Mid-Century Office Chair All Dressed Up

Zest it Up
by Zest it Up
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1 Hour
An uber cool mid-century office chair that I picked up for $5 at a garage sale a while back. I'm going to give it a new mid-century look!

Mine was a bit dusty so I made sure to wipe it down!
First step was to flip it over and spray the leg with a metal primer and paint. We chose YELLOW!

In hindsight, I think I would have treated the seat first….that way I would have had less to do when it came to protecting the base from over spray. But check out this cool stuff that I discovered for the seat!

This is such cool stuff! You can pick up Rustoleum’s Fabric and Vinyl spray paint at your local Ace Hardware store…but I have found a vast array of colors out our local upholstery store. It is really designed for car upholstery…but it is perfect for those cool 1960’s pieces that need a little lift. The result was amazingly soft and pliable.

No crunchies here! But be forewarned! This stuff stinks to high heaven!! Do it outside (of course) and maybe don a mask:)…don’t want anyone passing out!

It looks so good!

(Minus the painters tape around the wheels that I forgot to remove for the pic, whoops.)


If you love that mid-century styling (which I adore), you have got to try this out! Imagine the possibilities…….vinyl couches, stools, chairs….all like new and matching your decor perfectly!

Have fun Zestin’!

Suggested materials:
  • Painters tape
  • Rustoleum's Fabric and Vinyl spray paint
  • Another spray paint for the legs of the chair
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