Oh how I love this chair - this rocker chair that belongs to Clair!
I love it so much in fact that I own one myself that is very similar...except instead of upholstering mine...I painted it! Painted the upholstery that is, yes ;-0 You can read my post on that one right here.
Here's what Clair's looked like before:
It was actually a really cool color, but had just seen better days so Clair picked a beautiful charcoal grey fabric that is perfect for this chair.
How about those awesome old tacks?! I tried to salvage them but most bent or snapped while I was removing them.
I also refinished all the timber so its much lighter and smoother and now, combined with the charcoal looks so much more modern!
FYI, I upholstered this chair the exact same way it had been done in the past. I took photos along the way as reminders and even some video's so I could give myself some advice along the way ;)
I did this because sometimes when you remove the old upholstery, it can be a while before you then start the re-upholstering - especially if you have kids like me - and the removal of old fabric always takes a lot longer than you think, so your plans to get to a certain point by a certain time then goes out the window!!
Have you ever attempted or would you attempt some upholstery?
Have a fantastic weekend!!