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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Zebra Chair

BEFORE:  boring (free) office chair

AFTER:  Soft zebra chair cover

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A friend asked if we wanted an office chair a couple years ago.  One of his company branches had closed and there were 20 extra ergonomically correct chairs sitting around in his location.  His company wanted them gone ASAP so he snagged one for us.  

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It has about 25 options for adjustments…see?    But all those levers scared me from taking it apart to spray paint it and recover the seat cushions.  I thought about it for a couple of years, ha.  When I came across a yard of this fun zebra fabric at a garage sale – BOOM.  I decided to plunge ahead and make a slipcover.

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The back of the chair is basically like a fitted pillow case.  The bottom is not finished off so I can yank it off and wash if needed.   The seat cushion has a plastic hard case on the bottom half, so I was able to tuck the zebra fabric in using a flat head screwdriver. 



TIME: about an hour

Brian didn’t have too much to say about my chair update;  he smiled and nodded his head at my big reveal.   Then he made sure I would leave his office chair alone.  I guess he likes boring black chairs…..

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With some of the extra fabric, I saw a fancy zebra running around the house.

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Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

Ooh how fun this is!!! I LOVE zebra print...but my soon-to-be hubby does not! lol.

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Sara said...

AHHH!! I LOVE this chair!! So fun!


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