Boring office chair makeover.

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Having old furniture in your office could be quite depressing. Giving an uplift to your office chair could be a great inexpensive idea to make your office stylish and fun. Right now in my office I have a double desk and is mostly decorated in black-and-white with hints of mint and some coral pink , since I´m currently using a white aluminum Eames chair I wanted my other chair to also match and no look so out of place, so that’s why I choose this striped b/w fabric. This project took me less than an hour and it’s a pretty fun DIY to do on the weekend. You will only need a few tools that you probably already have at your home, I use some leftover fabric that I had from another project so this is a very inexpensive yet dramatic change project you can make for your office.

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 of course a chair, stapler, fabric, screwdriver and some scissors.

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The first step you´ll have to do is to take apart your chair and expose the back part of the sitting and back cushions.IMG_0294

Since I’m using for this project a black-and-white print fabric I’m also adding a liner that helps brighten the white areas of my print. You can see in the picture below the difference it makes using the liner to the white color. Since my chair has dark purple cover it makes my fabric look a little bit dark, but if your chair has a light color fabric or your new fabric is completely dark you can skip this step.

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Go ahead and trace over your pieces of fabric the shape of the cushion leaving an extra 2 inches around the perimeter . Now you can start flipping the cushion over your fabrics and start stapling and tightening the fabric as you go along. IMG_0297

Its very important not to rush, you’ll have to flip your cushion several time to make sure its straight and alined, specially if your fabric has an specific patter or design it could end up crocked or not perfectly alined. Take your time during this step this is what makes it look profesional.

Onces you are done go ahead and trim all the excess fabric with a pair of scissors.

Assemble again the back part of your chair. and you are done! 🙂

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Now you have a very stylish new chair. You can also spray paint the legs and all plastic parts to match your fabric. in my case I decided not too because I wanted to still have a pop of color in this case the translucent purple color that I still like.

Tips on choosing your fabric would be not to choose  very stretchy one and also someone that it’s durable, easy to clean and that goes with your office Decor.

I hope you you’ve liked this post, please let me know in a comment and feel free to share some pictures if you re-created this DIY.IMG_0307

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New Tabs on the shop!

Hello!, Today I share with you my most recent stickers, they are the same tabs as my last post, but with kraft color paper and also a mini version, perfect for number divisions or monthly divisions. I personally have been using these tabs for everything. Very useful and pretty. Check them out on my etsy store.

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these are the mini tabs… 16 in each sheet!.

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The kraft color tabs are so cute!

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These are the sizes !

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Kate Spade Style Soiree Invite

Kate Spade Style Soiree Invite

Hi!.. I want to share with you guys my excitement, because I was invited by Heather the blogger from 
the southern state of mind blog to post my DIY Kate Spade inspired iphone case ,her and other 4 bloggers are inviting people to post at their pages diy projects inspired on kate Spade. They called it Kate Spade Style Soiree, I´m super new in all this blogging things. But it was an honor!..I just opened by blog like 2 weeks ago! How crazy is that!…I belive you can still post your ideas!.. But is not only Kate Spade, for four months they are going to do this Summer Soiree Style Series, four months, four different Style Icons! Check all the projects!  I also posted this project!

DIY Kate Spade inspired iphone case

I have always loved this Kate Spade´s iphone case also the black polka dots one, So I decided to make one myself. This DIY is really simple, you´ll need some basic materials and a couple of days.

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Spray paint in Gold, white, transparent and another color (in my case aqua blue).

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You´ll also need some circular adhesive labels for your pattern I chose ones from 1cm diameter. Also of course you´ll need an iphone case I bought mine on ebay for like 1 or 2 dollars directly from china. 🙂

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I purchase the ones I used in a craft store just like this, but you can find them in places like office depot in small packages and different sizes.

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Step 1: You have to sand a little bit the surface to allowed the paint to stick better, use a very high number sand paper that means a very soft sand paper not rough. After that you have to clean it very well before painting.

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Step 2: Paint the first color, this is the color that the polka dots are gonna be. If you choose another color for the dots this is the time to paint it.

VERY IMPORTANT STEP —> STEP 3: Don´t forget to apply a transparent coat after step 2 especially if you are using metallic colors because when we put the labels on in step 4, metallic paint tends to loose the sparkly coat very easily when you peel the labels off, so we have to protect it with this transparent coat.

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Step 4: Then you´ll stick the labels in order of your design, make sure that they are well put not peeling off.

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Step 5: Go ahead and paint it white very fast because the sticker / labels start to peeling off right away.

Step 6: After its completely dry, you´ll peel off all the labels with the help of a exact knife or a tooth pick.

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Small mistake.  Very important.

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Step 7: If you want the edges colored, you´ll have to use some masking tape or painters tape and go around the whole diameter. I just stick it from a very small edge of 1 millimeter.

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Step 8: Flip over and paint with our favorite color. I put a paper inside so the insides would not  get painted.

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Step 9: Peel off the tape and reveal the perfect colored frame .

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And  tadaaaa!. You have a very beautiful iphone cover that looks awesome, you can do this on any iphone or android phone covers just wont work on silicone ones because the paint will crack.

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You can create any design you´ll like even using basic materials like painters tape or if you have pretty small decals you can used the too. Here are some examples of pretty ones you can accomplish very easily.