Quick Ikea Office Chair Hack

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I swore I wasn’t going to buy an Ikea office chair. I was going to scour the web for some vintage Eames beauty or something like that. But darnit if that Ikea siren song didn’t call: “simple, comfortable, modern… affordable…” And you can walk out the door with it the day you need it.

I really do think the Patrik Swivel chair is all of those things. Up top, at least. But its base could look better.

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Rustoleum’s Metallic spray paint in Brass is the best gold. I love how it turned out, and it couldn’t have been easier: because it’s Ikea, the base is already apart from the chair and ready for painting!

I can’t wait to show you how our Vitsoe-inspired office shelves turned out.

P.S. Other home design posts you may have missed: our home tour, a fresh bed, and new lighting.

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Let’s Discuss

  1. Louise

    I love this! So simple yet effective….why do I never think to do these sorts of things?!

    So excited to see more of the new house – I adore your style!

  2. Elizabeth

    I’d give anything if I could purchase Ikea online, without paying exorbitant shipping costs! But alas, I live in Oklahoma and will have to keep dreaming. I can’t drive to Plano every month to peruse!

    Also–I am looking for a rug exactly like that. Do you mind sharing where you found it? I’m only finding really expensive, albeit gorgeous, ones.

  3. Beatrice

    Hi there, love that effect! I want to do the same with a floor lamp… can you let me know if you had to prime it first? Thanks!

  4. Just bought this chair yesterday, albeit with the straight legs, and am very much considering painting the base gold. thanks for the great suggestion!

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  7. Just wondering…. how comfy is the chair? Did it hold up well? I’m in the market for an office chair and would love something inexpensive!

    • Ashley

      I find it to be holding up well and still comfy. I suppose ultimately something with more lumbar support is ideal, but I like that it’s height-adjustable and firm.

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