I have an addiction to reupholstery now! I found this beauty in the classifieds and fell in love with the legs - I had a vision!
Using the same process as before (click here to see) I simply covered the old ugly fabric with new using a staple gun. As you can see I covered the wood "detail" on the wings of the chair with batting and then covered it with fabric. The grey fabric I got here (I used about 3.5 yards of it), and the blue linen fabric I found at Jo-ann's (I used about 2.5 yards). I was able to do all the stapling myself but called on a friend to help me out with sewing the cushion cover, she did a superb job!
I chose to put a different fabric on the sides and back for a fun contrast, that also meant that I had some ugly staples along the outside of the wing that were visible but that was fixed with some piping.
My family room had all the same leather furniture and I knew I needed to break that up - so the chair was replaced. The large "M" monogram pillow from my couch moved to my new wingback.
This back corner was bare.....
The leather chair and green pouf have a new home!
Total cost on the wingback was around $150. I'm happy with how it turned out and how the whole family room looks now!