How-to: Gorgeous Revived Chair
Alison Gootee/Studio D
Bring the chair to a professional upholsterer. To save a little money, you can rip off the fabric and paint the frame yourself. We used a high-gloss latex paint.
Our upholsterer didn’t add back the tufting that was on the original chair; instead he smoothed out the seat back with batting, then covered the chair in an upholstery-weight polyester-canvas-blend fabric and added a double welt trim.