So two weekends ago, I pulled the fabric/staples off and primed them. Not lying when I say my hands were sore for about 3 days afterward. Pulling staples is not for the faint of heart! Then, they sat for another week. And this last weekend, I painted them and started to put the new fabric on. I am following Jenny's post as closely as possible, so I'm not going to do a full on 'how-to'. But she is right, every upholstery project is different, and it definitely takes some thinking outside the box.
ANYWAY. Here they are so far. I still have a bunch of stapling to do, but this is their current state.
|(As you can see, the tape is still with us)|
The last step will just be sewing/adding the cording. Wish me (and my sewing machine luck!)