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If you are going to remodel or reupholster an office chair it would also be a good idea to see if the chair needs any other adjustments. For instance, if the chair is used a lot, it may develop a lean to the front that will throw off the ergonomics. If that’s the case, we have a great article on how to fix an office chair that leans forward. Additionally, if you have finished remodeling your chair and feel it needs more support, you can check out these highly rated office chair cushions.
There are many ways you can refurbish and transform the entire look of a tired and worn-out-looking office chair. From repainting to reupholstering its cushion, creativity extends to the type of chair material as well. Wood lends itself to a lot of repainting and leather may require more touch-ups and crafty sewing. Keep reading to learn more about how to makeover your favorite office chair. However, if you feel it may take too much to remodel your chair, check out the OFM core collection office chair or read our HON ValuTask low-back task chair review.
Time Required: Up to 4 hours
Total Steps: Varies
Tools Needed: Staple gun, sandpaper, replacement fabric, wood putty, primer, paint
Here are steps you can take to makeover a fabric office chair.
Unscrew the cushion seat from the chair using staple removers. Keep the fabric taut every time you undo a staple.
Unscrew the back of the chair using a screwdriver and screws. If hard to come up, softly pry the plastic back away using a putty knife or similar edged tool.
Cut a larger piece of fabric, adhering to the size of your cushion. Place the fabric cloth on the seat cushion, folding the edges under the seat, keeping it taut throughout.
Staple the edges along the bottom, keeping the fabric taut as much as possible.
Screw the back onto the chair, repeating Step 2 in reverse order.
Due to its ultra-fine fibers, synthetic microfibre is the fabric that lasts the longest at this time. Its fibers are tightly woven which creates a strong layer of protection. Synthetic microfibre is efficient in withstanding dirt, dust, and spills. Canvas somewhat has the same qualities as microfiber. https://www.yorkshirefabricshop.com/post/which-fabric-material-lasts-the-longest-for-furniture