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

Louis XVI Neo-Classical Chair

I have always loved vintage furniture specially when you mix modern and vintage stuff. My room has a mixture of everything, but still I am trying to unify it a bit at a time. This post is about a beautiful chair. I recently found two images on pinterest and I finally knew what was the name of the design that I really liked. It´s called Louis XVI Neo-Classical Squared Chair even though it´s a bit more masculine than the Rococo style in the right, I think it makes it a little more modern mixable. I personally love how this illustrations compares the differences in styles between each of them. Being an Industrial designer myself I always try to look for quality classic pieces that will last forever and know the importance of good design.

Here you can see how mixed with contemporary decor you can use it so beautifully, this is the set of Fashion Police which I really like, this is a  modern version made by designer Jonathan Adler, I believe he updated the set with a full make over including his famous ceramic designs.

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Since I always wanted one of those chairs I started to search on the web and on the local stores and second hand places (which I love), and found something very similar in Casa Dragon and it was on Sale! it cost only $150 uds compared with Adler´s price that is $1,295 usd mine was a bargain. So I purchase it, of course it needs a little bit of make over, but not much, basically just a new upholstery. So I am searching for a pretty fabric to make it even more perfect.

So stay tone for the make over of this pretty chair and how it will look in my bedroom! I´m so exited to see how it will look at the end!