Three of our editors give their old chairs an overhaul -- and learn a few valuable lessons along the way.
Turn to the Pros
I’m no stranger to DIY upholstery (I’ve got seven dining chairs and a bench under my belt so far), but the complicated fabric placement was a little more than I was comfortable dealing with. I also wanted to keep a double welt, and I definitely didn’t have the skills or patience to conquer that alone.
I chose a simple linen fabric embroidered with blue paisley that will complement several rooms in my house. Then I set to work finding a professional.
Paisley Linen by Suzanne Rheinstein
Available at Lee Jofa