31 Days of Pintrest: Day 21 Desk Chair Redo

So far behind, still so far to go. Here we are on November 2nd, and I have yet to finish my October projects. Will I ever, ever be a daily blogger? I will keep trying, but for now things will just have to go on as they have been. I have been out of town, we seem have constant internet problems at our house, and along with the constant interruptions of daily life I can’t seem to make any progress on anything. Lately,  I have been disgusted with my choice of Pintrest projects, none of them seem to be working out the way I had envisioned. I have made a promise with myself that I will be consistent and post the good projects along with the bad ones, but that may mean you will give up on me and quit reading. I guess will take my chances, it will be worth a laugh or two if nothing else.

This is my ugly vintage office chair. I have been trying to decide exactly what to do with it for a while now.

I had envisioned something like this one from Pintrest:

funky desk chair

I love black and white. I also loved this chair:

Easy to cover an ugly chair!


This seemed like a pretty simple project. I didn’t like the idea of taking my chair apart and covering it with fabric, I avoid tools whenever possible since I am not mechanically inclined, so I opted to paint the chair instead. This is how it looks so far:

I painted the chair with two coats of white craft paint. It works just fine on the vinyl fabric seat of the chair. Then I was ready for the design work.

Then I gathered some supplies to make designs on the chair. I was looking for a compass but couldn’t find one (Do you have that problem at your house?). So I opted for 3 circular items measuring 6″, 4″ and 2″ in diameter. I used a Sharpie marker to make my designs, although I started with a black paint pen, the marker worked so much better.

My inspiration was the soccer ball with it’s circular shapes. I used the plate and bowls to make my circles, but seem to have hit a road block. It’s still an ugly chair. Even with designs on it, it will STILL be ugly. I haven’t quite finished it yet, not sure if I will. I am not really liking it, and the thought had crossed my mind to cover it with burlap instead. Until I am further inspired, I am setting this project aside and on to my next one.

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