**This post was updated on 5/11/20
Four years ago, I had a bit of leftover paint from my DIY Bookcase project, and I decided to spend a nice Saturday revamping my IKEA office chair. I was on a budget, and my office chair was in desperate need of a bit of flair, so I figured I could tackle this easy DIY project in one afternoon.
I loved the result, and ultimately this has been one of the most viewed posts on my website, ever. Now that we have a lot more free time during the quarantine, I wanted to update some of the links here, add a few more tips, and encourage you to revamp your home office space!
If you follow me on Snapchat (aliciatenise), you saw that I got a little spray paint happy with some of my IKEA furniture this past week to make my own gold office chair. I love the look of gold pieces, and I have splurged on a couple of items for my bedroom makeover. However, I’m still a 20-something on an entry-level budget, so I don’t have thousands of dollars to snatch up every piece of furniture I want.
Enter IKEA hacks. With a $3.50 of spray paint and a little patience, my furniture looked glam and sleek. This is the easiest project to tackle on!
GOLD OFFICE CHAIR TUTORIAL – BEFORE:
GOLD OFFICE CHAIR TUTORIAL – TOOLS:
IKEA SKRUVSTA Swivel Chair
One can of metallic spray paint
Cardboard or plastic drop cloth to spray on
GOLD OFFICE CHAIR TUTORIAL – After:
For the rookies: spray paint outside. It’s best to spray paint when it’s between 50-85 degrees out so the paint will dry evenly. Also, I disassembled the legs of the chair and only spray painted that part. Makes things easier in the long run!
Spray paint gold in three coats, rotate as needed. This paint dries in about 20 minutes, but I always check to see if there are any spots that need to be touched up after the 25-minute mark.
Assemble your gold office chair completely and enjoy! Wasn’t that easy?
The last little touch I added to really glam this gold office chair up was this sheepskin throw from BoConcept (℅). I took a grand tour of the BoConcept store in Georgetown a few weeks ago and fell in love with the modern decor! I was looking for the perfect glam accent for my office area and immediately fell in love with this particular throw when I spotted it in their shop. I’m also getting serious decor inspiration from their short film that’s currently on their website.
My bedroom is shaping up to be a fun mix of high and low pieces, with a few IKEA hacks along the way and pieces from name brand furniture stores. My interior designer has taught me what is best to splurge and save on throughout the entire process! I cannot wait to share the full reveal with you all in a few weeks.
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