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.
1) old ugly office chair
3) acrylic paint
4) Freezer Paper (or Makepiesnotsense Sticky Paper).
5) screw driver
6) any measuring tool
10) staple gun
Step 2: Back & Seat.
Use your screwdriver to remove both pads, the back and the seat.
Softly tear off the old fabric to free the upholstery from its cover.
Step 3: Cloth & Print.
Use your measuring tool to find out how much fabric you will need approximately for the size of your back and seat pad. You'll need enough to cover the edges, in order to staple it on the back of the pad, later on. I recommend using it double if it's thin fabric.
Before you span the fabric over the pads, think of a cool print for the backing pad. I don't recommend having an illustrated seat, for you will have to sit on it. And if you do that you show the design that you do not respect it. Now, iron your cloth and use this method to get a stenciled piece of fabric. If you are in possession of freezer paper, use bignothing's method.
Step 4: Tighten & Staple.
Your print is completely dry? That means you can proceed: Span your two pieces of ironed clothing over the pads. On the back of the pad, on the edges, there's gonna be some bulk fabric, cut that off. Be sure to really tighten them, avoiding emergence of any crinkles in the viewable side of the fabric. Then, staple the cloth onto the back of the pad.
Step 5: Plugs & Pads.
There are plugs on the pads which need to be plugged back into the chair's body. Therefore you've got to make sure there's no cloth covering them, they need to be as they were in order to get the pads back on your office chair.
Forceful but gentle, push the pads back into their initial position into the chair's body. It might require a well-projected punch or three. I covered them with a towel for this purpose.
Step 6: It's Ready,