Destruction might be a bit harsh of a word, but that’s sure what it felt like ripping apart the entire cover to a chair. I am recovering Tim’s cushy desk chair as a birthday present. This is how it looked:
As you can see, the vinyl covering has started to flake off and rip all over the place. Aside from being unpleasant to look at, it also scrapes a little bit. So, it needs a new cover. What Tim doesn’t need to know is that I have never done this before. But, that didn’t stop me from completely ripping it apart. I took notes and drew pictures of how things look, but I’m going to need a lot of good wishes from blog-land that I can put this back together again. (This is like my own personal Humpty-Dumpty challenge, I guess.)
What I ended up with is in the picture below, along with a few bags full of stuffing and all the lining and zippers, which were in good shape, so I can re-use them.
Tonight we are off to the fabric store to pick up the new fabric, probably a dark red suede or something similar. Look for it in part 2!