Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Bee happy ..... pretty up a chair

I don't know about the rest of you but most office desk chairs come in boring plain colours or too bright you feel sick! I decided to make mine prettier so it fitted into my office better.


I decided to make covers for it.  In the past on a chair before this I actually took the chair apart to cover the seat pads but couldn't be bothered to do this on this chair. 


For the seat I made something similar to a shower cap based on the seat shape with elastic through the edges.  This is hidden underneath.

For the back of the seat I used 2 circle shapes but following the lines of the chair and sewed the 2 pieces together around 3 sides.  I used ribbon instead of elastic for this piece.


When it's fitted just pull the ribbon and tie in a pretty bow.


Both covers can be easily taken off and washed unlike when I took the last chair apart!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

26 comments:

  1. Thats a great idea, looks fab! Scarlett x

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  2. Office chairs do look boring and that is a great way to make it look so much prettier! Good idea.
    Isabelle x

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  3. Very clever and great that they are changeable and washable!
    Dazie
    x

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  4. Clever thinking..great job lovely..wish I was a bit more skilled with the sewing machine : /

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  5. My study chair has the stuffing falling out, so onward with the sewing machine me thinks! x

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  6. I should introduce your chair to mine....covered currently in the same spotty fabric ...in pale green! Mind you this is my first one so like you I took it apart to do it. Perhaps next time I will use your tip.

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  7. Much, much better! Polkadots are magic for prettifying anything :-) I love that you can pop them in the washer too as I don't know about you but I'm always spilling things!

    Jem xXx

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  8. Thanks for sharing that!
    I very kindly had a chair gifted to me on Freegle, but it reeked of cigarette smoke and promptly got covered with a bin bag and put outside to air a little.
    So, after reading your post today and whilst the sun is shining, I'm going to take off the bin bag, strip it down, wipe it down, then re-upholster it and give it a Sandie makeover!
    Watch this space....

    Sandie xx

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  9. that is so cool........inspired, I do envy you your sewing skills!!

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  10. This looks so cool! Thanks for the share and for your sweet comments on my blog!
    Maureen

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  11. Much nicer! So glad I found your post; i have the exact same chair and really needed a way to pretty it up!

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  12. Hi, just calling to say well done for winning my friend, Bibbitybob's sampler! I love the office chair makeover too, and all your great buys. I've just bought a part tea set of vintagey roses and upcycled a duvet and pillow into a summer outfit for a patio set, if you'd like to visit me. xxx

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  13. It looks great you did a really nice job, i love polka dots ;-)) dee xx

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  14. What a clever way to pimp up your chair! You did a wonderful job!

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  15. Looks great, I must try to do something with the black lump in the corner of the dining room.

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  16. I love your darling chair girl friend....I have missed you (chuck)is that an english name for pal??? I even told my husband that coming to see you is on my wish list.
    I think you have the brightest out look on life...your someone every one want's to be around.
    Come visit soon.
    Love ya, Debbie

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  17. What a great idea! I'll try this. x

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  18. What a great and clever idea!! I love the fabric u used for the cover and my computer chair that i'm sitting on right now could do with something like that, so pretty!! I'm your newest follower coz I love your blog :)

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  19. You've made something that can be very ugly very pretty! I love this idea so much, and thanks for sharing it!

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  20. What a super idea it looks very pretty:)

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  21. The chair looks so pretty now - great idea!
    Just spotted your two gorgeous dogs on the sidebar - are they miniature schnauzers?
    Glad to have found your lovely blog!
    Gill

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