Your stool maybe a different shape, with different legs to the Queen Ann style shown here. Your stool may have little squat Bun feet - or maybe even legless?!
The upholstery padding shown is this set of tutorials suits any size or shape.
Be creative, use different coloured buttons and contrasting piping.
I would always recommend you clean your show wood frame before starting any upholstery and certainly before you start applying your lovely top cover.
Click here for my wood cleaning potion!
The seat frame will be wood but you probably won't be able to tell if your chair is an Iron Frame until you've taken off the top cover on the back! Lots of stitching to unpick gives the game away because yu won't find an upholstery tack anywhere on the back.
For all projects start by using the free tutorials above, to guide you through tools, equipment, materials and stripping off.
All the tutorials include a guide as to how long it might take to reupholster a chair. However, please remember that all chairs are diferent! - And everyone works at their own speed.
Materials on chairs that have previously been upholstered using staples will take a lot longer to remove than those where tacks have been used. Therefore it is not possible to include the stripping back process within the timescale.
The time taken to renovate will also depend upon the condition of the original upholstery – whether it’s just a repair job to the stuffing’s or whether you have to start again from scratch.
The number of hours stated below each style of chair in the following schedule is a rough estimate should the project be stripped right back to the frame and reupholstered again to the top cover finish using some of the original materials within.