Life is too short to sit on uncomfortable cushions! Replacing the foam in your existing couch and patio cushions can extend the life of your furniture for many years, and ensures you have a comfy place to relax.
. #reduce #reuse #reupholster
I wouldn't call myself cheap, but I am frugal. We have a tub chair that has seen much better days. It certainly would have be easier to dish out a few hundred dollars on a new chair or to have it reupholstered by a pro, but a) I really don't feel like spending so much money for that b) I was gifted some great fabric and c) I am always up for a challenge.
When I take on a project such as this, it makes me reflect on my grandparents. Ditching a perfectly sound piece of furniture because it looked worn would have never crossed their minds. Instead, they would roll up their sleeves and would revamp it themselves.
Ercol sofas and chairs are another design classic that have stood the test of time and are still really popular today. The company has a rich history dating back to the 1920’s. Design is really key in everything that they do, for comfort, function and beauty. This is why the furniture retains its value and even second hand pieces are still highly sought after.
Just a girl and her dog that loves her too much and a chair she’s gonna reupholster. I’ve never done this before 😂 but I got 2 of these cantilever barstools last month on Facebook marketplace for $15. If you recall, I went to the middle of the woods to get them and regretted not telling anyone where I was going. LOL. Anyway.
In the process of recovering the dining room chairs - trying to make the corner of the living room a bit brighter and give the lovely old chairs a more modern touch 🤞
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So here’s the headboard finished and thankfully I finished the whole bed yesterday! Not too sure if I’m brave enough to start on the sofa! But reupholstering my bed was easier than I thought! Baby is back from her dads, Kai is in his room having a meltdown. So I’m gonna call it night for insta. Hope everyone had a great weekend. I’m truly done in! 🌻 #reupholster#homedecor#onabudget#homelife#autismmeltdown
I haven't had much time to work on any of my projects recently but managed to try out some paint stripper and clingfilm combo to see if it comes off easier...I have to say that it really didn't but it did come off!
Also the material turned up. It's beautiful, feels amazing and is a good weight too! I can't wait to try it out on one of my other projects! 😜
Chicago bound again, @tanyastouch_uk_usa second project was for her daughter. How exciting is it that Vintique is sitting in a home in Chicago?
Last minute Tanya picked up this beautiful kidney shaped chaise at auction.
Again Tanya had the perfect spot for this in her daughter's bedroom, but the chaise and the fabric were a surprise for her daughter.
The wood was painted black and the seat back and arms were adorned with this amazing Palestrina velvet by @osborneandlittle named after the island at the edge of the Venice Lagoon.
She also picked a @linwood_fabric omega velvet in colour Azure, a rich Italian velvet to give it a modern pop of colour.
Her daughter came with her to collect both items and gasped when she saw the chaise. She absolutely loved the chaise and the fabrics.
Buying new furniture these days can often be a risky business because the consumer is often fooled and taken in by a flashy exterior fabric and/or style but has little if any knowledge of what’s going on behind the scenes.
Most people just don’t give a thought to the kind of construction that has gone into the manufacturing of the chair or sofa of their choosing, as long as it looks good. And that’s a fundamental mistake.
If you know more trade secrets, then you can benefit from making smart choices like this family. #Reupholster and added two beautiful #teakwood#armchair from us. They know!
Little #changes can do wonders for your home. Whatapps Vince 90305057 to start changing how u feel about your #home now.
The day started off a bit rough since my pneumatic stapler bit the dust right off the bat this morning!
I thought this upholstered chair was going to have to wait until a new one came in the mail!
Patience is not one of my strong points.
But hubby ran in town to our local power tool store and the owner of the shop had one on sale! I love small, local businesses!!
We’re back in business!!
Check my stories to see what I worked on while he went in town!
So, how’s your patience level on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being the lowest? I think I might be at a 3!
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All finished up is this chair upholstered with antique cloths from @thecaptainsdaughters. Heading out to P-town and it’s new home!
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The heat wave has passed and now we have a cooling rain. Butterflies, beetles, raspberries, roses and more are growing in the showroom today @timorous_beasties ! What a thrill to sell this vintage, rattan sofa then #reupholster it in something exceptional that takes it into its next realm! #circulardesign#nowisfound To Hong Kong!
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So. First chair update and some tips for those that wanted to do this also.
I know. More than one patch per day so far, but this is a giant project and if the sewing is good then I will add as many as I am up for before my fingers are stabbed raw, or cramp up. Whichever comes first.
Now for the tips!
1. a curved needle helps A LOT. I already broke my first one, but it was super old. I will get new ones.
2. this is not a project for the faint of heart, or people who want things even. The stitch length is hard to control. The squishy parts of the chair make it a wee bit easier, but not much. I am leaving raw edges at the moment. So I just do a running stitch with thick thread or crochet cotton. Maybe some sort of applique stitch would be easier. Will try that next.
3. sewing with the curved needle needs getting used to. 4. paint all the pieces of wood before you start sewing. Which I obviously did not, so I have decided to do it when ever lol. *
[Image: my livingroom wing chair with 5 new patches sewn directly on to the chair. All patches have flower motives. ]
This is a technique called blind stitching….. although I don’t recommend you do it blind with that double ended needle around 🙈. This is one of the first steps in traditional upholstery for creating that lovely rolled edge- visit my website www.alisonscottupholstery.co.uk (link in bio) for full tutorials to get you started on your own upcycle project to help you learn a new skill and unleash your creative side. 😀
So. I have been wanting to reupholster this chair for about 2 years now (because let's be honest...). I could never find fabric I really liked. Then I thought I could find an old quilt and use that. Never happened either. Also the whole making a pattern for a slip cover and sewing the peices... ugh. Am I right?
I finally figured forget all that! I am just going to sew patches right to the freaking chair and call it good. This way, if a new rip happens I just slap a new patch on it. End of story. I started today. I will add one patch a day. Kind of like a 100 day project, but not. Lol get ready for lots and lots and lots of chair updates lol. (No, not daily, but maybe once a week?) If anybody has a swatch they think my chair should not live without, dm me. Maybe a patch from your state, or your city would be fun to add.😊
[Images: old wingchair with first new patch sewn to the seat cushion. Closeup of the patch. ]
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#firstname.lastname@example.org 'Giving old furniture a new lease of life with re-upholstery. We loved working with this fabric, it’s looking fab on a bedroom armchair @gpjbaker.' Chair upholstered in Magnolia in Cream & Blue from the Baker Originals collection by GP & J Baker.