Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New Set Of Wheels

I would love to have the office one step closer to "finished" and I believe the next step is figuring out the chair situation.  The reupholstered cushions came in but I want to have them sprayed and use them as the desk chairs.  The problem is they are not tall enough for the desks and I really love a desk chair on wheels.  
 I thought adding casters would be easy but the base of the legs does not allow anything to be screwed in from the bottom and the tapered legs add another difficult element.
One solution is casters made for antique chairs with cups that cater to the tapered legs but so far all that I have found have been at least $13/caster like these.
However, I am unsure of these are made for heavy use and when you multiply them by 4 legs on multiple chairs- chairs that I love but not worth spending too much on- it becomes more than I want to put into these particular chairs.  So, if you know of any options I am not thinking of for these legs please let me know.  I would love to be able to use the chairs if possible.

7 comments:

Laurie said...

Sorry I am not a wheel expert - but I love the fabric on the chair :)

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

I agree with Laurie- the fabric of the cushion is to die for- even if they can't be used as an office chair, you MUST find a way to utilize them! They are so pretty.

janice said...

These chairs are gorgeous! What color are you going to spray them? I love the brass casters, looks like F would fit, could you screw them into the side of the leg? I know it's a little pricey but the chairs would be so unique when they are done, you will love them for a long time! Please post the finished product!!

Lauren@BaylorSays... said...

I'm crazy about putting gorgeous chairs on casters. Make it happen! That fabric is lovely and bold.

Kristy @ I Design Love said...

I love the chair!

lucy said...

sorry, I can not help you,I can not do it. the chair is the style of hollister like.

The Other Me Is Sane said...

I've been pondering such a thing and have thought one could build a base with holes the legs could fit into. The base could be on casters to roll around. If you wanted to change it back, you could take it off the base. As long as the legs fit down into the holes a ways, it seems it would be stable. That's all I've got for now, sorry!