I found this interesting chair last month at the thrift store and I though it would be a nice office desk chair, but I needed to spruce it up a bit. The existing fabric had to go. See post here.
Well After searching and searching, I found this nice fabric at one of my local fabric stores for $35 a yard. Now, I know that’s expensive especially for me and it took me a loooooonnnng time to walk up to the cutting table, but I decided to go for it. Especially since I really didn’t need much for this project, and it’s so pretty. I purchased a yard only because I may use the rest for another project, maybe a pillow. I only used 1/2 yard for the chair because of the print. I wanted the blue design to be the center of the seat.
First, I removed the seat from the base by removing the 4 screws at the bottom. Second, I removed some of the staples in the corners and cut away some of the fabric. I didn’t remove all of the fabric because I wanted to have more cushion. Then, I sized the fabric with the seat cushion, cut and stapled with a heavy-duty staple gun.
It also took me the longest to figure out if I should paint this wood, but I think it will look fresh and modern with a nice coat of paint.
I decided to use white eggshell paint I already had in stock. I applied the first coat and I always question my decision at this point. Should I have used spray paint? Should I have used a different brush? Should I have just left it alone? I have to keep telling myself “You have another coat” keep going.
First, I used a cheap sponge paint brush and it didn’t apply well, so I decided to use a roller brush and the application looked much better. I applied 3 coats to this bad boy.
Finally, I attached the seat cushion back to the base and viola!!! My little desk chair.
This project only cost $25. Not bad for a one of a kind chair. What do you think?