Saturday, January 23, 2010

A Ruffled Skirt Office Chair

My hobby room projects are getting done one by one. I changed the fabric on this office chair several weeks ago, but added the ruffled skirt to give it a little personality.

Below is the chair when we were given it {free!}. It functioned well but the arms needed a good cleaning and the gray fabric doesn't fit in our home. I unscrewed the arms and gave them a good soapy scrub and they cleaned up well. I picked up some black denim with a bit of stretch in the fabric for $4 a metre. The seat and arms were unscrewed and upholstered with a staple gun. 
The back of the chair would not unscrew easily so I made a bit of a slipcover and then used the staple gun to close it at the bottom.


Part of making over my hobby room involves sorting through fabric and organizing my supplies. I also want to update a few things I already have. I decided to take the time to hem and gather a long strip of the fabric and hot glue it to the chair. This project cost less than $8. Not bad for a free chair.


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17 comments:

  1. This is fabulous!!! Oh the ruffle is just so sweet sweet sweet. I've covered an office chair at a previous office in cow print material before. It was a hoot!

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

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  2. Not bad for a free chair at all! Love how you made it your own with the skirt.

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  3. Now that's what I need in my office! It would make me happy every day I took a seat!

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  4. What a cute little idea. I'm fixing to be recovering mine and this give me great inspiration.

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  5. oh cute! the basic black skirt, just what every office chair needs ...hey! I think it even looks slimmer.

    again...cute!

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  6. What a wise makeover, so functional and cute.

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  7. Love the ruffle skirt office chair! It is so gorg!!!

    Bon @ Drab to Fab

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  8. Great job on the chair, it looks so cute! Just found you...

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  9. The ruffle is adorable! You made that chair fabulous!

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  10. Cute! So much more personality!

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  11. Oh my! What a cute makeover!
    And quite a bargain at just 8.00. :-)

    Kimberly

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  12. It looks great, I love the ruffle. I'm planning on doing this with my office chair too!

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  13. Great to have this chair back again! It's a real stunner!

    Donna

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  14. What a great idea! I love what you did with the chair. The pillow is pretty too. Such a pretty space.

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