Turn a Formal Dining Chair Into a Designer Desk Chair

Reinvent an old dining chair as a designer desk chair with paint, fabric and decorative furniture casters.

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Materials Needed:

  • wooden dining chair
  • decorative furniture casters
  • screws
  • drill or screwdriver
  • fine-grit sanding block
  • damp cloth
  • upholstery-weight fabric
  • pliers
  • can of spray primer
  • spray can handle
  • HVLP paint sprayer
  • quart of high-gloss or lacquer paint
  • batting
  • pneumatic stapler or basic staple gun
  • decorative upholstery welt cord
  • drop cloth
  • hot glue gun
  • glue sticks
  • chisel or carpenter's knife
  • carpenter's glue

Remove Cushion

Remove cushion from chair using screwdriver or drill.

Remove Existing Finish

Remove existing finish by sanding in a controlled back-and-forth motion using a fine-grit sanding block.

Wipe Off Dust

Using damp cloth, wipe off dust and residue.

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