I made over it's twin a while back trying my hand at upholstery painting.
I have to tell you. I love this one much better than the painted one and am going to have to redo that one again!
It all started with a pair of chairs I received from my husband's boss.
Solid shape, great legs, even the fabric was in excellent condition. Wrong colors, though.
They needed an update. I will show you how I reupholstered this one.
I took all the old fabric off...except the back.
here). I picked out some awesome fabric to make this chair gorgeous. Thanks again Mary!
When you tear off old fabric you can use that fabric as a template to cut out your new fabric. Sometimes, though if the fabric is nasty it's better to just cut as you go.
I am a firm believer in salvaging what you can. This is the piping that was on the chair when I took it off. I decided to give it a coat of black acrylic paint mixed with a fabric medium- a very handy way to use fabric paint. I ended up gluing the piping on the chair. I tried the staples, but they were still showing. With this type of piping, staples go in the center of the 2 cords so they don't show. (that wasn't working this time)