Take one (at a time) nasty Old Chair.
This was handmade, in Cheshire, many moons ago as a custom order for my Great Aunt. The workmanship was sublime. Yet it had seen it's day....
My dad and i have this disagreement all the time "look at that beautiful wood" he says "why paint it?"
Anyway.... it got "Fished" Big Time.
The seat came off with just 3 screws but the fabric took an age to rip free as we took out all the old pins and staples (my Sister in the picture, lending a hand)
I ended up padding the seat with a big piece of foam before re-stretching it with fabric and stapling it very tight.