NY Good Questions: Can I Upholster This Chair Myself?

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Dear AT,

My friend is throwing out an IKEA Tullsta barrel chair, and I offered to take it off his hands.

The only problem is that the chair is in the "natural" color and heavily stained.

I know IKEA sells slipcovers for this chair, but the selection is frightfully limited and I found them to be rather boring.

Is it possible to upholster this chair by myself?

Any thoughts or tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks! Christina

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.