Desk chair makeover

I’ve been without an office chair for quite a while now and have been on the lookout for an inexpensive replacement. Something wooden or upholstered, but not the big, black rolling things that are so common these days.

Just my luck the other night, Josh and I were driving around in his truck and saw this sad little chair on the curbside. It was a little wobbly and rather an ugly duckling with its stained wood and green vinyl seat. I knew a quick paint job and new seat cover would work like a charm.

Here it is all sanded down. The seat was held on by four screws, so it was really easy to pop off. Josh tightened all the bolts and that got rid of the wobble.

Recovering the seat was easy because we just stapled new fabric over the existing vinyl. I had a few fat quarters on hand which were the perfect size. I pick up a few that catch my eye every so often because they are less than a dollar. I decided on a neutral but graphic pattern since I’ve not decided on the color scheme of the room just yet.

I used white paint I still had on hand, then screwed the seat back on, and it looks as good as new!

Not a bad little “before” and “after”, huh? Especially since I didn’t have to pay a dime.

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