My family thinks I'm nuts. It's the week of my wedding, and what have I been working on? That's right! Reupholstering a wing back chair I got a few months ago!
This chair was a whopping $12 at the ReStore, and has been sitting in our living room/basement for quite a while. If you notice the hole in the left arm, that was the design work of our beautiful new puppy.
I have never tackled a project like this and after reading a few tips online, I started the demo. The best way to reupholster a chair on your own, is to carefully remove each piece so you can use those pieces as a pattern for your new fabric.
I started with the bottom, and took off the very bottom piece, the bottom piping, and the back. I kept a list of the order I took the pieces off to determine the order to put them back on, and labeled each piece with a sharpie.
Next, was moving on to the sides, sides of the arms, arms, seat back and the front part (under the cushion).
I also took some snapshots of how certain pieces were stapled on, and how fabric was tucked. To be completely honest, I should have taken more pictures. If you're going to start a reupholstering project, don't assume you'll remember how something is attached, take a picture of every step!
Overall, taking apart the chair (very carefully), took me about 3 hours total, and this is what I ended up with.