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.


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?


  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

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

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

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

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

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

  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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