Tricking up our office part 1.

May 17, 2009 at 11:43 pm 7 comments

Last week I had a revelation. Every room in our house has nice, handmade, inspiring things in it, apart from the office. Not only is it boring, but as I’m not a very organised person, it’s also really messy. This is not the ideal situation, because it’s the room where WSW is created, where we need the most inspiration (and where it would be useful if you could walk, rather than jumping over things filed on the floor). Because I sometimes need tricking into tidying things up (bribes, rewards, etc), I’ve decided to tackle the room as a fun project rather than a chore.

It was a a rainy weekend so my first Office Trick-Up project had to be using materials that were already in the house. I covered my boring, forest green office chair with lovely cherry-blossom fabric that had been kicking round the sewing drawer for a while. It actually made me smile when I walked into the office this morning – I’m inspired to do more… mission accomplished (or at least started)!


(ok, the before shot is actually our other office chair – I forgot to take a before photo, but I swear it was as ugly, if not uglier than this one!)



Entry filed under: Making ideas, office trick-up, WSW posts.

The Great Stitch-Up The office chair: a tutorial

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Thomas  |  May 18, 2009 at 8:57 am


  • 2. sue  |  May 19, 2009 at 7:45 am

    you know i want to know how you did that

  • 3. Eva  |  May 20, 2009 at 1:59 am

    I love it! Productive procrastination is the best!

  • 4. blendy  |  May 25, 2009 at 12:58 am

    what a great idea! i totally want to do that

  • 5. tess  |  June 8, 2009 at 12:04 am

    how did you do that?? any instructions? I’m very inspired!!

    • 6. tess  |  June 8, 2009 at 12:06 am

      oops, just saw the tutorial! thanks 🙂

  • 7. edith  |  October 5, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    going to do this today, my chair is in desperate need of a new cover! Fanx


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