I needed a small chair on wheels for my little sewing desk. It took a while to find one without a black or chrome base. The fabric was in rough shape, with a decade or two of dust trapped in the fabric and foam, but it was an easy fix to replace the padding and fabric.
The before, partially dismantled:
And, of course, someone came to investigate whatever silly thing I was doing sitting on the floor.
This looks so great!
Seeing your post reminds me that I bought some upholstery fabric for a chair of my own and put it in the closet and totally forgot! I should get it out and work on mine too.
It turned out really pretty!
I’ve slipcovered office chairs, but never done a full reupholster. Awesome!
What an amazing redo/rescue! I have a wheelie desk chair set aside for recovering, but I haven’t yet had the hutzpah to really tackle it… but maybe your amazing transformation will be the kick in the rear I need.
This is inspiring, during the lockdown years I gained a grubby office chair from work, there were many worse ones than the one i got!!!
Maybe I should consider an upholster / recover project?? Especially now, several years later when people who visit might think it’s my “grub” on the chair
What a beautiful upcycle!
An “investigator” similar to yours is why I need to do the same thing! Great job!
Thanks. Luckily, she rarely sits on it - perhaps because it’s on wheels and moves when she jumps on it.
Thank you, There’s ‘something’ about stains on a seat that causes panic. The passenger seat in the car has a stain, which I swear is from a leaky waterbottle, I really need to clean!
Thanks. And Mimi knows she’s cute and never lets me forget it!
This chair was simple to recover - just fabric, padding, a staple gun and some upholstery tacks. I did another one that was a pain - I just need to take some photos to post.
What a beautiful transformation.
Thanks you. Yesterday, I was sorting through some of my extensive fabric collection and found the rest of the fabric. And remembered I want to cover my dressmaker form with it. That’s not going to be as easy as redoing the chair. So I packed away again - out-of-sight-out-of-mind!
This is such a fantastic upgrade from boring old office upholstery.
You did an amazing job and I love the placement of the flowers.
Beautiful job! It really looks great!
Excellent work! I love the upholstery tacks!
What a great upcycle! I love that you rescued such a nice wooden desk chair too, that’s really special.
Thank you. It took a long time scouring Kijiji to find it!