I have a deep appreciation for intricate detail, particularly antique (or old) items. While driving through my community I came upon a gorgeous chair sitting beside a dumpster & had to stop... Well, it seems a dog (other animal or hungry child?)
used the arms as a chew toy, now wonder it was being tossed. However, I love a challenge and a beautiful free chair so in my car she went. I have no experience with furniture repair or upholstery and had no idea what I was going to do with this thing but I just knew it needed to be rescued.
At the time I had two other chairs in line to be redone, coupled with my lack of knowledge on how to repair this chair so it took me a VERY long time to complete it. I didn't work on it consistently either but over a period of months when I was well enough so, please don't let my calculation of time deter you from your own DIY. That's what makes it YOUR DIY, you can work on it when, where, how you want to.