Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Desk Chair Makeover

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My daughter and I are re-decorating her room.  We’re off to a great start with many new things, but today I wanted to share with you how we transformed a sad old card-table chair into a sassy pink and black desk chair.
We started with this:
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Not a bad chair.  When I was in college, I studied in this chair. When I was in my thirties, this chair saw many a Bunko game.  Now in my 40s, this chair is my daughter’s desk chair.  And daughter is into pink.  Hot pink.  So this dated card table chair needed a facelift!
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The back of the chair only had 3 screws holding the back in place, and the seat only had five screws.
Once the back and seat pieces were removed, I spray painted the chair hot pink.
When I took the screws out and moved the backing aside, it looked like this:
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I used a screwdriver and pliers to remove the bajillion staples off the back:
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It’s slow going because like I said there were a bajillion:
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After I removed the old fabric, I cut a piece of the new fabric marking my measurements with chalk on the wrong side so I’d know where to cut.
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Next I placed the back and the foam onto the fabric and stapled all the way around.  Honestly, this is where I turned over the project to my husband as my staple gun broke and he used an electric one to finish.
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We used the same screws to put everything back together and now daughter has a hot pink desk chair.
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before and after chair
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2 comments:

  1. How cute! You make that update look so easy that I'll be keeping my eye out for chairs to make over now. Thanks for sharing your project!

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  2. Lori, you continually amaze me with your projects. But what I like most is that this was your chair and after its update, your daughter will enjoy it too.

    Hugs, Loretta

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