Okay, now let's get serious. The seat of the chair is a basic box and it was quite easy to cover. Then I covered the back of the chair with a dyed canvas drop cloth. Like most upholstering, the staples were showing when I was done. I chose not to use welting, but created something a little flatter and less obvious.
I used the matching canvas with a strip of felt inside for some body.
After I ironed the pieces, it was time to glue them. I used a permanent fabric glue for this.
The next photo is the finished product before it was glued to the chair.
I simply glued this strip over the staples. Here's a closeup.
You ready for the finished product?! Remember what I started with.
Here she is!
I love how it turned out. The binding looks really nice on it. I think a traditional welting would have been too bulky. It lays nice and flat against the canvas.
This was my first big upholstery project. It should have been done a long time ago. But it's done now. I don't think I can ever get rid of this rocking chair. I owe my neighbor a huge THANK YOU!