Have an old boring black uncomfortable office chair? Re-cover it!
Krista purchased a new office chair for her computer area, so there was the old chair which we decided would be nice to have at the craft work table. We bought a yard of canvas at JoAnn’s in a print to coordinate with the craft area; 3/4 of a yard would have been plenty.
- The chair came apart quite easily – hex bolts held the cushioned back onto the spine of the chair. I made a simple two-piece slipcover for the back by tracing its outline, and slip-stitched it on at the bottom. I cut tiny slits into the places where the bolts would connect.
- The seat was equally easy to remove. For this, we purchased a 3″ thick piece of foam, which fortuitously was the same approximate size as the seat. With hefty scissors, I curved the corners according to seat dimensions, and then cut the top edges at a slant.
- I placed the fabric on the floor, wrong side up, then the foam, then the seat, bottom side up. When hubby came home from work, I stood on the stack, and he used a staple gun (1/4″ staples) to attach fabric and foam all together to the underside of the seat. Corners first, then one middle on each side, then finish with staples fairly close together, stretching fabric for a snug fit.
- Reassemble chair.