Craft Room Chair

I don’t think I’ve told you, but I’m working on vamping up my craft room.  It’s in the works.  But the chair is done, and I LOVE it!!  I found the basic office chair at a thrift store and redid it:

WOW, right?!  What a difference paint and fabric can make!! 

Did you know these kind of chair could come apart – I wasn’t sure, but they do.

After taking off the seats, I spraypainted everything else.  It’s a plastic chair, so I was sure to use the spraypaint specially designed for plastics (I used Krylon Fusion for plastics in red).  My husband was skeptical of paint sticking to plastic (he’s a plastics engineer) but it worked great!

Then I wrapped my fabric around the seat parts and stapled it to the back.  I didn’t even take off the old fabric – just wrapped over it all.
Then screw it all back together and you’re done.  The chair went from “drab” to “fab” (my model was begging to sit on it for a picture) – I really love it! 

If you want to see more of my craft room, check out my Craft Room Tour Post:

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  1. says

    So jealous of those reupholstering skills. I’m inspired to work on some chairs here at the house that could really use some help now!

  2. says

    Love it! What a huge difference! My sister is working on a craft room and picked out that same fabric! I also redid a rocking chair with that fabric and painted it red, you and I must have the same taste! :)

  3. says

    oooh, I love it! I have a chair I want to redo, also, but never thought of dismantling and painting it first! Thank you for sharing the inspiration!!!

  4. says

    Can’t believe it, except I see all the proof with your pics. WOW,, I know sooo simple but who would have thought to do it. My son ha that nasty looking chair in hi room right now, how exciting that I can turn it into something cool, with just a few steps. Thanks for your AWESOME tutorial, and if you have the urge to link up to just one more party, I have a new one over at my place. :) Thanks again!!!!

  5. says

    OMG! You just made me the happiest gal alive. We recently renovated our home office and I tried to get my husband to use a handsome wooden chair for his desk space, but he insisted it wasn’t comfortable enough. So, I let him bring his old office chair back in. But, now I see I can give it a facelift to match the other chair and table cloth in our office! Oh happy day. Thanks for sharing.


  6. says


    I am wanting to recover my office chair but am afraid I will break the back if I yank too hard. Did yours come off easily? Do you have any tips?


  7. says

    As I sit here blogging on a ripped office chair I rejoice in glee and I have a new project for the hubby & me! How cute is this rhyme! Thanks for this fabulous idea! I am putting it on my to do list.

  8. says

    WOW! Just clicked over from Crafting with the Stars. I shouldn’t be surprised this linked me to you, you alway do AH-mazing stuff. Good luck on the competition. I just entered too! Fingers crossed.

    Just Another Day in Paradise

  9. says

    oh my gosh, how great is this redo/!?!?!?! love it. how did the paint hold up?

    ps found you while googling “chair redo”

  10. says

    I love it! I’m so totally doing this to my craft room chair. Couple of questions – 1) how much yardage did you need? 2) How did you paint the wheel covers without painting the wheels?

  11. says

    Wow and double wow!!! This is just what I need! I’d love wheels at my machine and the usual ones are just so ugly. Can’t wait to have a go – thanks! P.S. found you from PR&P. Good luck!

  12. says

    Ooh ooh ooh, ah! I so need to redo my chair now. It is a used one with a corner missing in the seat fabric and so needs a redo. Thank you for the inspiration.

  13. says

    I recently redid a desk chair like that for my daughter but I used duct tape, it turned out really cute, using the duct tape with cupcake print on it and it was super easy.

  14. says

    HI! I know I’m super late to this post but I love what you did with the chair. I have the exact same one and am trying to upgrade it. How did the get top part dismantled? Mine doesn’t have any screws so I was wondering if you just popped it off with lever or what?

  15. says

    Hope they all come apart as easily. I’ve thought about doing that to my drafting chair for a long time. Thanks for the encouragement. Yours looks great!

  16. Janice says

    This is the best explanation of how to repaint and reupholster an office chair that I’ve seen! I’m in the middle of a “quilt cave” redo and the chair in front of my sewing machine is in desperate need of a makeover. This fabric looks offhand like quilting fabric (Amy Butler’s maybe?). Is it? Or is it home dec fabric? Thanks for posting this tutorial.

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