Upgrade Your Old Office Chair

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Introduction: Upgrade Your Old Office Chair


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


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

Step 2: Dismantle the Chair and Clean.


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

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

Step 4: Paint

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

Step 5: Now the Cushion


-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


-Get all your parts and put them together again.

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    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...

    maybe you should read more closely.

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