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Old chair in a new outfit

Added Sep 23, 2010

by Ralf Schmitz

Berlin, Germany






I got this chair from my mum and dad in law. it had tonnes of old paint, dirt on it and the seytingarea was brock and had no upholstery on.

first i sanded the whole chair (this took forever) but i discovered underneath its real wood surface and its natural beauty. i oiled the wood with a darker woodoil and made a tailorefitted upholstered seatingarea in the middle of the chair.

Voil! my cat, my husband and i love it……..hope you like it too

Material Notes

Sandpaper, woodoil, upholstery fabric, upholsteryfoam, electric tacker mashine




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage


mum and dad in law

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    Sep 25, 2010, 02.55 PMby magdamagda

    I couldn’t ignore a cat thumbnail! I say leave it for the cat although you all love it, cat seems happy and kind of possesive abt it… after all it’s cat’s PC chair…

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      Sep 25, 2010, 03.59 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      well it seems to be our cats chair now, but he is nice enough to let us sit on it from time to time :-)

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    Sep 25, 2010, 09.44 AMby zaarissima


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    Sep 25, 2010, 01.21 AMby papayo-azul

    Que lindo es rescatar las cosas antiguas y seguir disfrutandolas verdad. Me encanta tu gato hace juego con la silla

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      Sep 25, 2010, 06.11 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      muchos grazias papayo!

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    Sep 24, 2010, 08.23 AMby helluvaguy

    That looks very nice and it must be very comfortable, otherwise your cat wouldn’t be sitting there, right?

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      Sep 25, 2010, 06.10 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      oh yes! my cat is very picky where to sit! and he loves the new chair! thank you for the compliment!

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    Sep 23, 2010, 06.05 PMby tejka

    beautiful chair and the suit!

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