Wednesday, July 29, 2009

office chair makeover

Since I moved, I've been working on getting my new office/art room all set up. I've painted and organized, but I needed a desk chair. I bought this one on Craigs list for $10. Its super comfy, but the royal blue didn't go with my decor I had in mind. I figured this would be a simple makeover...Not so much. First I thought that the back could be taken off the chair. Nope. Then I figured I would just pry it apart from the trim and tuck the fabric inside. Well after spending hours working on this, and many blisters later. I decided this was not going to work. I kept thinking maybe I'd just go buy a damn office chair. Wouldn't that be easier? I hate when creative ideas turn into so much more work than you had anticipated.

Then I bought this cute new polka dot fabric and feeling inspired again, decided to take another approach. I cut the fabric to fit on the chair and then tucked the edges and stapled it all down. MUCH easier than my previous attempt.

But this left ugly staples visible. So I simply glued red ribbon down with my glue gun. Now, I realize this is not the most professional approach. But it worked. I think it looks pretty cute. And from far away it looks ever better!


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  2. Very nice...makes work seem less like work don't ya think!

  3. How cute! GREAT job - I love it! :)

  4. your chair is *really* similar to my chair & I've been agonizing over how to recover or slip cover it- I'm so glad I'm not the only one!

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