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Cat Proof Chair Cover Up - Chair Repair With Vinegar Glue

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You know you can use vinegar for all kinds of house hold projects but did you know that you can also use it to make glue? I found the recipe on line when I used it to cover the first chair. This project is actually the second time that I have used the technique. I covered the first chair last June and it is holding up very well so it was time to finish the second chair. As you can see the cats had done quite a number on it.

The process may sound a little crazy but I decided to cover the chairs with twine because I wanted them to be durable and hold up to the cats clawing without snagging or ripping.

It is a simple process but does take some time. The short video below show one section of the chair being covered.

Once the chair is completely covered and dried it does require a lot of sanding.

I also added a coat of polycrylic to seal the project.

You can find more information on the process here.Here is a shot of the two completed chairs.

They seem to be cat approved :-)

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Materials I used for this project:

  • Old Chair
  • Twine
  • Gelatin
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  • Dfm
    Dfm Cascade, IA
    on Mar 22, 2017

    love the rustic feel on the chair. your cat reminds me of tess, my 5 toed calico.

  • A Crafty Mix - Michelle
    A Crafty Mix - Michelle South Africa
    on Mar 22, 2017

    I actually really, really like the look of the chairs covered in twine and they'll hold up much better with the purr babies. Lovely idea

  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    on Mar 22, 2017

    Had no idea the twine was glued onto the upholstery. Looks more like it was weaved. Great solution. Looks great! Cat approved!!! PURRFECT

  • Stephanie Rountree
    Stephanie Rountree
    on Mar 24, 2017

    I've never heard of vinegar glue. How clever. I'm surprised the chairs aren't scratchy to sit in though.

  • Brenda  S.
    Brenda S. North Brunswick, NJ
    on Mar 24, 2017

    This is amazing!! :)

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