I keep working on my office / craft room makeover. After upgrading the plastic drawers, it was time to give a new life to my office chair. A nice fabric can always make a big difference! I’m far to finish the office makeover, I still have a big painting job to do. The hardest part it’s gonna be moving all the crafts supplies and books I have around. Meanwhile I give you some tips for covering an office chair.
Let’s start with the seat part. Unscrew it from the base.
Cover the cushion with new fabric. I choose to keep the old fabric because it’s quilted fabric and I wanted the chair to remain comfortable. You have two options to fix the new fabric on the seat; stapling the fabric on the wooden base or sew it on the old fabric. I choose the last one, it works pretty well but takes more time. I already use the sewing technique before and the fabric remain in place perfectly.
Now the back, unscrew it from the base. Mine came in 3 pieces: cushion, plastic back and a plastic front part (which I threw away). The plastic back was fitted into the pillow and when I pull to separate them, the plastic back broken a bit.
With a utility knife, I cut the plastic back cover at the same dimension as the cushion. I fixed the broken parts with glue and duke tape..
Cover the plastic back with fabric. Stretch the fabric and glue it inside the cover using a glue gun.
You can cover the back cushion the same way you did for the seat.
And that’s it, a nice desk chair with 2 yards of fabric. The total cost for this project was 6$ (just the fabric actually). I’m so happy with my new office chair, I hope you like it!
And it looks nice from the back too!