizzo says “it’s about damn time!”
    Next up: a frame for the computer screen to make it like a magic mirror ✨

    • Susan Conner
      Susan Conner 2 місяці тому +9

      YES! Great idea!

    • Hannah Radenkova
      Hannah Radenkova 2 місяці тому +5

      MATE YES

    • MommaSkelly
      MommaSkelly 2 місяці тому +6

      I LOVE this idea!!
      Then need to figure out how to "upgrade" the keyboard and mouse ascetics after.

    • Tsushi Roll
      Tsushi Roll 2 місяці тому +4

      I really hope she sees your comment!!

    • Brave Heart Open Mind
      Brave Heart Open Mind 2 місяці тому +1


  • Jennifer Malanchuk
    Jennifer Malanchuk 2 місяці тому

    I can't say how awesome I find this and how this is just one of the most creative and genius things I've seen. LOVE!

  • Brutus & Abundia
    Brutus & Abundia 2 місяці тому

    I am always amaze with people with so much creativity as you!

  • ninamien
    ninamien 2 місяці тому

    Rachel, I've really been enjoying your editing lately! It flows so nicely

  • Shelby Robertson
    Shelby Robertson 2 місяці тому

    hi, just wanted to say thank you for always putting a smile on my face and making me feel better. i was overwhelmed and crying because im about to take my teaching certification test later today and i put this on to calm down and i instantly felt better. you make the world a happier and cozier place, thank you so much.

  • frogthief
    frogthief 2 місяці тому +1

    calculating the yardage had me weak 😂 that's so accurate

  • Idon'tevenknow
    Idon'tevenknow 2 місяці тому +416

    I never thought i would want a whimsical gaming chair. Now I want a whimsical gaming chair.

    • Fiona
      Fiona 2 місяці тому +6

      Looking at this and thinking of all the hope that will be making their game chairs wonderful instead of going for the fancy brands that tell everyone they have made it. It will be a new era for gaming nerdiness.

    • Christina ID
      Christina ID 2 місяці тому +3

      I covered my office chair in pink and olive gold damask cut velvet jacquard. Best decision ever.

    • Christina ID
      Christina ID 2 місяці тому +2

      If you put on a good audio book, epic podcast, or playlist, the struggley bits feel more like a puzzle and less like "Why did I do this?!"

    • DAYBROK3
      DAYBROK3 2 місяці тому +2

      they need to sell these, not everyone lives a cyberpunk life

    • Angry Trees
      Angry Trees 2 місяці тому

      I've always wanted one and now it simply must happen. My current gaming chair is kind of like mesh so my immediate thought was some kind of embroidery on it all over. Like that plastic mesh grandma covers tissue boxes with.

  • Amy
    Amy 2 місяці тому

    Rachael is everything I want to be if I had ANY talents whatsoever.

  • hannah eslinger
    hannah eslinger 2 місяці тому

    This is such crazy timing because I've been staring at my office chair for weeks upset over its lack of *whimsy* ... thanks for the idea!!!

  • Ro Tay
    Ro Tay 2 місяці тому

    The editing and puns in this is *chef kiss* 👩🏻‍🍳 it made my day. Thank you ❤

  • M MacNicol
    M MacNicol 2 місяці тому +2

    Love it! And you made me roar with laughter several times, so much so that I scared the cat! I also admire and appreciate the strength you have to maintain transparency when things go ... not so well. It makes me feel less lonely, as I mess up yet another project I have winged. Can hardly wait for the next one.

  • Letizia
    Letizia 2 місяці тому +3

    "Bad planners can't be choosers", that one hit me too damn hard

  • Tess Lizzy Nichols
    Tess Lizzy Nichols 2 місяці тому +346

    Rachel is so incredibly masterful with all of her projects and yet so chaotic. I’ve never seen such a perfect blend of artistry and chaos and I’m here for it.🤣❤️

    • GrandmasGopnik
      GrandmasGopnik 2 місяці тому

      Same I love it

    • Richard Lobinske
      Richard Lobinske 2 місяці тому

      When using the Apoxie products, wetting your fingers or hands helps the kneading process. Usually you kneed to knead for a good minute to mix thoroughly.

  • Ashley Katryna
    Ashley Katryna Місяць тому +1

    I just thought it might be helpful to say I've worked with Apoxie sculpt a lot and it really helps to wear thicker plastic gloves - the type you would use for washing dishes - to knead part a and b together. They still stick like the latex gloves do, but it's less of an issue because they're thicker and sturdier.

  • A Modern Centurion
    A Modern Centurion 5 днів тому

    Never expected to be watching this type of content, but you honestly inspire me so so much to beautify my life and make it my own. I loved this beyond much, and it turned out absolutely fantastic!

  • Liv Werry
    Liv Werry 2 місяці тому +1

    I loved this video so much for some reason! Watching you make an idea come to life is super inspiring and makes me excited to do creative things. I get so many ideas from your videos (this one was really informative for me). Thanks so much as always Rachel

  • Payton Ouber
    Payton Ouber Місяць тому

    Robin’s Eggs are the superior choice!
    Also, this gave me the inspiration I’ve needed to work on my very unaesthetic work chair in my office.

  • TheHypeGoblin
    TheHypeGoblin 2 місяці тому

    Staring at my own Secret Lab chair knowing exactly how much it cost.... I need more wHiMsY 🤩

  • moonbasket
    moonbasket 2 місяці тому +277

    Dude, the embroidery on the chair and the shine of the embroidery are stellar. It looks so good. Honestly, it's amazing and I'm so sorry the epoxy didn't work out just right. That really sucks.

    • kalieris
      kalieris 2 місяці тому +8

      The freehand embroidery on corduroy was legit impressive. I’ve tried doing similar things and that shit is hard. It came out lovely!

  • Amy Fuller
    Amy Fuller 2 місяці тому

    You are an inspiration and a delight and I love how you just plan it out, jump in and create magic. Thank you so much for your videos.

  • Erica Manning
    Erica Manning 2 місяці тому

    I turned this on in a desperate attempt to stop my brain from melting at work and it saved me. I giggled SO MUCH. Thank you

  • Sayuri Miura
    Sayuri Miura 2 місяці тому +3

    that chair needed that makeover desperately i loved it

  • Sarah Dusenberry
    Sarah Dusenberry Місяць тому

    How dare you make this look so good and make me realize I have materials to do this to my gaming chair? MA'AM

  • Vivi_Mage
    Vivi_Mage Місяць тому

    I love it, feels kinda like it belongs in Over the Garden Wall. Feel like it’ll feel more whimsy if you added a dry brush of gold or gold glitter

  • Pixerke
    Pixerke 2 місяці тому +154

    Did this video inspire me to give my husbands wheelchair a makeover? YES
    Will I postpone that idea indefinitely because I’m afraid of ruining the one thing he needs to get around? Also yes.

    • holly slager
      holly slager 2 місяці тому +4

      oooh very interesting I hope you do get to it and it goes well

    • Lena e os peixinhos
      Lena e os peixinhos 2 місяці тому +18

      Victorian looking but with modern tech: awesome. Maybe try to make it removable, in case it goes wrong or isn't always adapted to the situation (thinking about going through airport security, for example)?

    • Siigii
      Siigii 2 місяці тому +9

      Dooo iiiit! I'm on my 2nd power chair. I took the makeover leap with my first and it came out brilliantly. Go for it!!

    • Kristen A
      Kristen A 2 місяці тому +5


    • Annier
      Annier 2 місяці тому +2

      @Kristen A I fully support this

  • Suzie Q.1964
    Suzie Q.1964 Місяць тому

    Rachel, you make me smile the whole time I'm watching you 😊
    You have grown so much since I started watching you doing vintage hair styles you seemed so shy and now to see you shine it's wonderful.
    Your channel is a breath of fresh air. Can't wait to see what you do next. ❤

  • Samanatha Hasseman
    Samanatha Hasseman 2 місяці тому

    I absolutely love how crafty you are and that you're showing it more. You're absolutely and inspiration for me. I wish I could afford to own a place of my own so I could try some of the things that you have, I love this stuff so much. ❤

  • lunamoth505
    lunamoth505 Місяць тому

    i love watching you do all of these projects it's inspirational and always makes me wanna get crafty. just trying to save up the money for it sobs