In the next few weeks, we’ll be taking on some major house renovations and I’m so excited / scared / nervous to get going! Part of our whole process includes creating a beautiful bloggers office that I’m so excited to create. The only problem was, the kind of office furniture I wanted costs thousands…… thousands to buy in the store.
Instead of maxing out our budget (and then some) I decided to make my own glam office for less than $50.
After all is said and done, I made this marble table for less than $30 and this chair was under $20 to make. Now Jon is happy and I get my dream office. Win-win!
I picked up this used office chair for just ten bucks. It’s incredibly boring and basic but had the basic lines I wanted.
Now, it’s had a complete makeover.
In about an hour, this recycled office chair has a fresh look, is so much more comfortable, and gets compliments from everyone that sees it. I think it matches my DIY Marble and gold desk (tutorial coming soon!) perfectly.
Seriously guys…. $50 for both of these pieces. I’m so excited to work here!
How To Make A Fur & Gold Office Chair
To make this chair, you’ll need just a few materials before you get started. I used some ultra-soft fur I had on hand, some spray adhesive, scissors, some gold spray paint, and a spoon (not pictured.)
To get started, bring your chair outside in a well-ventilated area. I parked mine on a flat piece of wood so I could got to the wheels easier. Spray the plastic parts of your chair with several light coats. Lighter coats prevent dripping and create a more professional finish. Let it dry.
Next, use a spray adhesive on any fabric sections to make it tacky to the touch. This helps to hold your fur into place while you secure it with a spoon (I’ll explain in just a second.) Be careful not to spray any plastic pieces or they could remain sticky after your chair is complete.
The final step is to drape the fur fabric over the rest of your chair and cut a rough shape around to fit. Leave 2-3 inches of excess fur and tuck under any plastic sections to secure. Use a spoon so push raw fabric edges under the plastic for a finished look. I liked using a spoon handle because it was easy to hold and push, yet wasn’t sharp like a knife that could damage my fabric.
When you are done, your chair should look something like this:
My kids starting spinning and playing on this chair almost immediately and my six year old loved helping me make it. She calls it “her fancy chair” now. I kind of love it.
I hope you guys loved this tutorial. If you have any questions, just leave me a comment below and I’d love to help out!