Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Office Chair Makover

From DRAB.......

Here's what I did...

I went to the fabric store and purchased some thick fabric. I bought a metre which was even too much. In U.S measurements a yard is close to a metre. I cut the fabric to the size of my cushions leaving an inch or so to fold over the sides.

I then took my staple gun and started firing away.

I didn't worry so much about how it looked since it was on the botton of the seat anyways.

For the top I did things a bit different since both the front and the back of the top cushion will be visible.

I first covered the front of the cushion like I did the seat of the chair. Once that was done I took another piece of fabric and layed it over the back. I folded under the sides and ironed the edges to make them crisp and clean looking for when I stapled.

TIP- Before you staple the back fabric on just be aware of the number of screw holes instead of trying to feel around for them once the fabric is on there. I made a small hole in the fabric with my scissor end once it was stapled on so I could screw on the chair piece.

I decided to take the hideous piece of plastic off the chair part too. It just looked so cheap and nasty.
Here is the finished product. Me and this chair are gonna spend lots of time together!


  1. Fab is an understatement. I love it! My husband has his own office but I am the decorator... we had such issues over chairs. There are no cute ones out there (at least not one we could afford). THIS is a great solution. *smile*

    PS - love all the fun educational ideas you've got on here for preschoolers!

  2. That turned out great! I really need to redo my kitchen chairs....

  3. I love this!! Such cute fabric and it turned out so great! Way more fun to sit in! :)

  4. There are 4 of us sharing a office.. My husband.. my 2 sons and myself.. we all have our own desks and chairs.. I have made the desks.. but have always HATED the randomness of all these UGLY off ice chairs.. well thanks to you.. I think this weekend will be a WHOO HOO weekend.. I am going to try and do all 4 chairs different.. but cordinating.. WHAT FUN! thanks so much for sharing your talents

  5. You are kidding me! It looks fabulous ... I wish I had the "power" to do this to my desk chair at work! Great job.

  6. I LOVE it! I may have to try that with my own chair. Love the polka dots!

    Thanks for linking up with Talented Tuesday!

  7. I never would have thought to cover an ugly office chair. Thanks for sharing how you did it.

  8. That is awesome - I wouldn't have thought to do that, but now I just might!

  9. OMG, so cute and I would have never have thought to do that. I so want to go to the local thrift store, get a chair and re-cover it.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    I found you via Mom Bloggers Club! Come check out my blog:http://heathermooresblog.blogspot.com/

  10. That's a great idea and great tutorial. I got a similar rolling chair FREE from a friend who bought a new one ($5 at a yard sale). The one she gave me needs some new padding too, so this would be a great way to spice it up while adding padding. Thanks for visiting my blog today from SITS!

    P.S. Are you on Twitter? My name on there is CraftyGirls09


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