In my opinion, a wing back is one of the hardest chairs to upholster. Lots of pieces, piping, sewing, etc. In this case I lucked out since I didn't have to sew a cushion, but still had lots of pieces and piping. Follow along as I make over this wing back.
I love tufting. love the legs. just not so much the fabric. Plus on this piece, some of the padding has shrunk.
After stripping the old fabric off, I added 2 layers of 1" foam to the seat. Then, I cut the fabric for the seat and got started. I used the old buttons but painted them to match to save the step of recovering them. I have done quite a few chairs and couches, but I have never seen these upholstery buttons before. They push through the fabric then you put on a washer and spread apart the points! So easy.
Here is the seat after getting the tufts in.
Next I started on the arms.
These arms are sewn together with the wing part of the chair. I added 2 layers of batting to the back part of the chair next.
Here you can see the back of the chair where the tufting buttons went through.
I reused the metal piece from the original chair. First the piping is stapled on, the metal piece goes on top then you add the fabric by pinching the metal clasps closed over the fabric to hold it in place like in the next photo.
Here it is completed.
Next comes the side of the chair. You used a cardboard strip to create a clean edge. You can see that the fabric is upside down over the arm so I can work underneath it. Simply staple along the cardboard strip then let the fabric fall down.
The extra fabric on the side comes around to cover the front of the arm.
Add on the back fabric. On this one I decided to do nail head trim on the sides to match the front of the chair.
I cut small pieces to cover the front of the arms using nail head trim to hold it in place.