See, Fifi never sits on the furniture (except for the bed). She just isn’t interested in it. But the day I brought this chair home, she immediately hopped up on it like it was meant for her. I took one look and realized it was meant for her. If ever a chair was just made for a Persian cat, this is it, right? I wouldn’t be surprised if I looked in a history of furniture design book and learned that this particular type of chair is known as a Fainting Couch for Persian Cats.
About the chair. I found it earlier this week at an antique store, somehow miraculously wedged it into my Zipcar, and brought it home. I’ve been looking for something ultra-ornate-antiquey like this so that I can give it a makeover with a really interesting modern fabric – kind of something like this. Oh, and learn upholstery in the process. I don’t know if this will be a really difficult beginner upholstery project or not, but it wasn’t expensive so I figured what the heck, I’ll try. I’ve got several (ahem) other projects in the queue before I can start on this chair, but hopefully I’ll be able to work on it over the winter.