Life Love Larson: Striped Office Chair


Friday, June 24, 2011

Striped Office Chair

I have been working on revamping our guest bedroom into a guest bedroom/work space.  I already purchased a chair at Goodwill a while back, and just recently decided to spruce it up a bit.  I decided to go with horizontal stripes for this one!

This chair was brand new from Target (still had the pricetag on it) when I purchased it at GW for $5.00!  It was orginially blond wood and I painted it a neutral beige.  This is the base (I used leftover paint I already had).

I used painters tape to mark where my stripes would be.  I am lazy when it comes to meausring, so I just eyeballed.  I am a really good "eyeballer"!  Please excuse the dark pictures.  I do a lot of stuff after dark when everyone else is asleep!

I think I painted 3 coats of a shade of white that I also had on hand.

I removed the tape immediately after the last coat (while the paint was still wet) to avoid any peeling.  A few coats of spray polycrylic, and I have a new, happier, shinier, more interesting office chair! 

Total cost for chair and paint:  $5

I'll take it!

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  1. Love this! I'm a sucker for all things with horizontal stripes. Great job, and nice GW score!

  2. I love picking up target deals at GW! And this was an easy, totally do-able idea!

  3. Great deal and I love the stripes! You are a good eyeballer:)!

  4. I love this! What a great idea to use stripes -- and agree: You are a good eyeballer!!

  5. Great job and great deal! I love the stripes!

  6. I like this concept. I visited your blog for the first time and just been your fan. Keep posting as I am gonna come to read it everyday!!

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  7. Cute chair revamp! I love the thin horizontal stripes too, and I'm an absolute sucker for cheap deals! This looks like a great project to do sometime. I may not get to do it for a while since my reliable and comfy Aeron Chair doesn't seem to be wearing down at all!