The little girl grew up and got married and had a little girl of her own, and the chair stayed in her room. But the fabric (that used to be curtains) became old and tired and tattered, and no longer looked nice and the chair was used to hold extra blankets and pillows. Then one day, the little-girl-all-grown-up decided she'd try to make the chair new again.
chair "before" - with tired and tattered, used-to-be-curtains cover ... pretty bad, huh?
chair "during" - after removing old cover (alternately, this could be "way before" as it's sort of what the chair must have looked like when it was new ... but - as discovered when buttons were removed - the chair was NOT originally beigey-gray, but a light medium blue. who'd a thunk?)