Holy mackerel. Reupholstery is no f--- joke.
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AFTER: Ta-da! The chair, revitalized!
Note that the fabric on the chair is actually the shower curtains I was previously using to separate Mummy's guest bedroom from our hallway. I only needing 1 1/2 shower curtains to reupholster this chair, so the other ones remain hanging to provide privacy for our next guests.
A couple of awe-inspiring close-ups on the chair. Hammering in each of the individual nail heads was a delight! The idea is that they are a tidy little row, but these ones look like they were installed by a drunken miner. What can I say? I've got a gift.
At right: the chair "in situ" as they say. I still have some extra fabric left over, not including the other curtain, and I'm planning to make a throw pillow out of it this weekend. I can put it on the bed and get a nice link between the chair and bed linens, and then the fabric doesn't go to waste either.
The total budget for the revitalization of this chair, for those who are wondering, worked out to:
$35.00 for webbing, batting, thread, etc.
$20.00 for one and a half shower curtains
+ Three Nights when I could have been doing something more fun
(Oh! Not to be forgotten were the two nights of sleep lost while I fretted about getting bed bugs. They have to be worth something too, right?)
Despite all of my griping, I am actually tremendously pleased with the outcome of this project. It looks great in the room, used fabric I already had, didn't cost much to do... I just wish I was slightly better at doing it. But hey-- almost free is a great price for a new chair.