I have just finished upholstering the top of a piano stool, while this clever lady fixes the bottom half. I forgot to take any before photos but here is what it looks like now.
The underneath is missing a panel so I attached plenty of webbing and a hessian cover to take the weight of people sitting on it. A block of firm foam was then glued on top and a calico layer attached to pull this into shape.
The top layer is a lovely pinstriped green Harris Tweed. It was more difficult than I expected to get the stripes to line up straight...
Or to get them mostly straight!
Last of all a light green braiding was attached around the edges to cover the staples.
Once the top has been reintroduced to it's legs I will show you the finished product!