I love before and after photos. Weight loss, weight gain, plastic surgery, home remodels, makeovers, makeunders.... I love the transformation.
Here is my very own before and after... with a chair from my living room. I am pretty ashamed of how filthy and awful it got. I almost performed some photoshop shenanigans on it to make it look less dirty. But I didn't. This is real. Ew. Real is gross sometimes.
I decided I was going to reupholster this last year. After that, I just didn't bother taking my shoes off while curling up in it. I'd like to blame it on children or pets. But it was all me.
I have never done an upholstery project before. You learn a lot when you take it apart. Like how many staples are holding it together. (It is a lot.) And how much sewing there isn't. It is just trickery with fake seams, staples, tack strips and cardboard.
|There really isn't much to these chairs, is there?
|Cover is off and it already looks better.
|The arm was cracked so we patched it.
|Finished! With footstool.