Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pottery Barn Teen Inspired Furlicious Desk Chair

Like so many of us DIY fans, I have been known to brake for free furniture. You know the kind, it's usually on the curb the day before trash pickup. This is the story of what can happen when you find just the right piece of furniture on the curb.  Months ago I  passed this chair on the curb at a nearby neighbors' house.  I drove past it, then thought twice about not at least checking it out. A quick peak told me this chair was worth a closer look

Here she is waiting patiently in my garage for her encore.  I discovered that the previous owner probably didn't understand how to fix the mechanism that allows you to raise or lower the seat.  I didn't know either, but after a closer look ( to be honest my son Brandon fixed it) it was good as new. A couple of months ago I asked my daughter and her friend to try their hand at putting primer on her after a good cleaning. I wanted a  white chair on casters in my craft room so...

Fast forward to this weekend and I finally got to it.

 My first try was to spray paint her white. I hoped that it might not  be too white,but it was.  I ended up painting the chair with the same paint that I used on the desk and lack tables in the craft room.

Next, I looked for ideas for the cushion, and these chairs really caught my eye. I love all of  these.

  This armless chair is currently on sale at PBTeen for $209.00 + shipping.

The arm version of the same chair is currently on sale for $229 + shipping.

And their furry version of a "wingback" chair is   currently $279 + shipping.


So while at Ikea on a recent visit, I bought this faux sheepskin rug...


The cushion for the bot tom of the chair was made out of 100%cotton duck that I already had.

After stuffing it with fiberfill, I tacked the cushion to half of the "sheepskin".


A few quick snips of the "sheepskin" and done!


What do you think?.I got what I wanted, a white chair on casters with a "Furlicious" look.


1 can of Rustoleum Spray paint $3.77 ( even though I painted over it)
1 "sheepskin"  $9.99

Total : $14.58 with tax!!


1 comment:

  1. This transformation was simply amazing. I had seen the fur back chairs as welln liked the idea but not their versions of them. Yours definitely looks more high end