Uncovering this chair was like a mystery. How does the seat come off? What is underneath that white fabric? How will I attach my new fabulous fabric?
Well, the seat comes off with a little force. And there is ugly green velvet, probably from the 1970′s, under that white fabric!
As I started taking the chair apart I noticed that it had been recovered before, some of it looking quite professional, with upholstery tacks. Those tacks were a bit difficult to remove and I ended up using a hammer to wedge a screwdriver under the tacks to pry them loose.
And some of it looking a little homespun, with hot glue on to hold the piping in place:
And how I put the new fabric on…. well you’ll just have to wait and see….