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Topic: Ugly Office Chair Easy "Reupholster" w/ Tutorial  (Read 3896 times)
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« on: February 24, 2007 09:34:08 AM »

This was very easy and only took me about 2 hours.  I could tailor it a little better but this is good for now.

Before:


I took the whole chair apart and threw the arms away.  They always get in my way anyway.  Starting with the seat, I simply wrapped the vinyl around and hammered cut tacks (they are little nails that are called that; you can find them at any hardware store) on the straight sides.  I had to use cut tacks rather than a staple gun because the chair is plastic and the gun I have wasn't strong enough to penetrate it.



When I got to the corners I twisted the vinyl like this as I tacked it.  I like the effect it gives.



The top was difficult because of the adjustment knob on the back. I couldn't get the hardware off to put the fabric underneath it AND I had to contend with the metal "spine" that holds the backpiece in place so I decided to just make a slipcover for the top. 


My solution was to make a pillowcase-like top piece and put velcro on the open end so that I could close it around the metal "spine".

And there you have it!
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007 08:47:57 AM »

cool! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2007 10:01:26 PM »

hey, I like that!  it makes me want to get one of those chairs now...
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