I also antiqued it without pictures, my apologizes.
Cut a new piece of foam for the seat and continued to upholster the seat and the arms.
Then upholster the front of the back
DO NOT UPHOLSTER THE BACK.
The trick to button tufting is to have something
solid at the back to secure the buttons to.
I relied on the wood uprights on this chair.
Here are my nifty supplies and tools.
Upholstery buttons (used - keep everything right)
My homemade upholstery needle *your needle must be sharp and strong*
Recover the buttons with new fabric I used the same fabric, you could choose a complementary fabric.
Make sure the back loop is exposed.
Cut your wire to approx. 12inch
Thread your cut wire through the button loop.
Using your large needle skewer your upholstery from front to back. With my SLEIGHBED I had to start skewering at the back because holes were already drilled in the wood. Now tape the wire to the end of your needle.
DO NOT USE A LOT OF TAPE. Try to keep the thickness as thin as possible to get it through the layers of fabrics smoothly or else it will get caught up and the wire will seperate from the needle. You want to get it thru the first time, everytime.
Now gently pull and wiggle the needle and wire through.
Once thru remove the needle and push the button
firmly into your upholster to a desired depth and twist
your wire at the back. (an extra thumb is helpful to push)
Oh George !!! ......
If you were working with upholstery that was already tufted
there would be something in place to tie the wire to. For 2 of these buttons I wrapped it around the wood