Why re-upholster when its as easy as this and takes 1 hour not 1 month!
Anyone can do this, you just need a steady hand.
The Paint used in Annie Sloanes chalk paint.
Follow this link to see a practical how to on u tube.
I would surgest a light sand with fine grade paper before waxing.
Waxing gives you a leather effect or canvas look.
You dont have to wax it if you dont like the finnish, just Iron the paint on a
low heat to set.