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« on: May 10, 2007 04:04:38 PM »

My boyfriend's mom left this old computer chair with us. It was in pretty bad shape, but I cleaned it up, spray painted it white and covered it in pretty fabric.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/KungFuGirlfriend/chair003.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/KungFuGirlfriend/chair002.jpg
And here is a close up of the fabric, which actually came from a 3$ tablecloth I got at the dollar store.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/KungFuGirlfriend/chair001.jpg
I'm thinking of adding a ruffle around the seat, but I'm not sure yet, and I need a nap. Grin

UPDATE: So, I ended up not adding the ruffle after all. I also don't have this chair anymore, it was horribly uncomfortable and for some reason I thought making it look cute would make it feel better for my butt  Roll Eyes. I ended up giving it to my little cousin, it shouldn't hurt her skinny 8 yr. old butt as much as mine.

If anyone is interested in how I did the chair, the bottom and the back part are just plastic pieces held on by screws, so I just took them off and spray painted them, and then screwed them back on after I covered the padded parts. As far as recovering went, I just cut out fabric in a similar shape as the chair parts, pulled it tight, and stapled it into place. It was pretty easy and took me about an hour to construct after the paint had dried. I recommend getting a staplegun, I don't have one and it would have been a lot faster had I not had to use a normal stapler! I am planning on getting a new computer chair, a much comfier one to do this to. Oh, and a staplegun.
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2007 04:33:00 PM »

That is so amazing! I have never seen anything done to a computer chair that I thought was cute, but you definitely just won. And I think a ruffle would be really cute.
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2007 04:34:24 PM »

That turned out great! Love the fabric, and that you painted it white. Also I would add the ruffle, it would really be a nice touch.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2007 04:45:04 AM »

SO SO SO SO CUTE!!!!! I love it.  I dont know about the ruffle myself though.  I think that it perfectly simple and lovely right now and I am not sure if the ruffle would make it look over board for me, i'm just having trouble visualizing it at the moment though.  Great choice of fabric.  and the white just makes it so classy in itself! Great job
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2007 06:32:14 AM »

I love it - just how it is!
Perhaps I lack imagination but I'm not seeing a ruffle...
...maybe a braid trim?
or just how it is!
yeah... I love it just how it is!! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2007 10:59:18 AM »

Another vote for the ruffle. I love the fabric.
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2007 12:56:22 PM »

It's lovely! How did you get the fabric to go underneath the white part of the chair? - do the cushions come out?
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2007 01:01:16 PM »

What a sweetie that little chair is. It's so funny how you went from industrial bleh to cute retro with it.
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2007 06:45:53 AM »

 :)how did you do it? i have a chair that needs help!
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2007 12:22:10 PM »

Sweet! I will never look at boring old office furniture in the same way.

Ruffle? I think it looks fine just as it is. But, up to you, of course.
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