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Published on December 2nd, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Skruvsta office chair makeover

Maya turns the Skruvska swivel chair into quite a stunner.
“I bought a badly-scuffed white Skruvsta office chair in the “scratch-and-dent” section of Ikea in Israel, as well as some fabric remnants. I used these remnants to recover this chair entirely, adding some extra padding to the chair cushion. I initially covered it without batting, but the seams of the chair showed through, so I covered the entire chair with a layer of batting… and now it feels much cushier! I fitted the fabric to the chair by stapling it on and drawing the outlines of the pieces I wanted to sew, then pulling out the staples and sewing the pieces of the cover together. It’s stapled down on the bottom but the cover would not be hard to remove and wash. Now the chair makes me smile whenever I see it, and it’s more comfortable to boot.”

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Jules Yap

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14 Responses to Skruvsta office chair makeover

  1. Wow! That looks really really nice. I bet that would be a big hit if displayed with my chairs on my site. That’s really stylish and sharp for an office set up.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This looks professional! Nice job! I know alot of people, especially me, would be grateful if you would post a pattern. It is way beyond my capability to figure out otherwise.

  3. thymeenough says:

    Fantastic! I love it!! It makes me want to learn to sew so I can do things like this.

  4. Yvonne says:

    Awesome job! Do you remember the name of that stunning fabric?

  5. It’s awsome! Good job!!!

  6. MyFuZZyButtZ says:

    This looks nice. Good Job!

  7. Jack says:

    hey… that’s nice blog… it remembers me of my school days.. thanks…. hope u’ll keep doin it…!!!!

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  8. Jen says:

    The placement of the motif on the back is very eye-catching. Great design choice.

  9. Maya says:

    Thanks everyone!! I’m glad you like my crazy combination of fabrics. My husband was a little dubious. :)

  10. Modern Lunacy says:

    Fantastic! Love the fabrics and the overall result. Great job.

  11. Suraya says:

    wow..i’m stunned~!
    well done

  12. Adriana says:

    I am inspired. I have 2 orange Skruvsta chairs that are also scuffed and, additionally, dusty. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I like the combination of fabrics, good job!

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