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Title: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: witwhitherwilt on April 03, 2009 05:07:04 AM
Meet our  kitty, Oreo:





She mostly enjoys life with her human servants, despite the fact that we are terribly cruel and hardly ever give her more than a bite or two of our sushi and sometimes deign to move when she is trying to sleep on us. But she especially likes the large green-velvet scratching-post in the living room. We like it, too--but we call it "the couch."  Attempts to train her not to scratch it have worked about as well as training a cat not to do something has ever worked for anyone in the history of feline-human relations.

Before:



 So when this challenge was announced, I decided to use the buttons both to cover up the scratches and to make the arm of the couch less "scratchable" in the future. I poured myself a glass of wine, put the figure skating championships on tv, and just started sewing the buttons directly onto the couch. (Hint for anyone else crazy enough to try this: a curved upholstery needle makes a huge difference. I got one after the first frustrating, finger-sticking day and it made things so much easier.)

At first I just meant to cover the torn-up corner:





But then I started to get a bit carried away...





I soon used up most of my buttons. A friend was kind enough to donate a bagful from her stash, and I literally jumped for joy when, after a fruitless day scouring thrift stores, I found several packages of them in the aisle at the Dollar store. I filled in the gaps between the buttons with random loose beads and shells I had lying around. I also incorporated some jewelry that I liked but never really wore, like this large Star-of-David pendant I inherited from my grandmother.




And here's the entire couch from the front:




From the side, it looks a little like a frame without a picture. I thought about filling it in with something, but didn't have time before the challenge deadline. So for now it just frames poor dejected Oreo, who has lost her scratching post and must now contemplate the deep ennui of life:






ETA: Thanks everyone for your concern about Oreo's wellbeing! Rest assured, she has a cardboard scratcher now that she likes a lot, though she sometimes stands on it and meows at me until I sprinkle on more catnip!








 


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: Lmcbride on April 03, 2009 05:23:14 AM
Rocks! Totally rocks!  My cats scratch the hell out of my wooden furniture, and I have no idea how to doctor that up to make it as beautiful as this...  I would do that to my couch even without the scratch marks.


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: shyster on April 03, 2009 05:44:06 AM
Absolutely, positively, fantastic!!! Your tale of feline-human relations was entertaining enough sans pictures, but the expressive face of poor Oreo and the gorgeous end result of your button-wrangling is just priceless.
Thank you so much for sharing...and inspiring!

(There is a massive box of buttons sitting in my studio that may be destined for a similar fate, now.)


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: jloveg on April 03, 2009 05:54:18 AM
you totally rock!  the poor dejected  Oreo.... shame on you servants for neglecting him. LOL
I like that its a frame once completed. great idea.  are  you going to do the other side to match??


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: GrammaBiskit on April 03, 2009 06:00:22 AM
Great concept!  Too bad my husband would never let me get away with that!   :D


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: Gramma Joe on April 03, 2009 06:04:54 AM
Great idea!   I am impressed.  Love the way it looks.


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: Bad Kitty on April 03, 2009 06:06:31 AM
this rocks.....so much awesome is in this idea love it


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: edelC on April 03, 2009 06:09:42 AM
this is awesome..I bow down to your patience and the end result looks fabulous!


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: summertimerolls on April 03, 2009 06:16:11 AM
this is gorgeous!  I wanted to do something big like this, but time didn't permit.  I'm amazed that you sewed them on, and glad you thought of a curved needle.  Great job!  I'm hitting this Rocks for you.

Also, how did you get OREO to sit for the picture?  I don't do cats, but it seems like he was obeying orders, which I get just isn't so with cats.


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: drycleanonly on April 03, 2009 06:21:17 AM
Love it!
Great idea and it look amazing!



Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: blushingbluegrass on April 03, 2009 06:26:48 AM
Great idea, and freaking hilarious write up! Great job!


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: mombat on April 03, 2009 06:28:32 AM
Wow, that is impressive, I think it look great.
Perhaps some catnip would help the kitty.


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: Riechan on April 03, 2009 06:40:08 AM
whaaaa that's really cool!!
When I saw the beginning of the post I thought: She couldn't possibly have buttoned her entire couch...could she?
Yes you can (lol) ! really beautiful, haha that last picture is cute !! kitty = sad :D


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: CraftyMcCrafterson on April 03, 2009 07:02:00 AM
Aww! Kitty looks so forlorn! Oh well, gotta do what you gotta do :)


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: pinokeeo on April 03, 2009 07:27:00 AM
Amazing work.  You have much patience.


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: sunnyskies*4* on April 03, 2009 07:47:37 AM
WOW, you turned that couch into a piece of artwork!


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: alwaysseverus on April 03, 2009 07:56:28 AM
Oh, I LIKE it a lot.


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: Dorkariffic on April 03, 2009 08:56:56 AM
That is fantastic, and I am amazed at how much work and patience must have gone into it! I don't think that it looks "empty" at all, I think it's perfect. If you wanted to add something in the middle but didn't have enough time/patience/sanity/buttons, what about something like a medallion design? I think that would look awesome.


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: Dragonflower on April 03, 2009 09:50:26 AM
Wow, that is just stunning! I second the "I'd do that to my couch even if it wasn't scratched".


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: Artisticsue on April 03, 2009 11:07:05 AM
Masterful job!  I also salute your creativity & patience.   ;D


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: cocoroe on April 03, 2009 11:08:57 AM
Great idea! and so pretty ... love it !


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: Kurtzie on April 03, 2009 11:16:36 AM
what a great idea!!!! love it!


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: Spirited on April 03, 2009 11:22:34 AM
That looks AWESOME! Great idea!  :D
Makes me wish I had a cat again to do this...


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: JennaDickes on April 03, 2009 11:56:08 AM
I am SO glad you posted this! It's so perfect because just yesterday my bf and I were wondering about how the hell to stop my two little beasts from destroying the new couch we'll be buying soon when we move.  The only easy option is that fugly sticky-paper they make to deter cats. I was ready to get some of those big, pliable aluminum sheets to cover the side but buttons are infinitely better. So I am definitely using this idea, even if it takes 10 hours and $50 in buttons!

*this rocks*


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: FeeSewBug on April 03, 2009 11:57:13 AM
Thats kinda crazy but cool, I love it!
 :P
I think a huge 'warhol' type picture of your dear kittycat Oreo looking sulky would be awsome!


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: TheMistressT on April 03, 2009 11:57:58 AM
BRILLIANT!  Even w/o the reason you had to do it, it would be cool!  I'm joining the happy mob in hitting "THIS ROCKS!"


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: sweets4ever on April 03, 2009 12:25:20 PM
witwhitherwilt!!  I cannot tell you how happy I am to see this entry. :D  When we were writing up the challenge, secretly I hoped someone would enter a button-covered couch.  You've just made my day.  Thank you. ;D


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: kitschbitch on April 03, 2009 01:10:50 PM
It looks wonderful!  LOVE it!


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on April 03, 2009 01:22:47 PM
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THAT'S A LOT OF BUTTONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

it's beautiful too.  great job!

Oreo looks sort of...forlorn in the last picture.  but she'll get over it right?   ;)


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: xperimentl on April 03, 2009 02:04:29 PM
I had to hit THIS ROCKS and add this as a favorite project.  Complete crafty madness!  I'm in awe of your ingenuity and your button collection.  Maybe you can buy poor Oreo a scratching post now.


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: violetta27 on April 03, 2009 02:47:35 PM
Wow I admire your patience and I love your end result. 


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: lil_abi on April 03, 2009 03:04:33 PM
Wow.  so much awesome.  and how great that it's not merely decorative, but also serves as anti-cat scratching mechanism.  very apt -- i love it!


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: crendon on April 03, 2009 03:39:18 PM
This is awesome, amazing!!! I love it so much. This rocks for sure!


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: melar on April 03, 2009 04:32:58 PM
Wow! ;D Love what you did and how you described your inspiration for it. (That cat master/human servant relationship is a tricky thing.) The couch looks fabulous, but Oreo looks angry. Better sleep with one eye open for awhile... :o This rocks!


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: GumInMyHair on April 03, 2009 05:26:30 PM
I don't know if I ever would have thought of covering my couch with buttons, but it turned out GREAT. I love it!

You should thank Oreo for clawing up your couch.  ;D 


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: SciFunk on April 03, 2009 08:25:46 PM
That is pretty sweet. I don't normally like things like this, but this is super jawesome, and now I want to do it to my old crappy falling apart couch.


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: Strawberryh on April 03, 2009 09:05:33 PM
This is Brilliant, This rocks!


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: Leetch on April 03, 2009 09:15:23 PM
Wow, that looks fantastic.  And I'm definitely agreeing with people saying they'd do this even if their couch wasn't all clawed up.  I'd love to do this to one of those cheap, plain loveseats from Ikea...

Also, poor kitty  :'(.  I hope she'll get over her loss!  Knowing cats, though, she'll probably just find something else in the house to claw at instead (especially if it's not designed for clawing).


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: dawnsierra on April 03, 2009 11:27:17 PM
Dude.. first I ran across that AWESOME thrift store wedding gown you created and now this? Geez... your awesome.. but I hate you.. just a little mind you.. but still.. :P

(Crafty people with awesome ninja crafting skills only bring to light my own inadequacies. I'll go back to playing with my yarn now..*sigh*)


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: teaandcraft on April 03, 2009 11:47:22 PM
That looks really great!  I think the couch would look really good with the back all filled in with buttons as well, but that would take *ages* and I'm amazed that you had the patience to do all that you have done already.  Also, I love how pensive your cat looks in the last photo. :)


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: ecstatic_spider on April 04, 2009 01:43:21 AM
I love it, pretty and practical at the same time.  Cute cat too!


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: antigone on April 04, 2009 04:50:05 AM
holy crap, that's amazing! kitty looks depressed now.


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: Vicelikeplague on April 04, 2009 09:50:32 AM
this is fantastic!  but poor little kitty!  so depressed :'(


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: CRE8V on April 04, 2009 02:12:40 PM
Absolutely Awesome!  Cat, story and most certainly the couch!  This Rocks! 


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: PixieVal on April 04, 2009 03:18:49 PM
Brilliant! My husband would never let me do that, but I love the way it looks. Totally makes your couch look like a millionbucks.


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: Katie2981 on April 04, 2009 05:18:14 PM
this is amazing! I love the buttons! and oreo!she is very cute!


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: thatrenee on April 04, 2009 06:41:17 PM
I love it - the look on Oreo's face is priceless!! 


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: knits_alot on April 04, 2009 08:54:20 PM
Very creative! I love this!


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: missmuffcake on April 04, 2009 09:27:26 PM
Great job but poor kitty!


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: fibreartist4life on April 05, 2009 04:59:01 AM
This is so amazing.  Personally I would leave it just the way it is.  The solution to the sctatching post was clever. Our Isabella has no front claws with which to inspire such a project for me. 


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: Eclecticlyfe on April 05, 2009 07:12:53 AM
FANTASTIC ! You know Cats ! A great Problem solving move by a true Craftster !!!
This Rocks !!!


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: selkie on April 05, 2009 11:01:17 AM
That is insanely amazing!!!


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: PureOath on April 05, 2009 07:46:02 PM
I know I can't be the only one thinking this...



Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: CrazyCristyC on April 05, 2009 07:53:57 PM
@ PureOath:  Tee-hee.


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: Strawberryh on April 05, 2009 08:20:48 PM
I see the wheels turning and the cat thinking.
"SO she thinks she has won, wait till she goes to bed and finds the Hair ball I am going to leave her on her pillow"
I know I can't be the only one thinking this...




Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: witwhitherwilt on April 05, 2009 11:48:27 PM
My kitteh is famous on teh internetz!  Please don't worry about Oreo, she is very spoiled with both the treats and the luvs and has many fun things to scratch on, as well as the "kitty sauna" (under a table over the heating vent) to lie in. Plus, we took the winter plastic off the windows this weekend, so she can now perform her other favorite activity, keeping watch to make sure no Other Cats are infiltrating Her Porch.


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: Bongmistress on April 06, 2009 05:51:30 AM
First of all this is gorgeous and I love it! Second of all, Oreo looks i-frickin-dentical to my cat, Blinky - which has me a little bit freaked out!

Behold the long-lost-cat-twin!


Sorry to hijack the thread with a picture of my cat, but I felt like this warranted sharing! In all seriousness though this really is stunning, you must have the patience of a saint  :) 


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: LadyDragonTear on April 06, 2009 10:53:15 AM
This is amazing! I now want to start keeping my eye out for thrift store buttons so that I can cover my couch. I'm imagine every time I find a few more buttons I'd add them until the entire back and sides are covered on mine for maximum kitty protection and insanity. :)

Very awesome project, I'm saying "This rocks!"


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: katida on April 06, 2009 02:45:36 PM
Wow! So much work... but it's the best idea ever!

Sadly, I don't think I'll have the patience needed (or enough buttons) to save my sofa from the evil kitty!


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: aylacat18 on April 08, 2009 09:53:08 AM
The whole thing looks absolutely gorgeous! I have the same problem with my sofa, but I'd be worried that my cat might just choose another spot on the fabric or continue with her favorite scratching spot and pull off the buttons in the process (which might lead to her eating the buttons and choking on them). Have you had any problems?


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: madscouser on April 08, 2009 11:09:39 AM
Wow! You must have the patience of a saint - looks brill as well! :-D


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: Kiell on April 08, 2009 08:50:55 PM
You got my vote.. now you have to fill in the empty space! :)


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: imafundork on April 10, 2009 03:07:53 PM
That is splendid!  I love the "framed" picture of Oreo at the end!  ;)


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: ryana on April 12, 2009 04:59:05 PM
This is the coolest freaking couch I've ever seen.  I wasn't sure about all this button business because button crafts are usually a little too cutesy for me, but I stand corrected.  Thanks to your couch I now know that buttons can be funky and unique.  Great job! ;D


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: lenni on April 18, 2009 11:10:38 AM
This is pure genius!  It totally goes with the scratching post, I mean couch, and is so distinctive!  And what a beautiful way to show off all those cool buttons. ;D


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: lilymoonflower67 on April 20, 2009 08:59:53 PM
that is the most amazingly awesome couch i've ever seen.

love buttons!


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: BluGinhm on April 23, 2009 10:54:47 AM
I love this idea!  Of course, my couch that would look great with this treatment is the one the cat hasn't scratched, and the old couch that is cat-scratched - oooh, it would be REALLY busy with buttons, too!  Hmm...may have to do this anyway.
Jan


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: rabid.dustbunny on April 24, 2009 12:25:58 PM
Frackin' gorgeous!  Pleeeeease resist the urge to fill in.  I think that the blank space sets off the buttons and adds to their beauty.  I love it and, like everyone, the last photo of Oreo.  I'd blow that up and hang it framed on the wall!  Brilliant all round.

So, I was thinking...  I wonder if it would be easier or fussier to make a little mini-slipcover-type piece, work the buttons from a comfortable position on the couch, and then stitch the piece on with the upholstery needle.  I am reminded that I have a chair, buried in my garage full of good intentions, that was once beautiful and now beyond shabby, but that I refuse to get rid of.  This would be a perfect treatment for it.  I'm so glad that you shared this.

ALSO, this is part of what I love about craftsters, still willing to actually SEW buttons rather than take the glue gun route.  Good for you, good for us  :)


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: elmom on April 25, 2009 12:51:50 PM
really looks great!! cats make my eyes feel like they're filled with sand so.... but the pic of Oreo after your project was priceless. The sofa looks great!! :)w


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: Maureclaire on April 27, 2009 10:53:59 AM

   Awesome ! Ingenious ! Gorgeous !   Does she ever try to scratch the buttons, tho ? ! 


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: crochetmama905 on April 28, 2009 12:39:03 PM
This is fabulous!  It made me laugh out loud (literally....scaring my own cat who wanted to see what all the commotion was about.  I love your idea, and just may try something like that here at my house.  I especially loved the last picture of Oreo...you can tell that he is trying to figure out what his next move shall be.  I gave you a "This Rocks" nomination.    ;D


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: cklnh on April 29, 2009 02:38:15 PM
omg awesome work.. I totally laughed out loud at the prospect of a cat contemplating life's ennui! ROFLOL

Courtney


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: macmonika on April 30, 2009 02:56:12 AM
great idea :)

your couch look superb and your cat is very glamorous :)



Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: Clarachk on April 30, 2009 07:38:15 AM
 ;D This is quite the masterpiece! What patience you must have. I love the dirty look Oreo is giving those buttons, lol! This couch is now a nice piece of eye candy! ACE!


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: loukr on May 25, 2009 06:29:26 AM
Ooh man, this is ah-mezzin! If only my silly leather couches would take a needle without killing my fingers :(
Ooh well, I suppose that's what glueguns are for :D

Sorry to hijack you post with a pic here, but this is my kitty Ollie, he's not here any more, but I saw Oreo and immediately was like OMG, OLLIE!



He had so many bells on his collar to scare the mice away, he was a good hunter but there was only so many times we could accept such lovely.. soggy presents from him :D

Your sofa has inspired me, I have a tin FULL of vintage buttons that are just screaming for a project like this! :)


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: katheatre on June 09, 2009 11:41:43 AM
You totally rock, it looks beautiful.  I'm reupholstering a pair of chairs and my cat finds them irresistable, I may just add some button detailing to them.  Thanks for the inspiration.  Kitty love to Oreo. 


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: christinc21 on August 04, 2009 05:41:04 AM
that's amazing! My mother in law once threw out a couch because of the same problem. I am glad I have this idea now for her next couch ruined by her precious "Pretty Girl".


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: claustrophilia on August 29, 2009 03:26:56 PM
Haha, your story was hilarious, Oreo is adorable, and the couch is utterly stunning!


Title: Re: Cat-Scratch Fever to Cool Bespangled Couch (pic-o-riffic)
Post by: MainSarahJane on September 14, 2009 08:18:09 PM
So unbelievably beautiful, LOVE IT!  I want to do that with something now!