I bought a new office chair months ago and knew that I wanted to give it a little makeover. The chair is the Pearson Desk Chair from Ballard Design and I found it at the outlet store for $39, a big discount off of its regular price of $249.
When I first told you about the chair, I had replaced the casters with metal ones and I was debating between painting the frame gold or black and had also narrowed down several fabric options.
Well, I decided on a gold frame and made a slight change in the fabric.
Here’s the new look of my desk chair…
I used Rustoleum Specialty Metallic Gold Spray ( a great gold spray paint) paint and applied two coats to the frame. To add an additional layer of protection to the frame I sprayed on two coats of Krylon Clear Gloss Acrylic Coating.
The fabric I decided to use is a leopard print velvet that I snagged during a fantastic sale at Boca Bargoons here in the Atlanta area. The fabric was originally $59.99 a yard but the store had a weekend sale with select fabrics 75% off so it only cost me $15.00/yd. I bought enough to cover my chair seat and make a pillow.
Even though I had originally planned to use a larger scale pattern I love how this fabric looks with the gold frame. And at $15.00 I won’t feel guilty if I decide to change it up in the future.
I’m glad to have another project checked off the to-do list and now I can definitely work in style!