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« on: August 10, 2012 04:20:30 PM »

Our friend's kid turned one recently.  I knew he loves monsters (he growls when he's excited - so cute!) and when I saw this chair, I had a moment of inspiration and knew he would have to get a monster-ified chair.

First, the finished product so this thread has a nice thumbnail. Smiley

Modelled by our friend's cat, who conveniently matches the chair!

And here's what it was when I picked it up from the thrift store:

Modelled by our cat, who doesn't match the chair so much.

I approached this project more or less the same way I do everything crafty - I winged it.  I traced the original cover onto the back of my ridiculously soft fake orange fur, and went to town.  I'm not thrilled with the horns, but I couldn't figure out another way to work them into the seams.  I know they're going to get pulled on a lot, so I wasn't comfortable hand-stitching them.

The little boy was actually scared of the chair the first time he saw it!  I felt kind of bad about it, but he's since learned to love it.  Here's a shot of him lounging:

« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2012 04:33:13 PM »

You are a super awesome friend. Your re-upholstery of this chair is fantastic! Clever girl.

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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2012 01:25:11 AM »

super cute idea! I will be on the look out for chairs like that so I can make one for my daughter now! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2012 05:03:53 AM »

This chair is so awesome! I love the cat "models"

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2012 08:45:36 AM »

Yowsa!  I love this chair and I'm sure it will be well loved!  So cute!

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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2012 01:34:37 PM »

Thank you for the kind words, everyone!  The hardest part of this project was working with the fur; if you're thinking about making something like this, jump in and go for it!
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012 01:13:19 PM »

This is so awesome!  I totally want to make one of these for my little monster.  Thanks for the inspiration.

« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2012 04:08:39 PM »

Wow, soo cute! I can't believe I made it out of my childhood without owning something like this. AWESOME!

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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2012 09:33:54 PM »

Oh, I love this idea!!
I think it came out fantastic!
(And I love the kitty models...and here you thought it was a kid's chair. They clearly are insisting that it is a cat bed. Well, that is unless you bought it specifically to be a cat bed and then they'd refuse to sit in it. At least, that's what my cat would do.)

I would so love to do this for my son sometime. He would adore it.

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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2012 12:59:51 PM »

Oh I love this chair!!! What a great idea.

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