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Granted, the 80s brought us ugly office chairs, bad fashion and Paris Hilton. But if Jane Fonda has evolved from workout video chick to political activist, you can likewise transform your office chair from mainstream to individually appealing.

Step 1: Materials & Tools.

Picture of Materials & Tools.
1) old ugly office chair
2) cloth
3) acrylic paint
4) Freezer Paper (or Makepiesnotsense Sticky Paper).

5) screw driver
6) any measuring tool
7) scissors
8) iron
9) paintbrush
10) staple gun
ToniRose6 years ago
Nicely done. But Jane Fonda was an activist first, workout chick later. Which made the 80s all the weirder.
ryneayers7 years ago
i used the t-shirt transfers from walmart and printed a pic of the web
that must've been a really big picture... or was it just a small portion of the internet?
sorry i meant off
ryneayers7 years ago
this is how the transfer came out on the chair
makepiesnotsense (author)  ryneayers7 years ago
sweet! that's an awesome office chair right there.
blacknkhak7 years ago
dumpster dream dive.
Check out these pimped up Cobra Rally Office Chairs straight from the WRC!

I got one in my bedroom at home that I bought from www.intercounty.com
Very Keri8 years ago
Can I give you a hint? If you use upholstery grade fabric when you "upholster" something, the quality is better. You run into problems like leaving a large butt shaped wrinkle where you've been sitting when you have any kind of stretchy fabric. It doesn't rip or tear as easily, it's more stain resistant and it holds staples better. Upholstery fabric is more expensive, but you don't even need a yard of it for this kind of thing. On a side note, I AM perfectly content with what you've got going, your design is awesome! Takes me back...
noahh8 years ago
This is great! Do you have a "before" picture we could see?
makepiesnotsense (author)  noahh8 years ago
silly me, forgot to do that. the only ones i got are these where you can see the old cover and the base without upholstery, see STEP 2
this is another ugly office chair i plan on altering, see this pic
twisted8 years ago
I saw guitars, and an amp... where do you work? nice job anyways! ~Twisted
makepiesnotsense (author)  twisted8 years ago
thanks! actually, that's not my office, it is my bedroom. it's quite spacious and i keep my guitars and equipment there, for personal practice. office chairs are usually easy to get, most offices try to get rid of old ones, that's why i have it. and that's also why it needed to get altered!!
mikesty8 years ago
Hmm, I might actually do this, since I have some nasty stains on my chair that won't go out, and get worse every time I try to clean them with something.
Hey that's cool! I think it's great any time we can personalize something in an often-times impersonable world. We look for ways to stand out, to be individuals, and to show off our creativity. Rock on!
canida8 years ago
Looks nice! Now you just need to add spinners to your wheels, and maybe some lights under the seat...
Williz8 years ago
Actually looks quite nice with the new upholstry. Good Job.