Pieces like this are normally pretty easy to reupholster. (Excluding the back of this little settee). Usually there are just staples or tacks under the fabric trim/cording.
Pull off the the fabric trim/cording, then pull out the staples and remove the fabric.
Blue velvet to the rescue! I opted to make the back flat, and just keep the scallop shape on the top of the back. What do you think? Should I go back and do the seamed sunken look?... I'm thinking the flat back has a more modern feel to it, which is what I was going for.
Would love to hear what you think on this one!