Through course of the class, all that nastiness was discarded and the chair was shored up from the inside out.
New padding was added, of course. (Looking better already!)
Barb's original intention was to recover the chair in an aqua-colored velvet. Having a keen modern eye, Shelly gently suggested that she go with something a bit less benign, namely an orange wool fabric Shelly had on her studio shelves. If you're fans of Curbly, you'll know Ms. Mod isn't exactly keen on antiques like this one, but the contrast with the modern fabric made Shelly go ga-ga. She fell in love with the chair. So hard, in fact, that she traded Barb a free class for the chair, which is now in Shelly's living room!
And for comparison, the original hot mess:
I know what you're thinking: too bad we don't live closer to Shelly's home base of Indianapolis to take one of her classes. Well, guess what? Shelly's now offering an ON LINE reupholstery bootcamp class. She's running an 'early bird' discount on tuition good until 7am EDT September 2, 2014. The class itself begins September 15th. For more information about the bootcamp and to enroll visit this page on ModHomeEc. And to get updates on Shelly's future online courses, click here.
Thank you, Shelly, for the exclusive!