Ok another before picture fail. But can we talk...microfiber? How about beige microfiber? Honestly, I really don't like the stuff. I don't like the way it feels, spots and collects hair...eeek. This bench was well made and just needed an update. I love the combo of the white and blue fabric with the european feedsack fabric❤
Of course all re-upholstery, or what I refer to as "expensive wrestling matches" with large pieces of furniture, begin with the requisite removal of about 3 billion staples. I also removed the legs, sanded, chalk painted and waxed them. All of the padding and foam was in great shape and re-usable. The frame was nice sturdy wood. I used the pretty blue and white fabric on the arms and apron. I backed the fabric on the arms with a heavier canvas type material for re-enforcement. The feed sack fabric is 60-100 year old european handwoven fabric. I love the look and feel of this! One of the challenges on this piece getting the fabric folded nicely on the arms. I covered button blanks with the blue and white fabric and sewed them on with waxed upholstery thread. I wish I had done a couple of things differently, but over all I am happy with it.