Eames shell chair restoration
DIY Cut & Blasted Wine Bottles
DIY Eero Saarinen Side Table
Eames DCM Chair Repair
George Washington goes modern
Ikea Lack Modern Credenza Hack
Ikea TRÄBY Hack Credenza
Cheap Modern Desk


Sorry about the lack of post today, I was working on these last night. More to come.

eames, herman miller, fiberglass,foam,glue

eames, herman miller, fiberglass,foam,glue

P.S. there was some powder coat involved as well.


  • Dana@Mid2Mod

    Can’t wait to see the outcome. I had a yellow one exactly like that, with some very minor separation in the same place. I just sold it a couple of months ago. I always wondered how difficult it would be to get that glued-down foam and upholstery off. I guess you’re going to show us. :)

  • Tyler

    Dana, I just finished taking all of the foam and glue off, went pretty easy but I will do a full story soon.

  • Chris

    I just recently went through this. I expect that you will show me some genius way to remove that foam and I will want to slam my head against my keyboard. I haven’t used the penetrol yet so I’m interested to see how the powder coating is utilized. Non-chrome part of the base? or shell? Looking forward to the update.

  • Tyler

    Chris, I don’t know if it’s genius but it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.

  • mike

    I was thinking about tackling this on a couple of mine in the future, excited to see your experience with it!

  • Linda

    Chair restoration aside, I love these close up pics. The look like modern landscape paintings.

  • Eric

    I just picked up a chair that needs to be redone like this. I’ll wait to see how you did it before attempting it on my own. :)

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