if you are a "real" re-upholstery professional...you may want to avert your eyes. this is a redo whilst making do with what I had on hand. though...i may be willing to bet you that you can't tell the difference once you are sitting...
here's a before, next to an in progress chair. we went to visit our uncle b last weekend and i kindly
stole acquired these from his garage. he thought the red was just fine. i thought so too. if i were going to put them in a dental office...they had a goodwill sticker on them of a whopping $5 each.
i did not take off the red before i put on the houndstooth. i took one look at the bagillion staples and just had a feeling that my patience would not tolerate the removal of so many staples. the fabric i used is upholstery weight so you can't tell...and because i didn't start from scratch...i had to use a glue gun in some places...once i stapled where i could.
my favorite part may be the part you never see...a fun fabric covering the bottoms.
it's fun just knowing it's there.
i'm pretty pleased with my unconventional re-upholstery style. :)