I rescued this chair from my aunt's storage building. It had belonged to my grandparents, and she didn't want to get rid of it. So she stuck it in storage. I claimed it the minute I laid eyes on it. I love the shape and size of the chair, and the pattern on the back. It's a vintage from Tell City. It's made of Mahogany and so heavy. I had forgotten just how heavy, until I attempted to take it to my deck for some outside photos.
Other than the arms being worn out, it was in excellent shape. I had purchased some fabric for a totally different project, but the more I looked at it I decided I would cover the chair with it. I have read lots of tutorials on reupholstering, but I mostly just winged this one!! :) So this post is mostly a before and after. It involved lots of staples, patience and the glue gun. Here is the after!