I have been on the hunt for a good desk chair for the glass-topped sawhorse desk in my bedroom. I found this one several months ago, but thanks to baby #2 on the way (!) I haven't had much time or energy to do anything with the chair. Enter the second trimester and I am back on the DIY project horse...
I loved the faux bamboo detailing of the chair, but the finish and fabric weren't much to look at. But those are both such an easy fix. I know this chair isn't a piece of fine furniture- it probably has its roots in a Florida motel, like so much faux bamboo on the market today. As such, I don't mind adding a little spray paint and fabric to it.
First I removed the cushion. It was screwed to the bottom of the chair, so all you need is the appropriate screwdriver.
Next step was to spray paint the frame. I used Rustoleum's Glossy White.
The seat cushion was in good shape and had nice welting, but the pattern and colors were awful. I used a seam ripper to remove the welting. My chair would look better if I added welting in my own fabric, but it's 10000 times easier to not mess with that.
Since the chair is going in my bedroom, I used my main bedroom fabric of bamboo and birds on a light green background.
Here is a little glimpse of my bedroom. More pictures to come when I make a couple more changes...
After painting the frame and removing the welting from the cushion, all I had to do was staple the fabric to the seat.
Then I screwed the newly upholstered seat back on to the newly painted frame.
Easy easy! It's just what I need for my desk.
Have you tackled any DIY projects lately?