Monday, October 17, 2011

I recovered another office chair!

You may remember my post about recovering my husband's ugly office chair!



















It went from really ugly.....to nice...but sort of boring....that's because I actually listened to what he wanted...."nothing too fancy or wild"....go figure!
The post has the full tutorial if you are interested.

Now... on to MY sewing chair that looked like this!

If you have been reading this blog you know that I am not afraid of "fancy or wild"!
So off to the fabric store....and see the great fabric I found!

I bought 1 yard for $7 and I was ready to turn ugly into NICE!




I looked at the chair and realized that I wouldn't even have to take it apart.



The construction of the chair is such that all I needed to do was get my trusty screwdriver out and push the fabric in around the frame!









Seriously....that is all there was to it.....stretch, push, stretch, trim push some more!


Smooth out the wrinkles....stretch, push and tuck...a trained monkey could probably do this!
And I have always wanted a trained monkey! (not really, but they ARE cute)
 



 45 minutes later.....I have a pretty NICE looking chair!

I'm no monkey.....but hey....I think it turned out pretty well!

Now this fabric isn't really "fancy OR wild".....but it was soooo simple and quick.....I will keep an eye open for something better and redo it again in a year or so!
 I find myself looking at every office chair I see....and wondering about how they could be redone!
Take a look at your own and let me know if you get the inspiration!
Maybe you can even find a trained monkey to do it for you!



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12 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How interesting! I'm sitting in THAT chair...without the arms! What a great idea! ♥

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

That came out so well. Lovely fabric. It even looks more comfortable! Cleverly done!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Ahh man... here you go with a chair redo again. And all I can think is how lame I am to not have done mine yet. Thanks for the kick in the pants to try this (again). And I really adore the fabric you used... it pops!!

NanaDiana said...

It came out great! I was wondering how you got the back and plastic part off...now I might try my hand at my own that I use for sewing...it is that same old blue that you have~! xo Diana

Little Penpen said...

So pretty... I will be looking for chairs that I can recover with the push of a screwdriver now. Love it!!!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

Oh wow! What a wonderful difference.

Dee

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

This inspires me to do the same to my ugly office chair I found at a garage sale. So easing, no sewing, that a good project. What does your husband think of the new fabric? If your interested, I am hosting a Sunday's Best party on Sunday. Would be great if you posted.

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

Wow, I just realized you did post at my first party, you sure do some great work!

Becky @ The Barefoot Seamstress said...

Nice work! So simple yet a beautiful change.

Terry said...

Love your chair! My office chair just broke so I'll be looking for a replacement...adding the fabric really makes it look beautiful! Thanks for linking up, hope you stop over this weekend and show another project. Take care!

Blessings from Cindy said...

You did a wonderful, beautiful job on something so basic. I am gonna have to try this on mine! Thanks so much for sharing!
Blessings,
Cindy

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

I just think that it was a great job :)
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