Friday, April 1, 2011

Office Makeover Part 4: Chair After

Remember what the office chair looked like before.

Drum roll please...........







I decided to go with the yellow piping.  Goes nicely with
the new lamp.


Wow, I guess my grey walls and grey desk top are really lilac and purple.  Oh well, goes with the girly vibe.  Sorry Damian, I did try to make it somewhat masculine.  Better get started on that mancave in the garage!

29 comments:

  1. Damian is going to have to wear a dress or mix and match his beard whilst at his work station! SD

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  2. Your office chair is perfect for the summer season! WOW! My wife will surely get excited over this chair 'coz she loves yellow so much! I want to see more of your makeovers soon!

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  3. I LOVE THIS!! I had no idea this was your chair! Glad I found you and your blog :)

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  4. Thanks Ashley, my chair has been getting quite a bit of coverage recently. It's been featured on two blogs this week. First on Marie Claire blog and now yours! Thanks for liking it!

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  5. Oops, I meant Heidi Claire blog, not Marie Claire. Here's the link www.heidiclaire.blogspot.com/2011/10/ringringringyellow.html

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  6. Incredible transformation! I just saw this on Pinterest and I'm drooling over it. Beautiful work!!

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  7. gorgeous! wondering if you can tell me where I can get my hands on some of this amazing fabric... ??

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    1. The zigzag fabric is by Premier Prints & is called Zippy, http://www.premierprintsfabric.com/zipcys.shtml. The other fabric is Aviary in maize by Thomas Paul available at Calico Corners, http://www.calicocorners.com/product/designer+fabrics+for+the+home/shop+fabrics+by+color/gold/aviary+-+thomas+paul+-+maize.do

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    2. Thank you for posting where the fabric came from. Your chair is beautiful. I purchased a very art deco type office chair from a flea market for $15.00. I am thinking this same fabric will be great on this chair. I do hope the print comes in more than one color. Will be following your posts as I think you have excellent taste and great skills.

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  8. Hi!!! I love your blog. Found you on Pinterest and I LOVE THIS CHAIR!x

    Lura

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  9. Love your chair. Could you give me some information about the nail heads you used. Where did you purchase them and how did you
    apply them to your chair?

    Thank you,
    Shauna

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  10. Love your chair. Could you give me some information about the nail heads you used. Where did you purchase them and how did you
    apply them to your chair?

    Thank you,
    Shauna

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  11. Love your chair. Could you give me some information about the nail heads you used. Where did you purchase them and how did you
    apply them to your chair?

    Thank you,
    Shauna

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    1. Hi Shauna, I used dritz home decorative nails 7/16 inch in nickel. They come in little packets. You can buy them at Joanns and also hancock fabrics. I hammered them in with a rubber mallet. The wood I was hammering them into was quite soft so they didn't bend, but if you have harder wood you may have to drill a tiny pilot hole first otherwise you'll find that they won't go in straight.

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  12. The yellow theme is just so pleasant to look at! :) Thanks for this post! :)

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  13. Hi the chair looks great! How many yards of fabric did you use?

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    1. I'm sorry but I can't remember. Maybe 1 to 2. If you measure your chair you should be able to work it out.

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  14. Oh I wish there was a tutorial for this! Beautiful work! I have two chairs like this & am dying to reupholster them (the cats loved using them as scratching posts haha) and I can't find a tutorial for this type of chair anywhere!! :(

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    1. It's was very easy to do. I posted a mini tutorial on Office Makeover Part 3. It's not very extensive, but you can kind of get the idea. It's really just a lot of pulling, stapling and some glueing.

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  15. So so beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  16. I absolutely love these chairs. I own 4 leather parson chairs that my cat has damaged by scratching the leather. Thanks so much for the idea of reopholstering them maybe in a hot zebra print.

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  17. Awesome chair redo! Was this a no-sew project? I can't sew very well at all. Also, did you tuck the fabric between the back of the chair and the seat? I have six chairs I bought thinking they were leather and six years later have learned they are bi-cast leather as they are actually peeling!

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    1. Yes, this was a no sew project. I pulled the fabric through the back and bottom of the chair and secured it with tacks.

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  18. Just found this on Pinterest. (actually, my husband pinned it for me because he thought I'd like it.) It looks terrific. I've got two chairs I rescued from the side of the road that need to be re-upholstered. I've never done it before, though, so I'm still in thinking it all over mode. :) Your chair is great inspiration. Thanks for sharing!!

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