Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Vintage Office Chair

 Back in January, we started our home office makeover. This is an ongoing makeover, as with most decorating projects I tackle.

I have always drooled over these Pottery Barn Swivel Desk Chairs, but choked at the $399 price tag.

 
So when I found this vintage office chair at a barn sale for a fraction of PB's price, I was giddy. 


Overall it's in good shape. Just needed the husbo to tighten one arm and fill some major cracks/dents with some wood filler. And the dull gray paint color had to go, obviously. 


A coat (or two) of white paint freshened it up to match our white desk. So happy with white paint but it still looked a bit naked to me.



After sitting in it a few times, we determined it needed a cushion.  But I didn't want something traditional. I thought about a vintage grain sack, but those can be pretty expensive. So when I came across a vintage burlap peanut sac on eBay, I HAD to have it. I consulted my sewer-extraordinaire mom and she whipped up this AWESOME cushion for the chair. I just ADORE the cushion. 
THANKS MOM!

What do you think? So much better, right?! Take that PB!
 








22 comments:

Mo (New on U) said...

LOOOOVE it! I so wish I had the patience for that stuff!

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

So cute. I'm considering a new chair for my desk area at the moment too. I was thinking about something with grain sack style upholstery.

Anne said...

Love the old sack cushion, so cute.
Anne

Cynthia said...

I love that style of old desk chair... they are surprisingly comfortable! And I really love what you did with yours... it's just so pretty now, especially with it's new cushion.

Erika said...

Wow, thanks everyone for stopping by and for your kind comments!

@Kristine - would love to see what you come up with for your desk!

@Cynthia - yes, it is surprisingly comfortable. The cushion just makes it softer on the bum :)

Missy Ann Rinfret said...

So cute! You did a fab job it looks amazing! New follower, sweetie. Have a good weekend!

Erika said...

Thanks for stopping by Missy Ann and welcome to my blog! Heading over to check yours out now..... :)

Tammy said...

Wow! That sack made a difference. Love it!!!. I would love for you to come over and link this up to my weekend Linky party going on now:)
http://homespunhappenings-tammy.blogspot.com/2012/05/rustic-restorations-weekend-linky-party_31.html

Tammy said...

Thanks so much for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

Erika said...

Thanks for the link invite Tammy!

Angie said...

It looks absolutely wonderful and the cushion is perfect!

I love to see you share this at the Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Style Party!

Blessings,
Angie @ Knick of Time

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness, yours is cuter than PB...I love the cushion!!

I am so glad I stumbled upon your cute blog! I am your newest follower! I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see please follow back :)
Modern Modest Beauty

Geri O said...

OMG I love the chair and the cushion. I found you at rustic restorations weekend. I'm your newest follower. I hope you will come check out my blog. http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com

Erika said...

Wow, thanks for stopping by everyone! And a warm welcome to my newest followers! I promise to head on over to your blogs on my lunch break today :) Happy Monday!

About Last Weekend said...

Wow, that looks so cool, think the shape is even nicer that the Pottery Barn ones!

Stylish Patina said...

I LOVE it!! that is what I use for my office chair too:-)

Cheers
kelly @ Stylish Patina

Liz - Imageremix said...

What a score on that chair, and good for you having a mom who can sew. Big advantage. She did it up right. It is so cool. Found you at Miss. Mustard Seed.
Liz

Vidya @ Whats Ur Home Story said...

great job Erika. Can't believe you found that chair at a barn sale. Next time you go let me know. :) Love that pillow. Your mom did an awesome job. Love the Virginia note too.

Erika said...

Viya, thanks for stopping by. I will email you the next time I venture out to a barn sale. It would be great to have another shopping companion!

Lisa @ Before Meets After said...

Looks great! I found of these at goodwill not too Long ago but I havent done anything with it yet. I love th crispness of the white!

Erika said...

Lisa, thanks for stopping by. Can't wait to see what your office chair looks like after your makeover. Please share!

Online Reality Ltd said...

You did well on transforming that one vintage chair! Putting a cushion is a good idea too for added comfort. Thank you so much for sharing your project.