Restyled Office Chair

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.

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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?


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