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jancola
« on: June 04, 2008 11:02:07 AM »

Hi, everybody.

I didn't think I would have time to finish this, but I got lucky yesterday at a discount fabric store and found the perfect maroon microsuede at a deep discount, so that lit a fire for me and I turned this out last night.  Here's the final product:



(hey, it kind of looks like a face, doesn't it?)

Before:



A plain black office chair, ruthlessly savaged by cat claws. See:



I used a combination of machine sewing, staple gunning, painting, hot gluing, and brute force to put this together.   There's some stuff that needs fixing but I'm pretty happy with it overall.

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I added a piece of gold trim to the back to make it less inviting to cat claws (they like a long smooth surface). 



Note the messy living room - mad crafting happened here!  I'd like to show it to you in the office, where you could see how it matches the decor, but there isn't enough room for pictures in there.



Sorry the pics are kind of dark and blurry and covered in cat toys, I really needed to get to bed Smiley
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lil_abi
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2008 12:34:10 PM »

I'm sitting in your "before"!  Thankfully I have no cats, so it's been spared the Royal Claw treatment. 

Nice redo!
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2008 12:06:45 PM »

well done!!!
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jancola
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2008 12:54:25 PM »

Thank you!  This is my first upholstery project, I kinda want to do every chair in my apartment now Wink
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FarahAbood
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2008 06:39:49 PM »

It's look like majestic.
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2008 12:03:43 PM »

It looks great! Let's hope the cats don't get to this one Smiley
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