Cat Proof Chair Cover Up - Chair Repair With Vinegar Glue


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
cat proof chair cover up chair repair with vinegar glue

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.
cat proof chair cover up chair repair with vinegar glue

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.
cat proof chair cover up chair repair with vinegar glue

I also added a coat of polycrylic to seal the project.
cat proof chair cover up chair repair with vinegar glue

You can find more information on the process here.Here is a shot of the two completed chairs.
cat proof chair cover up chair repair with vinegar glue

They seem to be cat approved :-)
cat proof chair cover up chair repair with vinegar glue

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Suggested materials:

  • Old Chair
  • Twine
  • Gelatin
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Cindy @ Upcycle Design Lab

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  • Rosemary
    on Mar 27, 2017

    PLEASE--how do I keep the dog off the furniture? I have tried all of the OTC ideas to no avail...........................

    • Rose Tovey
      on Apr 16, 2017

      I have a few low boxes that fit inside each other. If the boxes are spread out on sofa before I leave the house, the dog won't try to get up. Another option might be to buy a dog bed, and leave it on the sofa. If it is nice and padded, the animal will choose to be there, and not on the upholstery. Even a soft rug runner could work.

  • M
    on Mar 29, 2017

    is the pickle juice glue safe for pets to chew on if the get the ropes loose?

    • It is made with pickle juice or vinegar and gelatin so it is not harmful but I don't think that the twine itself would be to good for the dogs to chew on.

  • Ellie B
    on Apr 5, 2017

    Why does it say pickle juice glue? I cannot see the recipe anywhere!!

    • If you click on the word glue in the first paragraph of this post it will take you to the video recipe that I found on line.

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  • M
    on May 16, 2017

    I'm hoping "Sheba" will refrain from my new leather, but will save this in case..Thanks Great job!

  • Teresa Martin
    on Jun 4, 2017

    This does not work for my cat. She shredded the twine

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