Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Perfect Desk Chair

I love this desk chair and I would like to find one like it - I bet I could find one at a antique fair, consignment store or the like.

If I found one, I'm sure it would need to be reupholstered.  I would choose a black and white striped fabric.  I think the black and white fabric paired with the brass frame and casters would look so chic.

This fabric which has a sort of john robshaw'esque' feel (at least to me) would be perfect (the price is perfect too)!

I would only need a yard and 1/2 given this nifty little yardage table for reupholstery projects.  And, if the frame and casters weren't brass, I would paint it in Rustoleum's Metallic spray paint in brass.  Or switch out the existing feet for these beauties!

Okay, now I gotta go out and find me this chair!! :)


  1. I love this post Fran! It reminded me of those children's books - "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" etc. Please tell me I'm not the only one who knows these books? I actually love the sort of lavender color of the chair in your inspiration pic. It reminds me of a chair I found at an antique mall a while back that was a little more of a barrel shape and not as shapely as the one in your photo. Surely you can find a similar one. I love the fabric and thanks for introducing me to a new fabric source and yardage table! Can't wait to see what you find.

  2. Didn't Jenny of Little Green Notebook lust after a similar chair? I know she found hers on Ebay (or atleast secondhand), so I'm sure you will have luck realizing your plans!

    1. Thanks, Ashley...you're right. I just looked it up and the chair is made mid-century by company called Jansko. She found hers on ebay by searching 'vintage office chair' for around $60.

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  4. I love that chair exactly as it is- though I might make the legs gold just for fun:) Good luck finding something you love:)

  5. I have this chair and I'm trying to sell it! I had it recovered in white textured "leather"! I can email you a pic if you like.

  6. Perfect! I feel like I see those chairs often in thrift stores?? Loving the fabric and paint idea. Now I want one too.

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