Slipcover Makeover for a Kalamazoo Kitty Chair

Yellow Twill Slipcover by Karen Powell

My sister found this vintage armchair at one of our local pre-owned furniture stores. The groovy green upholstery and retro 50s features weren’t exactly her style. So, I made a simple, cotton twill slipcover to highlight the chair’s classic, boxy shape.

Roz Yellow Slipcover Prep

I padded the skinny T-shape arms to give the slipcover something to grab onto and help create a smooth fit. I also removed the old skirt and padded the inside back to get rid of the tuft marks.

We added castors, too. It made a huge difference! The original chair had a low profile so we added 1.5″ wheels. Now the chair sits at the same height as the other furniture pieces in the living room.