Do you guys remember the 5 brass chairs I bought on Craigslist last year around this time? I’ve been wanting to give the fifth one a makeover for a while and actually started on it before Christmas but never finished it when my mom came. So last week I finally had the itch and a little time to finish my Parsons chair covers.
I also have been wanting to try out the wide-striped and plastic-coated Ikea SOFIA fabric. It sounds wonderful to be able to just wipe the fabric. Let’s see how it will wear over time.
Black and White Brass Parsons Chair Covers Makeover
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The chairs have the original black ribbed fabric. Since these chairs are from the 80s it’s pretty old but still in ok shape.
I wanted a new chair for my small desk since my daughter now has the ghost chair in her room. She used to have the tulip chair but she kept swiveling with it and banging it into her desk which wasn’t a good solution at all. So that’s when I thought to start with, I’d give chair #5 a makeover with the above-mentioned Ikea fabric.
Taking the fabric off
The entire chair comes apart so easily. You just screwed the seat and back off.
Below you can see how the fabric was stapled on which came in handy because I knew how I’d have to put the new fabric back on.
TIP: Always take photos during the disassembly process to help you when you put it all back together later.
Time to remove some staples:
I had recently purchased a new tool to make removing all those staples easier and it sure paid off.
You can see exactly how to use it in the below photos. You won’t need a screwdriver and pliers anymore. One tool is enough.
Dirty and old fabric yuck!
When the fabric was all taken off, I laid the seat and pad on the back of the new fabric and cut them new pieces to size.
Then I stapled the new fabric to the seat and back the same way it was done before. You have to make sure that you fold the edges the same way it is pictured in the above photo.
The only difficult part was aligning the striped right and fitting everything on the thin edge of the seat and back. Can you see how thin it is? I use this electric stapler which works great.
And then you screw the seats back on. Done!!!
And I love it at my desk! It’s super comfortable too:
And if you don’t like to DIY then you might be able to find your own striped chair below:
If you are wondering about my new curtains then you should check out my checkered curtain tutorial.
Did you spot the cat toy in the above pictures? Can you find it?
Oh and it moved in the below photo 😉
How was your weekend and did you spot the cat toy?