Glam DIY Office Chair Makeover With Faux Fur

DIY Faux Fur Weathered Wood Chair Makeover

Glam DIY Office Chair Makeover With Faux Fur

Give a thrifted chair a diy faux fur weathered wood chair makeover with this easy tutorial!

Another week has passed and I’m no closer to having my boho chic craft room complete.  I’m happy to report that just yesterday I received almost all my home decor items for the room, but the room is still jammed pack full of clutter.

  The kids were sick last week and I had no time to clear out the room.  Sooooo, that’s still on my to do list.  I did manage to complete a diy faux fur weathered wood chair makeover on a thrift store chair I’ve had for months.

  This entire project took 2 hours start to finish and I’m so happy with the results.

I spotted a beautiful faux fur chair in Pottery Barn and it cost well over $300!  I seriously considered getting it, but then remembered I had hoarded…saved two chairs in the basement with a similar shape. 


10 DIY Glam Decor Ideas That Will Make Your Home Look Stunning

Glam DIY Office Chair Makeover With Faux Fur

If you’re looking for ways to add style and beauty to your home but don’t want to spend a lot of money, try one of these easy DIY glam decor projects.

10 DIY glam decor ideas that will make your home look stunning

I’m not really sure exactly when it started…

I used to have a much more traditional design style with a little country mixed in (which you can see in the original versions of my master bedroom and bathroom).

But looking at my recent master bathroom makeover (which I love!), it is definitely not country!

And none of the other room makeovers I’ve done recently (Den, Home Office, Dining Room, Guest Bathroom) have been either.

Maybe my cats are rubbing off on me…they love sparkly and furry things, too…

In any case, I guess I just have to admit it to myself…I have turned into a glam queen.

All of the rooms in my house now have some glam elements in them.

The great thing is that it’s actually pretty easy to add glamorous decorations to a room without having to spend a lot of money…and I thought I’d share some of my favorite DIY glam decor projects in case you want to add some of that old Hollywood feeling to your house, too.

Add Crystal Knobs

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Doors look much better with crystal knobs

An easy DIY way to add glamor to your decor is to replace the knobs on a dresser, armoire or cabinet.

I did with the closet doors in my den.

I think these knobs* are glass rather than crystal, but they look crystal. And they’re pretty inexpensive. I always keep a few of them on hand…you never know when you might need to add a little sparkle somewhere!

Make magnetic “pins” glass knobs

You see? Even my bulletin board has glam on it.  Gluing a magnet onto the bottom of the crystal knobs makes them into magnetic bulletin board pins.

If you would rather have glam handles, these acrylic and brass ones* are perfect. (I’m still looking for a spot to use these…)

And if you have some cabinets that don’t have any handles now but you want to add some, use this knob template* to drill holes in your doors. The template makes sure all of the holes are in the right place.

Use Metallic Paint

I didn’t think that painting over the gray walls in my bathroom with silver paint would make that much difference (silver and gray are pretty much the same color, aren’t they?)

I was wrong. The extra sheen that the silver provides definitely ups the glam factor!

I d it so much I even painted the tiles.

I used thisMetallic Accents silver paint*, and it goes much further than I expected. Plus it covered with one coat (even painting over zebras in my bathroom!).  So, I still have some left over…I wonder what else needs to be painted silver



Glam DIY Office Chair Makeover With Faux Fur

Have you ever noticed that someone is always throwing out chairs. I always see them on the side of the road come garbage day. Its if one chair breaks in a set, the whole set gets thrown out. What a waste. Start picking up those unwanted chairs and turn them into Chíc seating for your home or office.

OK, I am going to be honest here. I found these two beauties at a church garage sale. I couldn’t help but to stop and help support! They were on sale for the great price of just $1 a piece.

But if you go out on garbage day, I can just about guarantee you, you will find at least one chair being thrown out. Follow me as I show you how I transformed these into the Chíc chairs they are now.

Not only was it so easy but this chair makeover only cost $12 a piece.

Let’s Begin

First we start by turning over the chairs so we can unscrew the seat portion from the frame. I used a long phillips screwdriver for this. There where 4 screws, one on each side of the chair.

You can either save these screws and use them when you re-attach the seat (and save a few cents) or you can throw them out and purchase new.

I threw mine out, only because they were very rusty and the top of the screws were stripped (worn down so much that the screw driver couldn’t really get a good grip).

The seat portion consisted of a piece of wood for the base and a foam for the middle and then fabric for the top. I reused the wood base and the foam, but if your foam is stained and “compromised” you might just want to get new. I also saved the fabric, you will see why a bit later.

Prepping For Paint

After you have removed the seat from the frame, you want to sand the whole frame down. I accomplished this with my electric sander. You can also do this step with sanding paper and elbow grease. One of my chairs had some tiny holes or indentions. They looked little teeth marks from a puppy, maybe.

So I took some wood filler (for this project I used Elmer’s wood filler, natural color), and filled in the holes. I used a putty knife to push the filler into the holes and to scrape any extra off.

You want to have just enough to fill the holes, because after it dries you will sand it down so it is flush with the wood, and the extra filler you have the more sanding you will have to do. As the filler dries it shrinks just a bit, so I did this process twice.

Once you have filled in the holes and sanded down to flush finish, we prepare for paint. You will want to take a lint free rag and wipe down your chairs, making sure to get off all the dust, so your paint will adhere properly. Now, for your chair makeover you can paint your chairs what ever color you desire…. I went with a white chalk paint.

Do you know how many different types of colors of white paint there are out there. It boggles my mind. I think, I took 3 days trying to decide on which white to go with. Linen white or snow white? Flat or Satin? Chalk paint or non-chalk paint. LOL. But some times those little details matter. I guess. ; )

You can either paint your chairs by hand or you can use an electrical spray painter. I opted to use my electrical spray painter. Then we let dry, and paint again. Do as many coats as you see needed, just be sure to allow the coats to dry sufficiently in between.

With these chairs I decided to go for a antique finish, maybe shabby chic look, so I sanded down some of the corners and areas where I felt a used chair would be worn down at. Once, I had my desired look I finished it all off with a coat of polyurethane.

This helps to protect all your hard work.

Time To Address The Seat

On to the seat part of this chair makeover. I purchased this gorgeous grey faux fur from Joann’s. The original price was $39.99 a yard. Can you say “oh heck no”. No way was I willing to pay that much for a yard of fabric. Coupon Please! OK, so this is where the old piece of fabric from the chair comes in.

I brought the old fabric into the store and used it to measure how much of the new fabric I would need. I made sure I got just enough plus a little bit more to cover the two seats (Extra fabric = Extra $). For this project, I landed up purchasing only 3/4 of a yard and used my 50% off coupon. My final price was $14.

99 with out tax. Love it!

I then used the old fabric one more time, as a template to cut my faux fur. I added about a 1/2 inch all around.

Better safe than sorry! After my fabric was cut I laid it on my table fur side down and placed the foam and wooden seat base on top. I grabbed the excess fabric on the sides and wrapped it up over and around the base.

Then, I took a stapler and stapled the excess fabric to the bottom of the wood base. Next, I cut off any extra fabric.

Now, all that was left for this chair makeover, was to flip the chair frame over and re-attach the seat. This time I used my Ryobi drill. The final price on these two Chíc Faux Fur Chairs was about $22.

This includes the price of the purchasing the chairs, the faux fur, 4 screws and a few extra bucks for the paint.

I didn’t put the whole price of the paint in the total because I have so much extra left over that I am able to utilize it on many more projects. Also I had already had the filler in my arsenal.

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Cane Chair Goes Glam Chair Makeover-Sparkles of Sunshine

Glam DIY Office Chair Makeover With Faux Fur

If you missed my post about this chair last week, be sure to check it out so you can truly appreciate this transformation.  After a failed attempt at painting the fabric on this chair, I was ready to call it quits and throw it in the trash.

 I was so close to taking a trip to the landfill when I heard it calling out to me.  It spoke and I listened.  So back to my junk room it went.  After a couple of months, I finally mustered up enough courage to try reupholstering this classic chair.

 Let’s see how the cane chair goes glam!

Yes, when I spotted this chair at The Salvation Army Thrift Store, I knew it had potential. Even though the fabric was outdated, the springs and foundation of the chair were comfortable and sturdy.  After doing some research online, I decided to try reupholstering the chair.

 In the past the only upholstering I had done was chair seats or benches.  These are simple projects since all you do is layer foam, batting and fabric, and fold and staple over the sides to the wood.

 Reupholstering this chair would challenge me to learn more skills since it would require concealing staples since the fabric is stapled directly to the chair frame where it can be seen.  This is the reason why I tried painting the upholstery first.

 But alas, it wasn’t meant to be, and it was time to force myself into the unknown world of reupholstering.  Ready to join me?  I’m more than happy to have you come along.  In fact, transforming this chair from boring to glam was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be!

First, we started by removing all the ugly painted on fabric and staples.  This was a hard job since the paint had seeped through the fabric, but it will be easier if you if you start this project from the beginning.

 I highly recommend skipping the failed attempt step!  We also removed the foam and cardboard from the back of the chair since it originally had a tufted back and I was going to change that.  I simply replaced the old foam with a new layer of foam.

 When you are removed the fabric from the chair, be mindful of what you are doing.  Notice where the fabric was stapled to the chair so you can remember to staple in the same spots when the time comes.  Also, remove the fabric carefully so it will remain intact.

 It’s very important to keep it intact because you will need it later on.  I’ll explain why in a later step.  

Once all the fabric is removed, you can go ahead and paint the chair frame.  You definitely want to do this first before you start adding fabric back to the chair.  Since I wanted a glamorous look for my chair, I decided I wanted to paint my chair gold.

 I had some leftover fabric from my recent Antique Chair Revival project, and I couldn’t wait to glam up this cane chair with some gold and fur.  I mean, what lady doesn’t gold and fur?  This beautiful fabric is not only soft and cuddly, but there’s also another reason why I chose this fabric for my project.

 The furry texture of the fabric can hide staples really well, and since this was a new adventure in developing my upholstery skills, I thought that might come in handy.  Believe me, it did!

I think I may have squealed a little when I spotted Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint in Metallic Gold at my local Jo-Ann Fabrics & Craft Store.

 It is one of my favorite paints, and since it was too cold to use my gold spray paint in our shop, I was so happy to find this chalk paint!  It allowed me to paint the chair indoors in my kitchen while I was waiting for dinner to cook.  Sounds a pretty glamorous life, doesn’t it? It does to me!

Once the chair was dry and golden, it was time to cut the fabric.

 Remember the old fabric we saved earlier?  Well, lay the old fabric over the new fabric, and use it as a stencil to cut out the pieces you will need.

 It really makes the project a lot easier when you can use the old fabric as a pattern.  Who knew reupholstering this chair could be so easy??  Well, it gets a little more complicated, but trust me, not too much!

Once the chair us painted and the foam/filling back into place, simple lay the fabric over the chair.  Once you make sure the fabric is lined up correctly, stretch the fabric and use your staple gun to secure it to the chair.

 Remember to staple it in the same places where it was stapled before.

In the picture below, see the groove between the wooden portion of the chair and the gold painted portion?  That is where the old fabric was previously tucked and stapled, so I did the same with the new fabric.  

It was pretty easy stapling the fabric to the chair.  The only difficulty was where the arm of the chair meets the base.  I simply cut a piece of small fabric, folded it over and stapled it directly to the chair. Once the larger seat piece of fabric was stretched and stapled into place, you couldn’t see a seam or staple.

For the back of the chair, I cut out a piece of fabric and used the hot glue gun to secure it into place.  I simply glued it right on top of the old fabric.  No one will ever know!

At this point, if there are any visible staples you can buy coordinating trim and hot glue it to the chair around the edges to cover it up.  I didn’t have to do that since my plan worked perfectly.  See the soft furry fabric hanging down covering up any unsightly staples?  Pure genius, I must say!

Alright, let’s take a look at the before and after pictures of this velvet tufted cane back chair! I am so pleased with this chair makeover project!

I really am in love with this chair, and I don’t think I will let anyone else sit in it. I’m actually thinking of using it as my office chair.  What do you think?  Wouldn’t a set of casters make this the perfect chair to sit in at my desk while I’m writing my posts?  I think so!

I am so glad I didn’t give up on this chair!  Aren’t you?  Well, it wouldn’t be right if I ended this post without thanking my hubby for his help with this project.  He pulled out many a staple for me while removing the fabric from the chair.  Yes, those were his fingers in the picture removing the fabric, not mine.

 But only because I was taking the picture, of course!  It’s really nice when we get to do a project together, and I was so grateful he helped me with this one.  It is much easier to upholster a bigger project this one when you have an extra set of hands to pull and tug on the fabric while you staple.

Now that I think of it, I guess I’ll have to let him sit in the chair, too.  He earned it!

I hope this post will help you consider trying an upholstery project of your own.  I never thought I could do this, which is why I tried painting the upholstery first.  I’m really glad that didn’t work out because it forced me to try a new project and expand my skills.

 Remember the phrase, “No pain, no gain”? Sometimes it’s worth pushing yourself to do something harder than you want so that you learn more. I feel so much more confident in my upholstery skills now, and I can’t wait to find a new project to work on.

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DIY Faux Fur Chair. A Gold & Glam Repurposed Project

Glam DIY Office Chair Makeover With Faux Fur
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In the next few weeks, we’ll be taking on some major house renovations and I’m so excited / scared / nervous to get going! Part of our whole process includes creating a beautiful bloggers office that I’m so excited to create. The only problem was, the kind of office furniture I wanted costs thousands…… thousands to buy in the store.

Instead of maxing out our budget (and then some) I decided to make my own glam office for less than $50.


After all is said and done, I made this marble table for less than $30 and this chair was under $20 to make. Now Jon is happy and I get my dream office. Win-win!

I picked up this used office chair for just ten bucks. It’s incredibly boring and basic but had the basic lines I wanted.

Now, it’s had a complete makeover.

In about an hour, this recycled office chair has a fresh look, is so much more comfortable, and gets compliments from everyone that sees it. I think it matches my DIY Marble and gold desk perfectly.

Seriously guys…. $50 for both of these pieces. I’m so excited to work here!

Supplies To Make A Faux Fur Chair

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How to Make A Faux Fur Chair

To get started, bring your chair outside in a well-ventilated area. I parked mine on a flat piece of wood so I could got to the wheels easier. Spray the plastic parts of your chair with several light coats. Lighter coats prevent dripping and create a more professional finish. Let it dry.

Next, use a spray adhesive on any fabric sections to make it tacky to the touch. This helps to hold your fur into place while you secure it with a butter knife (I’ll explain in just a second.) Be careful not to spray any plastic pieces or they could remain sticky after your chair is complete.

The final step is to drape the fur fabric over the rest of your chair and cut a rough shape around to fit. Leave 2-3 inches of excess fur and tuck under any plastic sections to secure. Use a butter knife to push raw fabric edges under the plastic for a finished look. I d using a utensil handle because it was easy to hold and push, yet wasn’t sharp enough that it could damage my fabric.

When you are done, your faux fur chair should look something this:

My kids starting spinning and playing on this faux fur chair almost immediately and my six year old loved helping me make it. She calls it “her fancy chair” now. I kind of love it.

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I hope you guys loved this tutorial. If you have any questions, just leave me a comment below and I’d love to help out!

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Glam Office Makeover – The Big Reveal

Glam DIY Office Chair Makeover With Faux Fur


Welcome my friends to the “Reveal” of my Glam Office Makeover, as part of my guest participation in this fall’s One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Calling It Home.  Although this is the tiniest space I’ve ever devoted to an ORC makeover, it’s up there with my favorite makeovers to date! You won’t judge me for taking 13 years to finally designate an office space for myself, right?


Project Restyle: Office Chair Makeover

Glam DIY Office Chair Makeover With Faux Fur

So, first things first, you are either really into the idea of a furry pink office chair or really not into the idea – and that’s OK! It’s definitely a statement chair for sure, but that’s exactly what I was going for.

Our little 60s ranch house is really cozy, but the bedrooms are pretty boring (low ceilings and small high windows), so they need a lot of help when it comes to infusing them with personality.

I love how our bedroom turned out, so now I can move on to turning my office/craft room into something a little more fun. A fun office chair seemed a good place to start!

I saw this grey office chair at Target (similar here) and thought it was a little more unique of a shape than your standard office chair (and a pretty good price too!). The perfect base for a makeover chair!

Before putting on the base and wheels, I spray painted the silver legs and the top of the wheels gold (use a primer on the metal first). I left the shaft that goes into the base of the chair alone though. It’s kind of greasy on purpose so the chair can go up and down. Not the most ideal paint surface…

I bought two yards of this beautiful blush faux fur to recover the chair with and draped it over the chair (fur side down) with the excess fabric hanging over the front side.

Once I did that, I basically made two big gatherings of fabric on the back (spaced equally apart) until the fabric fit snugly. I then pinned the gatherings in place.

Then I smoothed the fabric down the front side of the back of the chair and pinned the excess bit of fabric above the arms of the chair as well.

Make sure you think about which direction your fur is going when you are doing this so it’s not “upside down” when you flip it all over!

Once I knew what fabric was “extra fabric”, I sewed down those pinned lines and then tried the shell back on the chair to see if any parts needed to be taken in a little more for a snug fit.

Once the fit was right, I cut off the extra sections, leaving about a 1/2″ seam allowance.

I then followed the line of the bottom of the back of the chair with my scissors, making sure the fabric was about 1″ longer than where the bottom of the back meets the seat.

I then cut another piece of fabric that followed the line of the seat of the chair, pinned them together, and repeated the process of sewing, trying it on, adjusting if needed, and cutting any extra fabric (again, check the direction of your fur before you cut!).

I pinched, sewed, and cut any extra fabric on the front of the chair as well so I ended up with a pretty tight fit when it was all said and done. Flip your shell right side out, and you are ready to attach it to your chair!

I made sure to leave an extra 5″ or so of fabric hanging off the bottom of the shell so I could fold it under and staple gun it to the bottom of the chair all the way around.

Then, if I had any areas of the fur shell that weren’t sitting smoothly against the chair or looked puffy, I used a curved upholstery needle and thread to tack the fabric onto the chair material so it would stay in place (it’s way easier to sew onto a flat surface with one of these guys).

Once the material was tacked, all I had to do was clean up the fur, and I was done!

I’m not going to lie, this is probably one of the messiest projects I’ve done in a while – there was faux fur flying everywhere!! Definitely best done in a small contained room so you don’t have as much clean up to do at the end. Regardless, I think the result is a really fun version of what can usually be a pretty boring category of chairs. I think it looks so cute under the gold BONJOUR sign and helps to give the room a little boost. Now I just have to get to work on the rest of the room, but I think this is a good start! xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.


Whimsical Faux Fur Office Chair Makeover

Glam DIY Office Chair Makeover With Faux Fur

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Do you love your office chair? I mean does it make you all giddy when you see it and difficult for you to want to get up? Mine definitely hasn’t always been that way, but I can honestly say it does now! That’s why today I am sharing my whimsical faux fur office chair makeover!

I bought this chair a few years ago when I wanted something neutral so it would go with anything. I also tend to go with microsuede fabrics since that seems to be the most pet friendly when it comes to scratches and stains.

Well, I have been bored with it for some time and being that my office is filled with dark beige walls and wood floors I simply couldn’t allow any more beige in the room.

I have been obsessed with the look of sheepskin and Mongolian lamb in home decor, but I am not into using real animal fur. So I looked into faux fur options knowing that it would be the perfect way to brighten up the chair, make it super comfy and add a touch of whimsy to my office.

Sure it may look something that belongs to a girl half my age, but I don’t care because I looooove how it turned out! Here is a photo of a PB Teen faux fur office chair that was part of my inspiration:

It’s funny because after I decided I wanted a white faux fur office chair I noticed I had pinned a ton of photos with white fur in them. Here are a few of them:

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6  {See more workspace inspiration here}

I looked up white faux fur fabric online to see where I could get the best bang for my buck since I’m on a super tight budget. Most of the fabrics were $20/yard and I figured I would probably need 1 1/2 yards for the chair and that was too much for me to spend on fabric since I’m cheap frugal.

One day while at Hancock Fabrics I found the perfect fabric and it was on sale for 50% off so I snatched it right up! I then walked around the store to grab a few more things only to realize the fur had shed all over my coat. Booooooo.

I sadly put the fur back knowing I couldn’t buy fabric that would turn me into the abominable snowman every time I sat down.

I was nervous about ordering fabric online and after coming across this awesome vintage faux fur stool makeover via Averie Lane I asked her where she bought her fabric, and if she had shedding issues. She had purchased hers on clearance at JoAnn’s a while back and it seemed to be working out just fine.

So off to JoAnn’s, I went with my 50% off coupon in hand. I found some awesome faux fur fabric and even walked around for a while to make sure it didn’t shed. It didn’t. My mom was with me and so we both bought a yard using our coupons. See I told you I was frugal, haha.

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen this photo a few weeks ago:

So after the fabric was cut and I was standing in line I realized it started shedding mad. It was then that I realized the other fur fabric must have recently been cut and that’s why it was shedding all over me, and it probably would have worked too. Oh well.

I have to admit that I am not much of a seamstress. In fact I haven’t used a sewing machine since Home Ec class in the 9th grade {yikes} and I can tell you that was a looooooooong time ago. Of course that hasn’t held me back from sewing, by hand that is. I even reupholstered some yellow chevron dining chairs a couple years ago, all by hand because that’s all I knew how to do.

Well now that my mom lives in Georgia, has a sewing machine and loves to sew I enlisted her to help me with this project. She is even re-teaching me how to use the sewing machine, woo-hoo!

So one night we decided to remove the boring beige fabric, add some extra padding and then reupholster it using my new fabric. Okay so she did the reupholstering part but I did watch, haha. I also painted the chair legs in a fun turquoise color that I also used on my giant chalkboard and wood shim art. 

You may have seen this photo on instagram over the weekend:

And here is my super fun, whimsical faux fur office chair!

I love how the bright legs pop under my rustic desk and on top of my sharpie rug:

Did I mention this is the most comfortable chair ever? I think it’s perfect for a creative office or craft room… not to mention a kid’s room. I’d be happy to do homework in this chair.

Here is the before and after:

So what do you think? Have you transformed your office chair or plan to do so in the near future? If so I’d love to hear about it or check out your link via the comments below!

It’s so much fun to be able to add some nerdy, whimsical and girly touches to my office since I try to keep the rest of house more gender-neutral for Eric’s sake.

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