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Upcycled Office Chair

Good Morning everybody!  I’m so excited to have Dru here with us from Polka Dot Poplars to inspire us with a super awesome DIY project!

Upcycled Office Chair is just about the coolest thing ever- who knew it was so easy to go from Drab to Fab?!

I won’t keep you waiting… Enjoy!

Upcycled Office Chair by www.polkadotpoplars.com on www.cookingwithruthie.com

Hello Everyone! It’s Dru from Polka Dot Poplars and I’m so excited to be on Cooking With Ruthie again today! Today I’m sharing how I recycled an older leather office chair into a more colorful and fun craft room chair using spray paint.

Upcycled Office Chair by www.polkadotpoplars.com on www.cookingwithruthie.com

I’ve had this chair for years and love how comfortable it is, but it just didn’t match the retro vibe I am going for in my craft room. I debated a long time about what to do with this chair. I wasn’t sure if I could recover it and I even wondered if I should just replace it, but then decided I would just paint it! The spray paint can says it will cover vinyl and plastic, so then I thought “why not leather”. Paint is one of my very good friends and I use spray paint all the time; I just knew that it would be worth a try and my gamble paid off. Leather can be spray painted! Yay!

Upcycled Office Chair by www.polkadotpoplars.com on www.cookingwithruthie.com

Here’s what I did:
I separated the legs from the chair.
I then painted the arms and legs of the chair a creamy white. There was no need to tape off the leather because I was going to paint it a different color. It took about 4 coats of paint.
Once the white paint was dry I covered the arms with Glad Press & Seal. This wrap is perfect for protecting places you don’t want painted. I then sprayed the chair leather teal blue which also took about four coats of paint.

Upcycled Office Chair by www.polkadotpoplars.com on www.cookingwithruthie.com

Once everything was dry I replaced the legs and removed the plastic wrap. It turned out just like I envisioned. I love when that happens. And what a difference it makes in my craft room. I’ve been using my chair for a few weeks now and there hasn’t been any flaking or problems with the paint. I’m thrilled. Do you have an old vinyl or leather chair that needs a change? I highly recommend spray paint! The possibilities are endless!

Upcycled Office Chair by www.polkadotpoplars.com on www.cookingwithruthie.com

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Happy Thursday!

Much Love and Peace~

Dru and Ruthie

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  1. This is so cute! I love the end result, and the color you chose is so pretty. My office chair is getting to look a bit worn, so I’ll have to try this out. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Crystal says:

    The chair is so pretty!! I love the color. It turned out beautiful!!