How To: Office Chair Makeover

by Jill W

How To: Office Chair Makeover

The task chair, or desk chair is a familiar and constantly used part of the office environment. Its hard to find a unique chair that fits your taste and is cohesive with the rest of your creative space. However, in only a few steps you can turn your drab, boring chair into something that can spice up your space!   

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Devolve a Chair Into Sculptural Art

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Devolve a Chair Into Sculptural Art

We've repurposed discarded chairs by stripping, painting and reupholstering, but it never occurred to us to turn a mass-produced, discarded chair into a whittled down piece of sculptural art. Asked to upcycle an unvalued object for an article 'Hack It Better', London artist Karen Ryan continued her Whittle series with Chair No. 3. Here's what she started with before she got busy with her pen knife. 

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Adirondack Chair Made of Pallets

by DIY Maven

 

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Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama makes furniture out of wood pallets, which she sells. She also sells plans to make some of the furniture as well. The up and downside for Ms. Tolstrup is that her for-sale plans are simple, which also means they're knock-off-able using just the pictures of the completed projects. Take, for example, this lounge chair. It could be an inexpensive alternative to a traditional Adirondack lawn chair. To help create...

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The very do-able Sedia 1.

by DIY Maven

The very do-able Sedia 1.
Enzo Mari designed the 'Sedia 1' chair back in 1974. Its low-end materials and 'needs assembly' construction would have made it affordable for the masses. That was Enzo's intention, but the chair never went into production...until now that is, thanks

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How to Turn and Ikea Chair into a Beside Table

by DIY Maven

How to Turn and Ikea Chair into a Beside Table

Oh, my, how I do love this project. Kate had the marvelous idea of adding a drawer and a lamp to an Ikea ivar chair. The results are worthy of a round of applause, don'tcha think? To make one of these for ourselves, Kate says to accumulate the following:

  • Ikea ivar chair
  • Ikea trål sconce
  • Ikea snodd knobs (or any knob of your choice)
  • A wood box or crate or old drawer (must be 12″ wide and under 12″ long. Kate used this wood craft box from...

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Someday, I Will Own an Authentic Eames Lounge...Until Then, This Will Do Just Fine.

by Chris Gardner

Someday, I Will Own an Authentic Eames Lounge...Until Then, This Will Do Just Fine.

The Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671) set by Herman Miller is, to me, not only the most iconic piece of mid-century design, but the most perfect piece of furniture. Ever. And a new one in cherry or walnut start at $3,000, and a 50th anniversary chair in Santos Palisander rosewood starts at about $4,500, with authentic vintage chairs fetching that much or more.

My new-to-me Frank Doerner copy, on the other hand, cost me just over $100. I...

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Converting an Old TV into a Chair.

by Chris Gardner

From Apartment Therapy Unplugged:

"We've seen vintage TVs turned into storage units and even aquariums to house our scaly friends, but we've never seen such a shag-a-licious chair like this before! It's an image from the 1986 architecture book "Freestyle: The New Architecture and Design from Los Angeles" by Tim Street-Porter"

Converting an Old TV into a Chair.

I guess the how-to goes like this: remove the screen, remove the guts, applied shag, and sit!

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Before and After: $4.99 Goodwill Chair Upholstery Demo

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Before and After: $4.99 Goodwill Chair Upholstery Demo

Remember the stress of doing a demonstration speech in Speech 101? Reupholstering this chair in front of a classroom full of interior design students gave me the opportunity to sweat through this lovely experience one more time. Cutting foam, adding natural cotton batting (very fluffy and clumpy), and upholstering this mod side chair in front of a young, design hungry group made me vow to get better at these demos so I might take this show on the road. See what you think.

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