Skip to main content
Four or five years ago, one of my art-major college friends decided to make over her desk chair. While she'd bought it new, it was an inexpensive standard task chair, the kind you see at any number of student desks, and she'd had it for years. She put tropical fabric on the seat and gave it a grass skirt. Instant luau!

Similar in spirit is Goodwill Hunting, a thrift-store chair makeover from Curbly's ModHomeEcTeacher. The chair itself cost less than $10, and was covered with about a yard of fabric. All you have to do is disassemble any seat pads, trace a pattern for the new coverings, attach the new fabric (and a scrap fabric for areas that aren't visible), and reassemble the chair. Grass skirts are optional.

Although there are a wealth of cool prints out there, this will probably be more durable if you do it with upholstery fabric or canvas or something equally heavy (a lot of online fabric shops currently have really cute Japanese canvas prints that sell for about $16-20 per yard). The procedure requires some tool savvy and common sense, so I'm happy to see that the author of the tutorial did not skimp on safety warnings.

[Thanks, Ryan!]


Source

  • jacki

    Wow! That's cool!
    Check this out too:
    http://www.fakebuddy.com

    Reply
  • 1 Comments / 1 Pages

Add Your Comments

  • New Users
  • Returning

If you are posting a comment for the first time, please enter your name and email address in the fields above. Your name will be displayed with your comment. Your email address will never be displayed.

Add Your Comment

Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.

When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.

To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.

Advertisement

Follow Us

  • No features currently available.

  • More Hot Topics The Daily Fix  •  DIY Warrior  •  Home Ec  •  Handmade
    DIY Disaster Doctor  •  In the Workshop  •  Product Picks

    Home Improvement Videos