Misbehaving pets are a main motivator for homeowners’ redecorating, reupholstering or at least buying new couch cushions and pillows. God bless the cats and dogs that get bored and destroy drapes and furniture because they keep me in business! 🙂
This chair was once a stately bedroom dressing chair and holds fond family memories for my client. While in storage however, the cat claimed it and is responsible for the missing buttons, shredded fabric and clawed legs. On examination I see that the frame is very sturdy, woodwork is NOT deeply scarred and the springs are still attached but untied. Thank goodness there is no pet smell.
This chair is definitely worth fixing and with a little bit of “ta-da” redesign its issues can be remediated without costing a fortune. I plan on painting the woodwork a “cappuccino” color, replacing and really beefing up the padding on the seat and back, adding buttons and double welting. I can picture a really gorgeous traditional fabric suitable for its clean simple lines. Click on the RRS Feed button to sign up for the “before and after” pictures and “how-to’s” in a couple of days. I think you will be amazed and inspired to tackle your own chair project.
In the meantime my client is wondering how she can retrain the cat to stay off the chair! My client has asked…“Please, please leave your best suggestions” in the comments.
Here kitty, kitty…
Added 3 days later PS… Have finished the chair now… check out the after chair upholstery pictures