Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Office Chair Re-do

I have been working on my closet office  It is looking better, but, not quite done yet.  I did want to show you my chair though.

This is what I started with -- sorry, I forgot to take a before picture.  However, it was a chair just like this, only all white.

This is a chair pad my kids got me for Christmas.

The bottom is very sticky (even picked up some paint -- YIKES).   However, it is very ugly (sorry kids).  It also made me feel older.

Now, this is the coolest thing ever, this is an awesome burlap sack.  I ordered it from burlapfabric.com.  What a wonderful cover for my ugly cushion.

I wanted to keep the sticky on the back so the pad won't slide around.  I just measured the top and sides and cut a piece out.  I love the stripe, so I made sure that is would be on the piece I cut out.

This is awesome if you don't want to sew (or don't know how).

Just run a line all around the burlap so it wont unravel on you.

I pinned the cushion together because that is how it looks in the chair and I wanted a snug fit.

I waited for the glue to dry then I sprayed it with tacky glue and pressed it down smooth.  I just tucked and glued all the edges.  I now the underneath is not pretty, but, I wanted to keep the sticky part so it would hold in my chair in place.

I then took some black paint, a brush and added No. 1 to it with some stencils I got from Wal-Mart.

Not too bad.  I like it much better than the the solid black pad.  Now on to the chair.

It was an old chippy white chair.  I didn't sand it because I wanted the chippy look to show through. I'm happy with the way it turned out.  I just used a glossy yellow paint from Wal-Mart.

I did sand it in areas and used a little stain to help the distress show through.

Well, that is that.  What do think?
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. That looks fabulous! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

  2. This is a great refashion and upcycle! Love it! You should link this up to The CSI project starting today. The challenge is refashions/upcycles. This would be perfect and you just might be a winner!
    Come on by!

  3. THis is Gorgeous! I just adore the yellow and you had me at Burlap! I am you newest follower~
    Hope you stop by and join in my under 300 followers blog hop tomorrow!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  4. Love how this all came together! I am about to distress my office chair and now I can't wait too! I came across 100+ burlap bags on craigslist and those would be perfect! Thank you for sharing :) I would love if you came over and shared at my first party!



  5. Looks great Rhonda!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  6. This came out really cute! I love anything with Burlap. ANYTHING! Found you via the blog hop and am now a new follower!

  7. Looks very good!! So cute. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime! Pinning this for sure.

  8. You did great! I love the look of this chair!! Thanks for linking this up to Fantabulous Friday at Little Becky Homecky!!

  9. What do I think? I think I LIKE!

  10. Love the color. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  11. Thanks so much for sharing your project with us over at Craft Junkie Too. Your project is one of our featured favorites this week so please stop by and check it out and grab the featured me button for your blog. ~ Tracy

  12. It came out great! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  13. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:

  14. I cant see the whole room, but while it is fun as it, I'd consider adding a stamped yellow flower(s) of the same color as the chair. That will tie everything together better, I believe. But you know, I'm a flower girl.. ;-)

    Anyhow, it is really cute already.
    Thank you for linking it up at http://www.FineCraftGuild.com
    Hope to see you again later today with something else fabulous!!

  15. I really like the seat it looks great! Stopping by to say Hi from the blog hop. Come visit sometime, tea is cold and no shoes are required. Kathy B. http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com new follower

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