Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Old Office Chair Redone



Do you have one of those old, ugly, brown leather office chairs that the "leather" has cracked on?  Well, I did and it scratched my legs when I sat on it.

So, one day I decided to recover it.  It was fairly easy.  I used Moda fabrics.  I covered the seat with a layer of batting and the fabric and covered it just like you do a seat on any chair.  Pull it taunt underneath and staple it.  Remember, to work from center top to center bottom and then center left to center right.  Then work in the fabric in between your staples.  That way, you won't have an excess of fabric at one point.



Lay the chair down and trace the back on newspaper.  Add a seam allowance.  I added a pocket to the back of mine.  Add a layer of batting on this part also.  You know me, I had to add to it so I added vintage lace doilies, coordinating cording to the bottom, a ruffle and a strap across the back.  Look at the beautiful vintage buckle I used.
So now, my chair looks better and definitely sits better.
Enjoy!!
Till next time, Judy

9 comments:

  1. Oh my word!!! I love it so much. You are Amazing!!

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  2. Absolutely AWESOME! I'd like to cover mine..it's so comfy but it's black. Big and black...

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Cheery wave from
    Bev

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  3. I did something like this with one of our office chairs - but I didn't add the pretty pocket that you have!

    xo
    Claudia

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  4. You are an endless source of energy! Nice re-do!

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  5. wow...that is a wonderful renew! Thanks for giving the idea.
    http://bestofficechairz.com/

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  6. oh!
    how!
    cute!!!!!

    i so love the surprise of the dainty buckle on the back. sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    cute, miss judy!!!!

    like brenda said, is there anything that you do NOT do?

    love ya, miss talented you!

    becky

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  7. This is just darling. I love the sweet detail...So many feminine touches.
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

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  8. that is a wonderful..Amazing
    There are office chairs simply to sit on and to make our guests comfortable...

    funique

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