A Simple Ikea Chair Hack

As part of my office makeover I decided my trusty office chair needed a makeover.

chair beforeMy husband purchased the chair from Ikea years ago and its original red fabric was in terrible shape when I inherited her.  So, I recovered it in this floral and gray fabric, but as you can see the fabric was done with a capital D, plus it didn’t fit in with my new color scheme!

I knew I wanted blue in my new room and had some blue and white stripe fabric left over from a previous project. And, since blue and white stripes are a classic pattern that almost always works, I went for it.

Office Chair Makeover | www.theanatomyofdesign.comTa-da!  Much improved. And, a little side by side…because that’s always fun to see!

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Pinterest is full of similar office-chair makeovers…no one likes those standard black and gray fabrics!  Here are some of my favorites:

A cheap thrift store find turned into a sleek and stylish new office chair! See the transformation at LoveGrowsWild.com

Make over an old vinyl chair with only spray paint! photo IMG_3280.jpg


So, no need to settle for that boring office chair…a staple gun and your favorite fabric (or mod podge for a chair similar to that floral beauty) and you have a chair that suits your style!

I’m signing off for the week to finish up my office makeover and hopefully the sun breaks through these Seattle clouds so I can photograph everything for next week!  See you back here on Monday.

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