Whimsical Faux Fur Office Chair Makeover

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Whimsical Faux Fur Office Chair Makeover

Whimsical Faux Fur Office Chair Makeover. A boring chair gets transformed using faux fur and pops of turquoise! UpcycledTreasures.com

Whimsical Faux Fur Office Chair Makeover

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.

Whimsical Faux Fur Office Chair Makeover. A boring chair gets transformed using faux fur and pops of turquoise! UpcycledTreasures.com

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 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 like 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:

Whimsical Faux Fur Office Chair Makeover. A boring chair gets transformed using faux fur and pops of turquoise! UpcycledTreasures.com

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:

Whimsical Faux Fur Office Chair Makeover. A boring chair gets transformed using faux fur and pops of turquoise! UpcycledTreasures.com

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:

Whimsical Faux Fur Office Chair Makeover. A boring chair gets transformed using faux fur and pops of turquoise! UpcycledTreasures.com

So after the fabric was cut and I was standing in line I realized it started shedding like 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 artWhimsical Faux Fur Office Chair Makeover. A boring chair gets transformed using faux fur and pops of turquoise! UpcycledTreasures.com

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

Whimsical Faux Fur Office Chair Makeover. A boring chair gets transformed using faux fur and pops of turquoise! UpcycledTreasures.com

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

Whimsical Faux Fur Office Chair Makeover. A boring chair gets transformed using faux fur and pops of turquoise! UpcycledTreasures.com

Whimsical Faux Fur Office Chair Makeover. A boring chair gets transformed using faux fur and pops of turquoise! UpcycledTreasures.com

Whimsical Faux Fur Office Chair Makeover. A boring chair gets transformed using faux fur and pops of turquoise! UpcycledTreasures.com

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

Whimsical Faux Fur Office Chair Makeover. A boring chair gets transformed using faux fur and pops of turquoise! UpcycledTreasures.com

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:

Whimsical Faux Fur Office Chair Makeover. A boring chair gets transformed using faux fur and pops of turquoise! UpcycledTreasures.com

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 :)

You may also want to check out my Creative Workspace Tour!

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33 Comments
  • I love it! Somewhere I saw IKEA had faux fur fabric, but I havent looked myself. I need some faux fur in my life.

    March 20, 2014 at 3:33 pm
    • That’s awesome! I definitely need to make a trip to Ikea soon!

      March 25, 2014 at 5:52 pm
  • Love the makeover and the fun fur your used. I’m in the middle of slip covering our sofa and I know that recovering furniture is a big project. Your chair turned out great!

    March 20, 2014 at 3:56 pm
  • I LOVE it!!! You did an amazing job <3 <3

    March 20, 2014 at 8:10 pm
  • Hi Katie! Great job on your chair. I love the new fabric it looks so soft and warm. Love the color that you chose for the legs as well. Such a beautiful transformation!

    March 20, 2014 at 10:30 pm
    • Thanks Brandi! The fabric is definitely soft and warm and super comfy! So happy you like how it turned out. Thanks for stopping by!

      March 25, 2014 at 6:39 pm
  • Katie – – you are churning out epic project after epic project. Seriously, girl. Everything I see from you is out of this world amazing. And this chair is no exception. I’m actually in the market for a whimsical office chair…so I’m feel uber inspired right now thanks to you. Pinning!

    March 21, 2014 at 12:36 am
    • Thanks Lauren! Those are some really kind words and I hope I can live up to them on upcoming projects, haha.

      I can’t wait to see what you come up with for an office chair! By the way, those chill pills are freakin’ awesome and so is the giveaway you’re hosting!

      March 25, 2014 at 6:41 pm
  • While i do think it would look fun in a kids room, it totally comes off as chic in the right space! Your space. 😉 and mine. I need a chair like this!

    March 21, 2014 at 7:47 am
    • Thank you so much Corinna! I like to think so too and it seems to be tying my whole office together :)

      March 25, 2014 at 6:43 pm
  • Way Cool it looks like a new kitten.
    Cheers,
    Natalie

    March 21, 2014 at 9:25 am
  • I LOVE what you did with this chair! So clever and adorable and I love the turquoise legs!

    March 21, 2014 at 11:38 pm
    • Thanks Summer! I love how the turquoise legs pop off the rug and tie in a lot of the other turquoise accents I now have in the room. Thanks for stopping by!

      March 25, 2014 at 6:45 pm
  • OMG, this is TOO fun! I also have a thing for overly fluffy things and would love to have a chair like this in my office :)

    March 25, 2014 at 8:51 am
    • Thank you Amy! I can’t believe it still makes me giggle every time I see it, but I’m definitely okay with that :)

      March 25, 2014 at 6:45 pm
  • Super fun!!!! Pinned

    March 25, 2014 at 11:53 am
  • I so love this chair, Katie! I need one!
    Thank you for sharing this at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

    March 25, 2014 at 12:27 pm
  • I love your projects, Katie! I think I had these exact chairs. I should have done this! Darn it!

    March 26, 2014 at 10:08 am
  • Your chair looks amazing! I love faux fur chairs!

    March 26, 2014 at 10:40 am
  • I ADORE the chair! The color combo and the faux fur are AWESOME!

    March 27, 2014 at 2:31 pm
  • Awww, I love this chair! I recently made a cover for a brown fake leather footstool from white fur like that.

    Tania

    March 27, 2014 at 8:43 pm
  • I already love this room. So many good projects. Your chair is so pretty and happy. The perfect makeover!

    March 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm
  • Your chair turned out wonderful. Love the white fur with the turquoise legs – so fun!
    Enjoy,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

    March 29, 2014 at 8:32 am
  • Beautiful. Unusual. PINNED. Linda

    April 3, 2014 at 10:10 pm
  • Love love love this idea! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

    April 4, 2014 at 1:33 pm
  • Lei
    Reply

    Hello!

    Your chair is so cute! I’m so inspired by it to do the similar makeover on my office chair as well! May I ask however if you still remember what the fabric is exactly called? I was looking online at Jo-Ann’s and I’m not sure which one is it. Also, I would like to ask you as well for what kind of fur fabric exactly to use because some are like long hair and some are like short-haired. Which one is probably the best to use?

    Thank you!

    November 19, 2015 at 2:48 pm
  • What a pretty transformation, such soft calming colors! I love it!!

    December 29, 2015 at 7:49 am

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