I can't believe I never published this: our very own Bemz in-house Design-It-Yourself project! It has already made the cut on Ikea Hacker, one of our fave blogs, but I have to feature it here on our own blog too. Plus, it's a short and sweet one.
Bemz is all about personalization which is what instigated this whole Design-It-Yourself series. Here's a little job we undertook to make a Henriksdal bar stool work better for us. We liked the look, size and shape of the bar stool for the Bemz Inspiration Store but were finding it was impeding movement. Plus, its dimensions were not quite right. It sits by the swatch table - and anyone in retail can attest to how often you have to get up and move around the room. To make life easier our Bemz DIY:er personalized it to better suit its function.
For this project, you will need:
- Henriskdal bar stool
- Casters (4)
- Bemz slipcover
- Screw driver
Here's how to do it:
Saw the legs off to achieve the right height, i.e., to fit snuggly under the table so that your own legs can be crossed comfortably yet still high enough that arms rest correctly when typing on a laptop. Note! Keep in mind the height of the casters you plan on using when deciding how much of the leg to saw off. The casters will obviously add height on.
Then simply screw in casters of choice. To alleviate the screwing in process, a hole can be started with a drill, using a bit a size smaller than that of the screw.
And voila! A new Henriskdal desk chair on wheels with a Designer slipcover from Bemz in Marimekko's Unikko Black. (The poster in the background is of a Henriksdal dining chair with a cover in Sagrada Blossom from the Bemz Designers Guild collection).
We made ours and the osteopath's day! If you've got a good Design-It-Yourself idea, send it along to me, with some photo(s), to blog [at] bemz [dot] com and help us inspire a little personalization into everyone's lives...