Welcome to my ORC Week 2 where you will see my office chair makeover with fur for under $5. For the One Room Challenge, I am making over our home office. Last week I showed you what the office looked like before the makeover and also my vision for the office. Join me and follow the weekly makeover until the reveal in 6 weeks.
I will remind you of what the room looked like before we started this One Room Challenge makeover. For those of you that do not know what the One Room Challenge is, Linda from the blog, Calling It Home, hosts this One Room Challenge event in April and October and invites design bloggers will join her in renovating a space.
Here’s what all happened in the room this week.
I knew this week would be the hardest week physically of the entire challenge and it was. To motivate myself to start the painting, I tell myself to just think that in a couple of hours this will be over and the room will be painted!
The first thing I did was clear the room of all the furniture so that I could paint the room. The office is right off my kitchen and it has a large doorway. It used to be our dining room so it is open to the rest of the house. I wanted to paint the room white but since the room is so open, my husband thought that I should paint it the color of my kitchen and hallway which is Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. Most of the time he is right and I believe that this was the right call.
After the room was painted, I cleaned and prepared the furniture for paint. I did sand the furniture with an orbital sander before painting. I had to wait for the weekend so that my husband could help me move all the furniture to the backyard to be painted.
I received a spray shelter and a paint sprayer from HomeRight over a year ago and it makes painting cabinets and furniture so much easier. Even if you have to move your furniture to the backyard, it is worth it. Not only is it a huge time saver, it gives your furniture a professional looking finish. I used the same paint that I had leftover from painting my kitchen cabinets. It is Advance Paint by Benjamin Moore and the color is Simply White.
I started to donate this desk and purchase a new desk, but I have this thing for reconstructing furniture. It thrills me to take a piece of furniture, take it apart, and turn it into something beautiful. I plan on removing the legs and updating this desk with new legs. If this project does not turn out like it looks in my mind, I will purchase a new desk.
I wanted to paint the top of the desk while we had the shelter set up even though I know that I will have to touch up the painted desk after I change the legs.
I plan to purchase new hardware for the furniture.
Office Chair Makeover with Fur for Under $5
I also found some time this week to start a DIY project. I have always loved white fur paired with gold decor but white fur furniture items can be pricey. My mother told me once to look for other places besides fabric stores for pretty fabrics. She has recovered many chairs with thrifted skirts or even a curtain. So when I come across something made with fur that is in great condition, I snatch it up for a later project.
I found this XXL faux leather/faux fur that looked brand new at a Thrift Store. I came home and cut the fur out. I actually used the fur for my tree skirt last Christmas.
Do you think that this chair needs to be recovered? We love this soft chair but it needs help.
I cut the fur to fit around the chair.
I easily applied the fur to the back of the chair with a staple gun. I made sure the staples went into the wood board that is in the chair.
This recover project took me less than an hour and by doing it myself, I saved over $100. That is money that can be spent somewhere else.
You can visit here for One Room Challenge-Home Office-Week 1.
Next week, I will be sharing more DIY projects. Don’t forget to check out all the participant’s room makeovers as we all transform our rooms.