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