DIY - Re-styled Office Chair in 5 Easy Steps
Ever looked at your office chair and thought it looked a bit drab. Well, it is easy to give it some style and a new look....in 5 easy steps!
I was given this office chair for free (...got to love that) and it sat in my garage for a while.
It was really comfortable but just looked a bit blah! .... So I decided to give it a face lift. I have a little office space in my house where it would go perfectly.
I wasn't sure it would be easy to do but really it was.... ( insert surprised look here :-0 ). So easy in fact, it only took 5 steps, a piece of material and a staple gun.
DIY - Re-styled Office Chair in 5 Easy Steps!
Remove the the bottom chair pad by unscrewing the screws that attach it to the chair. Remove the plastic backing. Mine had one screw to remove and the plastic just came off (too easy).
Place your material down and then the chair pad ( and ensure you have enough material to cover the sides. I didn't remove the cover that was already on the chair as it gave the chair pad shape (and had way too many staples to remove 😉 ..... ) also you couldn't see through my material (upholstery fabric that only cost $10.00 on sale )
Staple the material onto the chair paid using a staple gun (...watch your fingers)
A little tip is to make sure you pull on the fabric as you staple, to ensure it is smooth when you turn it over. Also when going around the corners make a few little folds so that it doesn't bunch up and it looks more professional). Screw the plastic cover back on.
Screw the chair pad back onto the chair...looking good isn't it ?
Do the same process for the back rest and you are finished.
When I removed the plastic cover on the back rest, it was a little tricky because there wasn't a screw to release it. I pulled back the plastic with a screwdriver so I could see inside and used my iPhone torch to see what was holding it together.
There were 4 little clamps and with some squeezing on the sides of the backrest and a quick tuck the plastic just fell off (I did have some help to do this as I didn't have enough arms...happy to have a teenage son with some! .... )
Ta da!!!!! Re-styled office chair in all it's glory.
I just love the way it adds a bit of flair to my little office space.
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Tamara @ Provident Home Design
Awesome job, Barb! It looks so much fresher and stylish with the new fabric!! Great work! 🙂
This looks great! I liked it with the bottom recovered and it still had the black for the back(top). Kind of like a 'skirt and blouse' look for the office. It looks good either way.
Now I am wishing I hadn't given my ugly Wal-Mart chair away when I moved. Dang it. This looks adorable and I love the polka dots!
Love this transformation! XO
Oh how fun! Love the black and whites today. Great makeover.
I would have never thought to recover an office chair like that! Love your fabric choice! I hope you'll consider linking up this office chair and all of your other furniture makeovers to Friday's Furniture Fix! Doors open every Thursday night at 9:00PM EST and close on Monday's at 11:59PM EST. Hope to see you there!... Carrie http://thirtyeighthstreet.blogspot.com/2015/09/week-7-fridays-furniture-fix.html
What a difference! I love it and you can't go wrong with polka dots. Thanks for sharing it at the Pretty Preppy Party!
Love it - I so wish I had thought to do that before tossing a few of these chairs! Looks great and I'm featuring it today from the Pretty Preppy Party - thanks for linking up! xx, b
So cute! I love it!