Saturday, September 22, 2012

Classroom Redo: Chair

 

My desk chair as she use to be: gray, plain, and utilitarian. She was fine as chairs went, quite comfortable in fact, but she was just so boring. Well, not any more!


I recovered her in a lovely lime green. (Well, I think it's lovely.) Lime green with hot pink trim. As cute as that piping looks, it actually was a necessity.  After removing the hardware from the back of the chair, I had to get the two pieces apart. They were joined together with four plastic rivet-like thingies that I  had to cut with an old long serrated bread knife. The plastic pieces were meant to be permanent, so there was no way to replace them. As I was searching for suggestions on recovering office chairs, I found a woman who shared her frustration at not being able to get the two pieces back together as tightly as they were originally. She didn't like the small gap left between the two them.  (I wish I could remember where so I could give her credit.)


I thought piping would do a good job at covering up that space. The two pieces are screwed and glued together, but they are not was snug as they once were. I'm so glad that  little pop of color does a great job of hiding that fact. What do you think?

8 comments:

kate said...

I think Fabulous!!!!

Clever Karen said...

I think I have that same chair, or very similar and have often thought of recovering it!! I think it looks fab - thanks for the inspiration!

Suzanne said...

Great job...love the color combo! I just redid 2 chairs this last month. Had a similiar problem with 4 metal snappy things...3 broke...Husband figured out how to reattach the seat for me.

Melody said...

Oooooh! I love the new color scheme! Nice work Liz!!! :)

Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy said...

I love it! My wedding colors were pink and green :).

Deanna said...

I think it turned out great! Looks professionally covered and the pink piping was the perfect touch. It looks like it matches the green couch you painted. :)
Happy Monday!

Valerie said...

I love the piping, it really elevates the chair to WOW :)

pam said...

I have to agree with Valerie! Although - actually truth be told - I was at WOW when i saw the second image!

Well done you!