First, I am not much of a planner (okay, maybe I knew this already). When faced with a project, I like to get a few important details lined up; in this case, new fabric, a re-upholstery book I can refer to, a good pair of pliers, and a Sharpie. I tried reading the entire re-upholstery book a couple months ago and I got a couple pages into it and gave up. It meant very little without actually working on the project.
Secondly, the chair had been re-upholstered before, and some of the original fabric had been left intact. Here's the spooky part: the original fabric looks almost exactly like the fabric we chose to re-upholster the chairs! This means we're either old-fashioned or cool in a vintage sort of way. I'm going to go ahead and say it's the latter. Yup, that's it. (Just humor me, okay?)
|Revealing what's underneath. I'm still unsure as to how much of the batting will need to be replaced.|
|A closer look at the original fabric. Click here to see what we picked out. It's downright freaky, I tell you.|
|You know how old furniture sometimes bulges out? That's because the webbing (those brownish strips in the photo) have stretched out from the tension of the the springs and years of use. These need to be re-stretched, though I'm hoping not replaced.|