Sometimes when you're doing upholstery EVERYTHING seems to go wrong.
Occassionally everything goes RIGHT.
With this chair everything went perfectly and as a result the workmanship was top notch. I love it when a plan comes together! :)
This rocking chair came to me in an ugly 1990s type fabric, but as I peeled pack the layers discover it had been recovered 3 times, each layer still intact! The original fabric was a barkcloth floral, shame it was too badly damaged to salvage!
The bones were in excellent shape, as was the foam. The fabric was a top quality Warwick that was divine to sew and work with. The photos don't do this fabric justice to be honest.
The woodwork was in great condition overall. I just rubbed it back a little to remove any lasting varnish, then applied a brown stain. A polymer varnish finished it off and gave it a subtle sheen.