I came across an idea on Pinterest (of course) months ago and I've finally gotten around to executing it this weekend.
We have two occasional chairs in our living room that I bought a couple years ago. The cats immediately took ownership over them and basically destroyed them in record time. Bummer for me because I really liked the pop of colour they gave, but I still hesitated tossing them out because in my mind they were relatively new and still served a purpose. Then I decided they just needed to be recovered. What I chose to recover them with didn't match my personal decor though. The 'material' was more acceptable for a teenager. What a coincidence! I just happen to have one of those and he just so happens to be getting a new bedroom.
Here is the side chair before I tackled it but after the cats tackled it.
I basically just took my time and pieced it all together in as many large pieces of duct tape as I could. The less seams the better as I have a feeling eventually someone will pick away at a seam. The good thing about this kind of reupholster is that I only need a new piece of duct tape to fix it and it won't stand out like a sore thumb! I hope he likes it. I think it will be a pretty cool addition to a teen aged boys room and I have enough duct tape to redo the second chair if Gage decides he needs extra seating. Or maybe I'll just reupholster the second chair and give it away to someone.
This particular chair took one entire roll of duct tape and about 3 extra (long) pieces of another roll. Not too pricey of a project when you consider these chairs were basically just headed to the dump. Now this one has a chance at a 2nd life.