I have been wanting a different chair for my office for quite some time.
When we created the office about 5 years ago, my husband bought me a rolling chair from Walmart, I think.
It worked okay, but it proved to be extremely dangerous at times. I may or may not have flipped out of that chair on numerous occasions.
I was wanting to get a new office chair, and of course, I love the ones they have in the Ballard Designs catalog.
This one costs $499.00-613.00.
Well ya’ll know I do not have that kind of money.
So you can imagine how excited I was when I saw this chair at Goodwill….
I about hit the floor when I saw the price tag…$12.50! Can you say, “SOLD!”
The chair was actually in excellent condition except for some tears in the leather on the arms of the chair.
The color of the leather was a little orangier (is that a word?) than I wanted for my office.
I decided to paint the legs and arms black, and make a slipcover for the rest of the chair using a white canvas material.
When I make a slipcover, I like to pin the material to the chair and use a pencil to draw a line where the seam is on the chair.
Here is the material pinned to the back of the chair:
I drew the seam line then cut about a half inch below the line. (Do NOT cut on the pencil line!)
It took some time and patience to figure out how to slipcover around those arms, but I finally did it.
I added velcro under the arms and velcro at each pleat on the corners of the chair to hold the slipcover in place.
And now I can enjoy my new office chair!
And I have not flipped over in this chair once!
I made a few videos of how I slipcovered this chair and plan on sharing them with you this week. (I hope.) :)
I have about 30 dollars total in this chair.
That is a savings of over $450.00!
Have you found any Goodwill Goodies lately?