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office chair makeover {a tutorial}

how to update an office chiar

I recently shared my craft room makeover with you all, and one of my favorite parts of the space is my updated office chair in shades of pink, gray and white. I don’t know why, but I’ve been drawn to pink more lately, and I’ve especially been drawn to it in this space, that is all my own and can be as girly and fun as I’d like.

This is the before of my office chair:

office chair makeover
I do still love the red and blue fabric I used, but, alas, it was time for something different. Here’s how I did it:

fabric (can be quilting or home décor weight)
hot glue gun or upholstery stapler

Step 1: I used about a yard of home décor weight fabric for this makeover. I began by taking the original fabric off the top part of the chair (the frame just pops off, so I didn’t hot glue it or anything last time and it held just fine), and cut out a piece of fabric the same size to recover with.

office chair makeover

Step 2: Unsnap the top of the chair, take your fabric and tuck it into the back of the chair. You’ll probably need a dowel or popsicle stick to stretch and pull the fabric taut. Once taut, the chair easily snaps back together again.

office chair makeover

Step 3: And now it’s time to tackle the seat of the chair. I just laid the seat (it unscrews from the chair frame), facedown, on top of my fabric, cut out a square of fabric a bit bigger than I thought I’d need, and began by hot gluing the four edges down on top of the cardboard backing.

office chair makeover
Next, it’s time to fold the corners (similar to how you wrap a gift), and hot glue down.

office chair makeover
Rescrew the seat back down, and you’re done! Here’s the chair in all it’s glory…isn’t she lovely?

craft room tour

Thanks for reading about my office chair update! Have a great day!

Heidi @ Happiness is Homemade

Friday 11th of April 2014

I totally need to do this, too! It looks great! :)


Monday 7th of April 2014

Great Idea and it turned out so cute!


Thursday 27th of March 2014

Your office chair turned out great! Love the fabric.


Monday 24th of March 2014

Oh this is beautiful!! Love it!


Monday 24th of March 2014

Thank you so much! BTW, I checked out your shop and LOVE IT! What a GREAT idea for an Etsy shop! Seriously cute. xo