Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Studio Chair Before and After

Since setting up my studio I have been keeping my eye out for an interesting new desk chair.  We used kitchen cabinets for the base of my work space, so the height was higher than that of a normal desk.  I had no idea how hard it would be to find a taller desk chair, so I opted to go for a counter height bar stool.  

I found one in all of it's micro fiber glory and knew that the shape was good for what I wanted, but the look left something to be desired.  Comfort is also key since I can sit for hours at a time making jewelry.  

I found this graphic yellow and white print that coordinated well with the existing window treatments.  My original intention was to make a removable slip cover, but in the end I went with permanently upholstered.  It gave a more fitted, clean look to the chair.

Take a look at the before:

I'm now trying to decide if I want to paint the legs.  They appear black in the photo, but they are a dark espresso stain.  

I really love the extra pop of fun this print gives the room!  I have so enjoyed working in here and now it's just that much more comfy :)

I wish I had taken pictures of the step by step process, but I get too involved when I start projects like these and don't think about that at the time.  What do you think; paint the legs white or no?


  1. Keep the dark legs! I like the contract of the few dark items you have in a very light airy room, plus the dark legs keep the chair grounded. I think it would get lost with the white legs.

    I love your studio, so inspiring! My workspace is in our basement and I'm always looking for ways to brighten it up.

    1. Thank you, KMF! I appreciate your input and your kind words :)

  2. Beautiful!!!

  3. Your studio is amazing! Love the light and bright feeling and all the cheery accents you have going on. And I'd keep the legs dark, I like the contrast with all the white you have going on. And it keeps it from being too matchy-matchy.

  4. Hi there! Found your fabulous etsy shop and then was poking around and saw the link to your blog. What a fun biz you have going!

    You studio space is just adorable. I wouldn't have any problem working away in a room like that! Love your new work chair. For what it's worth, I think I'd leave the legs dark. At least from the pictures, it looks like it adds a nice contrast from all the white you have going on in there.

    Glad to have found you!