Monday, August 13, 2012

Full of Cat to: IKAT

 Do you see all that cat hair??????
 In every crevice.....

I'm allergic to cats. 
That is why I say "ew". 

I don't think a human ever sat on this chair.
 Just cats.
It was in great shape structure wise.
And was $15, so I bought it.
The couch in the back was $30, but I'm just reselling it.

*~This was my first time attempting upholstery~*

So bare with me.

Stripping this thing was ridiculous.
The allergies aside, it was 115 out the week I decided to do it.
I didn't want the hair in the house, so in the garage I went!
Bad idea. 
Heat exhaustion big time.
Plus allergy headache for two days.
 It took me hours to get everything off! 

The legs got a quick makeover for a more updated look.
I decided I wanted Ikat months ago and scored a deal on the fabric.

And only a few short hours to put the new on:
(Which I did indoors.)

The cushion needs a slight tightening.....
But I LOVE how it turned out!!

How'd I do?

 (That cushion will be fixed.....eventually.)

It really doesn't have a place as it is for the new house.
So he is shoved in a corner for now.
Can't wait to put it in the new living room! 
This is a super comfy chair, 
I'm sure it will get more human use now.


  1. I would definitely give it some human use!! GREAT JOB!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  2. Great job! What a huge task. Don't know if I would have tried it. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Redoux. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  3. This is your first upholstery job? You did a fabulous job on it!!! I love ikat fabric and you've done a wonderful makeover on it. The white legs are lovely, too.
    Hugs, Cindy

  4. Wow! I love it! I have a similar shaped chair in pink velvet sitting in my garage. I haven't felt confident enough to tackle reupholstery though. Congratulations. Patti

  5. What a beautiful job you've done! I love the colors. Megan

  6. I love the after. I just took and upholstery class and my chair was not nearly as complicated. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow.

  7. Looks great! You did a fabulous job on the arms. Just a hint, if you cut your fabric the same size as the cushion (do not include seem allowance), it will be enough to make the cushion look full and tight.

  8. Wow, what a great job!! It looks awesome!!

  9. I love what you did, I think the white legs look fabulous but I can't believe that was your first time upholstering something. It looks so good. I have had a chairs for years that needs to be re-upholstering and I don't even dare start.

  10. Lovely! What is the fabric called? I adore it!

    1. I found the fabric here:
      It took just under 6 yards.