The Ikea Nolmyra has so much potential. Great lines, perfect scale, cool bent plywood legs. But with that stock gray mesh cover, it’s a like a sexy foot stuck in a dirty running shoe. You can easily upgrade it, though. Just toss a $12 Gurli throw into your Ikea cart, and we’ll show you how to give this cool little lounge chair a whole new look.

By Katie Steuernagle

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What You Need

• Gurli throw (or 1.5 yards of 42" wide fabric)
• heavy duty thread
• painters tape
• gel stain (optional)
• sand paper (optional)

• needle and pins
• sewing machine (optional)

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