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.
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!
P.S. Our Home Tour, and more Ikea Hacks: 10 Built-in Ikea Hacks, 10 Cool Mid-Century Ikea Hacks, 14 Ikea Hacks for Kids’ Rooms, and our Dieter-Rams/Vitsoe-inspired office shelves (using an Ikea Closet system).