Last night I decided to tackle my newest project, this being refurbishing the caned chair pictured above (I actually bought a matching pair off Craigslist). Step 1: removing the upholstery. Tools: a screw driver, needle nose pliers, and brute strength.
I took a lot of pictures so I can remember how to put the chair back together, and saved as much of old upholstery as I could to use as patterns.
A couple inspirational photos: