Vintage Desk Chair Makeover


Do you ever have that piece of furniture sitting around your house that you have been meaning to makeover for a long time? I have a bunch. I always wait for that perfect moment of motivation that comes when inspiration strikes for me to re-do a piece that I have been hoarding for a while. Enter $5 vintage desk chair. This piece has been sitting in my garage since last summer. I knew one day I would use it in some sort of office space in our home, but neglected to have an office space until recently. More on that space later. This week I did a quick makeover on the chair & I love that I have a cute & quirky little chair to work at now, & as a bonus, it’s super comfortable.

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The fabric on the chair is from Hobby Lobby. For 2 yards I believe I payed around $7 with a coupon {Tip: get the Hobby Lobby app on your phone & they usually have a 40% off coupon on there for you to use} I used my staple gun to put the fabri onto the two cushions. I sanded the chair down & simply stained the wood with Minwax special walnut stain. The chair has lots of little imperfections, but that’s what steals my heart is all the wear and tear. It gives it character.


I’m loving how this chair looks for now in our space Knowing me it won’t stay like this forever, but because covering this chair was so easy, it’s an easy change if I ever want to & it won’t be too much of a tedious project. By changing out the fabric the whole look of the chair will be perfect now that the wood is restored. What do you think of this chair makeover? Do you like the fabric? I can’t wait to show you the rest of this space. Talk to you soon… linking to.

Update: You can now see the DIY desk that I made out of some old barstools {here} 

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  4. Candy

    Looks great! I know this is a crazy question, but I’m gonna ask anyway, lol. I have an old upholstered very comfortable office chair that I bought at a flea market for $15 and my plan was to paint it because husband said the arms of the chair wouldn’t come off. I couldn’t tell by your pics, but did you disassemble the chair and remove the old fabric or did you cover it with the new fabric? Secretly, that’s what I’m hoping because it sure would make it a whole lot easier, lol.
    Thanks so much!

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