Sunday, February 17, 2013

Office chair makeover - done!


Sad looking office chair! This is my chair from when I was working in STA Travel. I left in May 2000 and about 3 months earlier they got me a really great ergonomic chair after 6 years of waiting; but they did let me have the old one so that was great. It is a quality chair (Sebel) and is still workable but looking very sad and I don't like blue really.


Before


Before
See the little hole - that's my son picking at the foam through the worn out fabric... little tyke!
Perfectly sewn zip busted when trying to fit

Busted zip
 It was not without it's problems... I put in perfect zip only to have it bust when I tried to force the cover over it. I hadn't placed it high enough to let the width of the chair through it. All I had was one of those chunky plastic zips in white that would add that extra length. It was also has a very curvy side that it had to fit but slow and steady got it on perfectly.

New chunky zip - IN
The seat part I cut a bit wider (a bit too wide actually) than the seat pad and sewed a channel around it and put elastic and one of those pull thingys  (is it with a y or ies?)I did this because it will be the seat that will get dirty so I can take it off and wash it if need be.. the original is stapled in, and while I could have done this I chose the 'able to wash it' option.. I do have an 8 year old boy who will also use this chair!
"New" office chair  - done!

Positioned in it's work station in newly painted room.
I am ridiculously pleased with how this turned out. I LOVE it. The fabric was a remnant piece from Spotlight for $2 the other day. I have just enough to make a little 'curtain' for a stand in the toilet that holds the paper and 'women's things' that no one needs to see really so I'll do that tonight. What do you think?

9 comments:

  1. Brilliant idea! Much better than the blue original - must get my act together and recover my daggy old black worn-out chair now...J

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  2. It looks so great and much better than the blue. The fabric is really modern looking and goes with your white desk.

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  3. Your chair looks great! What a difference! No wonder you are happy with it.

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  4. Very nice! The new chair looks great in the room now!

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  5. Much nicer! What a bargain renovation of your chair.

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  6. AWESOME re-cover!! Your renovations look fantastic :)

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  7. The fabric you chose for your ergonomic office chair matched with the paint and design of your home office. Great job!

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