Step 1: Before
We got it from Craig's List about three years ago. The seats had been re-covered in a neat red silk that looked good but didn't wear well. After months of ignoring the shredded red silk, we finally yanked it off to discover the original black fabric, which also looks pretty bad.
Since we were planning to have 40 people over for Thanksgiving the next day, it was the perfect time to start a new project. Right.