We took this slipper chair from clunky to chic by giving it a new covering of icy-blue fabric and lots of dressmaker details. Try it yourself with our how-to instructions below: www.bhg.com/...
Upholstering Instructions at Better Homes and Gardens. In a nutshell: Strip the chair of its original fabric and use the pieces as pattern. Then pin the pieces wrong sides out onto the chair. Remove pinned cover and sew it together, with welting reinforcing the seams. Put sewn cover back on the chair. It should fit like a glove!
How to paint upholstery.. there are a lot of methods to do this, but using fabric medium will give you the softest final result.