Introduction: Upgrade Your Old Office Chair

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My studio's chair was kinda old and the seat was flat, so I repaired it and turned it into a tres chic element in my studio. I started taking the pics after dismantling the chair, sorry for the missing pic of the chair before the makeover.

Step 1: Find Your Victim

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Sorry, I started dismantling the chair before taking the picture.

Step 2: Dismantle the Chair and Clean.

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If you want to paint the plastic parts as I did you must deeply clean all the parts, so the paint sticks well to the plastic.

*Ask your cat for help, mine helped supervising all the process

Step 3: Add Primer

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Add primer to the plastic to ensure that the paint stays where you want.

Step 4: Paint

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Paint and let dry. It's about 18 hours so the smell of the spray goes completely away.

Step 5: Now the Cushion

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-Remove the staples. I did it just with one side for making it easier.
-Take some stuffing material, I got mine from a crafts&fabric store. (and it's kitty aproved)
-Cut the stuff by the size of the chair
-Fill the cushions and re-staple.
-Get your new fabric and cover the cushion with it. Staple. (sorry, no pic)

Step 6: Assemble

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-Get all your parts and put them together again.


jacob2die4 (author)2010-08-28

hm.. not too helpful u should have shown how u got the fabric on n everything.. nice fabric though jacob

Yeah, because its really hard to go to the fabric store and pick one...

tokymaru (author)Supergatovisual2010-10-17

maybe you should read more closely.

jacob2die4 (author)tokymaru2010-10-17

him or me? lol..

tokymaru (author)jacob2die42010-11-06

him. (i should read more instructables, then it wouldn't take me a month to reply to comments)

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