She was originally created with foam rubber which had degraded and turned into an aweful ORANGE gritty dust. Very messy job. Some of that dust is showing on the white batting. I left the white on there and covered it with a egg crate foam mattress pad and some more batting to make it nice and full.
I upholstered this with a painters cloth. I learned about Painters Cloth from Miss Mustard Seed's blog. (i have a secret crush on this mustard lady... WOW to have that type of talent and creativity!!) This is a great cost effective way to reupholster furniture if your into white. I'm going to do this again and try dying the cloth a different color since white really doesn't work in a house with Black Labs (who shed like NOTHING!!) Preparing the cloth is very important. It starts out dingy brown/yellow and pretty crispy. I bleached this cloth lots. and i mean LOTS. Two cups bleach in a cold full washing machine and let it sit for several hours. I did this three different wash cycles and then washed it with just detergent and dried on high. It turned out very soft and a beautiful winter white color.
The first step is removing the existing upholstery as best you can because you use the pieces as a pattern for the new covering. Remember to mark the pieces so you know their placement on the chair. I used a Sharpie and just drew all over them explaining how they go. What's up and down, how it was wrapped around the chair etc. AND I took lots of pictures I could refer back to to make sure I could see how it was done originally.