I can't take them anymore. Have a look.
No, look closer.
Not only is the colouring not my style, but the fabric is old and dirty. Since we don't generally eat in the dining room I haven't really bothered with these chairs (eight chairs - six armless, two with arms). I have known that at some point we would re-cover them ... probably when we found the right fabric. But this past week, a week in which I had taken some time off and was with them every day ... I just couldn't take it anymore. I had to see what I could do about them. I started by taking the seat off one chair.
And then I started to pry those old, deeply imbedded staples. Ugh. It's hard work. I'm using a small knife, chisel and pliers (from Manuel), and lots of concentration.
See this label?
Ah - that red and gold fabric isn't even the original stuff.
I'm still debating fabrics, and might try a few before getting it right. I'll let you know as things progress ... slowly I'm sure as those staples are brutal.