Before & After: How Plycraft Met IKEA and Made a Great Chair Baby

updated May 4, 2019
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
Post Image
(Image credit: Design Stoke)

Sometimes, while thrifting and searching about you come across something amazing, and in perfect condition. This wasn’t one of those times. Kelly found this old Eames-style Plycraft chair whose leather was nasty, grime-covered, torn and faded. There was no way she’d harm a hair on the head of a real Herman Miller lounge chair, but this knock-off was another story…

(Image credit: Design Stoke)

After taking everything apart and removing the existing upholstery, Kelly says that wrapping the chair in an IKEA fabric was easy. Now, the new bold pattern makes her smile every time she sees it.

See more of the project over at Design Stoke, and say hello to Kelly while you’re over there! Thanks Kelly!