office chair makeover

So we are in a new apartment and I am on a mission to make things more home-y, starting with our eye-sore of an office. In about an hour's time and with less than a yard of fabric, our office chair transformed from this:

to this!

Big improvement, right? I found the instructions at Design*Sponge in the DIY section. I don't have a staple gun (really need one of those...) so I just used generous amounts of hot glue and it worked like a dream. Now if only I could do something about this carpet...

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18 comments:

gigi said...

That is way cute. You did a great job.

Erica said...

Looks great! We just got new carpet in our office...but have no furniture yet...haha! Love that website too, thanks for sharing!

The Activity Mom said...

That is ADORABLE! Ok I have an office chair like that but it has a tall, wide back. I wonder if I can do the same thing...

Jaime said...

It looks so cute. Thanks for sharing it!!

Melanie said...

I'm totally sick of the "apartment look" too, so we're decorating a bit at a time. If we had an office, and an office chair, I'd recover it too :)

BTW, I did my own version of that birdie mobile. Check it out!

http://craftycupboard.blogspot.com/2009/08/operation-slim-that-stash-bird-mobile.html

Lindsay said...

Looks good!

Julie said...

Looks like we have the exact same office chair, and I will DEFINITELY be doing this to jazz mine up. Thanks so much for the idea :) You're amazing!

Rose said...

uhhh, WOW!!! I'm stunned! What material did you use (or do you know??) Gorgeous!!

Rebekah said...

Fab!

annie said...

Hi Jill,

My name is Annie and I just recently started following your blog. I'm not really very crafty, but I really enjoy all the wonderful creations you make! (O:

This chair is really cute!

Have a great day!

Nancy said...

Nice!

Phoenix Rising said...

You have given me hope!! THANK YOU!

Kayla said...

Wow! I am SUPER impressed! You've got my eyeing my chair now. Hmm...

We are the Zitzmans said...

Who knew a generic office chair could turn out so cute!

Lena said...

That really does look great!

Molly said...

I honestly gasped when I scrolled down and saw the "after". I was casually scrolling, have lots of tabs open, and then *bam!* there's this beautiful computer chair. I was not anticipating that! It's wonderful! Quite an improvement!!!

Eva said...

wow!! I have the exact same chair at my computer desk, I can't wait to try this out thanks for sharing :)

Sarah said...

Jill,
I just bought a chair on craigslist and I'm about to go to town. GREAT idea! You continue to be such a huge source of inspiration for me! And thanks for the tip about Design Sponge's DIY section... I had no idea there were so many great projects over there.
-Sarah from Create Studio
www.createstudio.blogspot.com