Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Reupholstering My Office Chair

I found a great chair at a local thrift store a few months ago and painted and reupholstered it for my office. I love how it turned out. The cushion isn't as firm as I'd like so I may add foam to the seat cushion when I have the energy to take it apart again. This was my first attempt at upholstering and it really isn't too difficult. I think I will definitely attempt it again!

My first step was pulling off the old fabric and trim down to its bare bones

Next I painted all of the wood using Martha Stewart Living metallic paint,
color: vintage gold from Home Depot. It comes pre-mixed in a 10 ounce bottle.
The vintage gold is a beautiful color. It's a light gold with almost a silvery color.
I painted 2 coats. I also pulled off the old batting and added new. I do wish I had
replaced the foam  and when I have time I will.

The next step was cutting the fabric the right size, pulling it tight and
stapling it down. I finished it off by adding some rope trip around the edges,
 which I glued down with a glue gun.

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. It's night and day from the chair I
purchased for $15.00! It will be a great addition to my office and the
perfect punch of color.

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