So, I decided it was time to learn how to reupholster furniture, now that I didn't sell it any longer. I signed up for an adult education reupholstery class in Jupiter Fl, not realizing I was beginning a new obsession. This is the chair I found for $10 at a local thrift store. Now the problem was finding someone who needed a chair, since I had no room in my house for anymore funiture. The sucker (I mean, recipient) was my Aunt Kitty, who agreed to chip in on 50% of the cost of the fabric, with the understanding that I would get to redo it in the style of my choice.
I felt this chair would look a lot better if I got rid of the channels running down its back and added buttons instead. The gathered skirt was a non-negotiable element that my aunt wasn't so sure about, but I really wanted to do, so, since the deal was that I got to choose how the chair would be restyled, it got a gathered skirt.