Phase Two: Putting this darned thing back together
Step One: Painting...
Once I ran to the fabric store and picked out a fabric, I decided what color to do the wood. Orginially, I was going to stain, but decided black paint would go better with the fabric. So I picked up a quart of paint and got to work. I think it's looking good so far.
This went super quick, which was almost disappointing because it means I have to man up and get to the upholstering part really soon here. Well, hopefully I'll see you on the other side of this project and you won't find me curled up in a ball on my unupholstered sofa crying into an uncovered cushion.