Yup, that one (the photo doesn't even do justice to its yuckyness, honest).
I thought it was a lost cause, but as it matches the bench that we DO want, we thought it'd be a good test subject. H signed himself up for sanding and staining task (yup, he's just that sweet!).
Yeah, because of the dust sanding creates he had to do it on our 1m wide terrace, good times! Once that was done we re-attached the arm and H stained it.
Now that the body was intact, my job was upholstery. As I mentioned the other day, I scored some great deals at "Solden", and one of them was a great Merimekko-esque tree print upholster fabric for 5eur a meter (insert happy dance here!).
Armed with my trusty staple gun, (thanks mom!) and the new fabric I attacked that chair. The backrest really had me stumped as "correct" upholstery was leaving the cushion too big for the frame. But after scouring the blogosphere, I tracked down just the tutorial I needed (while also giving me an excuse to buy a glue gun). A little plastic and hot glue later, and ba-da-bing, the Beast has become a Beauty!
And 'cuz we all love a before and after shot
Now, if only we had enough space in our apartment to work on the bench...