First stop was the attic to get the old bench down. You can't see the gross stains in this pic, but trust me they are there.
Now we both agreed that the rolled arms had to go, so that is the only reason this project took very long. Normally you just staple the fabric on and done. But I had to figure out how to get the rolled arms off.
I started by pulling off the fabric on the arms.
Low and behold the rolled-arm form was simply stapled onto the main frame of the bench.
So after removing the six staples on each side they simply came off.
Now I had to pad the two ends to blend with the rest of the bench. Using the foam from the arms, I folded them over twice and stapled it on.
I then used the scrap fabric to cover the foam so the whole piece felt the same end to end. The white fur is slightly transparent, so I didn't want the color behind the fabric to be different anywhere and potentially show through.
And then the easy part. Cover the bench in the fabric. Staple underneath side to side to keep it tight as you move to the end and corners. Then trim the excess fabric and done. Step back and be wowed by your ridiculously cute bench!
Ok well vaccum first because when you cut this fur it sheds like a cat :)
Happy reinventing your old piece!