She had me in mind hoping I could work some magic and fix it. Unfortunately, I couldn't fix the broken leg...but I could replace it. Why waste a perfectly good chair otherwise? You can see how this one just couldn't be fixed. Besides the missing pieces, it was in too many pieces to make it stable again.
Here is a good look at the chair with the new legs. If you are interested to see how I added the legs, you can read my add legs to furniture post.
The fabric was worn in spots so I took off all the old fabric and trim and got to work on making this chair new again.
Yes, I took this fabric off as well.
I covered the seat the same way I usually do. For details, go here.
After the seat is covered, next comes the front side of the back. In this case the arms were sewn onto the back and all attached at the same time. Here is a photo of the back of the chair. It shows the fabric being pulled through and attached to the back of the chair.
The fabric was folded under and stapled along the arms of the chair.
The fabric on the back of the chair was attached with tacks and cardboard at the top and bottom then stitched along the sides.
I had a problem finding trim (didn't want to drive 30 minutes) and didn't have enough of this fabric to sew any piping so I went with some ribbon from the $1 bin at Michaels.
I hot glued it around the bottom and the arms to cover all the staples and tacs.
Nice fall colors don't you think? I am ready to hear your thoughts...