It took seven three-hour classes, but my first chair transformation is complete! Overall, it was a very fulfilling experience. Not only do I have something to show for my efforts, I gained a greater appreciation for the craft of upholstery, a better understanding of why furniture costs so darn much, and I have a fully stocked tool box!
The chair has been dubbed "Princess Chair" by my roommates and no one sits in it except the cats. It's not perfect, but my next one will be ;)