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saltandpepper
« on: February 03, 2008 01:24:45 PM »

So I had a free Sunday to do nothing and I was looking at my desk chair.  I got one of those cheap ones years ago and had it covered with a slip cover like thing that was my first ever sewing project and it was just not good.  Well I had a bunch of musical note fabric laying around because I bought two meters instead of just one (you know how the story goes...) so I put it to good use.  Anyways....
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After:

Close-up of fabric:

Anyways now that I have my musical chair done it means I must go practice my music... dang those craft projects with a purpose!!
Hope you like it and comment please!
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dishwasher182
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008 01:26:26 PM »

very cute! did you have to take it apart to apply the fabric?
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saltandpepper
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008 01:30:10 PM »

very cute! did you have to take it apart to apply the fabric?

Yep, I took the back off and the fabric covered part popped out of its little plastic shell and then I took the bottom of the chair off and it did the same thing.  I just upholstered the new fabric over the old because I was not pulling out millions of staples!!
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dishwasher182
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2008 01:32:59 PM »

hmmm i shall have to try this with my boring black chair Smiley
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saltandpepper
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2008 01:35:38 PM »

It was really simple... all it took was less than an hour, a screwdriver, a staple gun and some fabric.  I also added extra foam to the bottom of my chair for extra comfort (and because the screws from underneath used to stab me!!)
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plockmatic60
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2008 01:51:54 PM »

Much better! That fabric is really cute!
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pickled_peppers
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2008 02:16:40 PM »

Stupid me! I just donated my old office chair, and it looked just like yours! Sad I'm jealous. Smiley True, I love my new office chair, but a easily customizable chair that I just let slip through my fingers...!? What have I become? Grin
I love the transformation! Much less boring Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2008 07:46:17 PM »

AHH! Musical fabric!

I have an old chair from my dad's office, so I think that I may try this. Goodbye, old scratchy maroon upholstery!
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2008 06:13:16 PM »

Great job! I am trying to convince my husband to leave our boring desk chairs behind when we move, but maybe this would be a nice compromise  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2008 05:38:05 AM »

Good Idea! I have a chair like that! I should take the idea  and change the fabric to something cool!
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