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Old Furniture: Clean, Reupholster or Replace It?
A veteran upholstery cleaner weighs in on the options for found, inherited and thrift store furniture
"piece, reupholster it or replace it? I sought advice from Alec Houle, who has... neighbor who reupholstered a couch I bought at a garage sale, and a nice chair that was... need to reupholster. Mainly because I don't like the fabric and it's pretty old. I... until I reupholster it. Thanks for all the wonderful info! My partner and I just scored... effort to reupholster. Jazzed about the superb craftsmanship of Ralph Colby & Son..."
The Perks and Perils of Reupholstering Old Furniture
Secondhand upholstered pieces can add character to a room, but beware of bugs, snakes and hidden costs
"perils in reupholstering an old piece of furniture. I recently read about a woman who... maybe will re-upholster it. I've sewn for over 45 years, and found that making things... look at reupholstering or re-making items with fabrics is to understand that what your... professionally reupholstered in time for me to rock our newborn. After many years of heavy... task of reupholstering a La-Z-Boy recliner. It smelled but was in good shape so I figured..."
3 Extreme Chair Makeovers — Plus DIY Reupholstering Tips
Spoiled seats and forlorn frames get kicked to the curb by a Philadelphia reupholstery whiz with a flair for salvaging and artistic designs
"ecofriendly reupholstering and tips for DIYers.... I own reupholstered and yet, I fear the cost is going to make me just cover up beautiful... cost of reupholstering it might be worth your time I live in central Ohio, and have... (have) re-upholstered. I hope I can find a fabric that'll update the rocker, yet not... becoming a re-upholstering junkie. I recently had my mother's very gold tufted French... grayed. Re-upholstering is not only green but it allows you to dive into your creativity..."
Quick Fix: Reupholster a Chair Seat
"have them reupholstered with a contemporary fabric. Now I'm thinking I can try to do... tools to reupholster one chair. Thanks so much for pointing that out! You can get an... confidence to re-upholster my loveseat. This is the kind of work that I love to do. What... nailers. reupholstering a chair is the most rewardind DIY project we can achieve. Easy... about reupholstering. I used oil cloth which was a little hard to make nice corners..."
Decorating With Antiques: Sit Pretty on Settees and Sofas
Get character and comfort when you bring home an antique seat — you can even reupholster it to perfectly fit your style
"can even reupholster it to perfectly fit your style... someone has reupholstered and changing the upholstery to something that suits you better... cost of reupholstering the whole thing again in 5 years will not be cheap. Blue... rebuilt and re-upholstered to be used in my dining room. I also did the matching arm chairs... I had reupholstered. I love the contrast of the antique frame with a bold, modern... myself to reupholstered it as I had intended. When I was a child, it was covered in..."
Budget Decorator: 8 Ways to Make Old Furniture Look Brand New
Learn stripping, staining, painting and reupholstering basics to make bargain-basement furniture worthy of center stage at home
"painting and reupholstering basics to make bargain-basement furniture worthy of center stage... piece. Reupholstering a dining chair seat is one thing, but reupholstering a wing... repainting and reupholstering old furniture to keep it from the landfill. Here's my latest... painted and reupholstered this piece to update the look. I paid $60 for it. The fabric... Cushion 3. Reupholster an antique. Taking on an upholstery project takes some serious..."
Things You Need to Know About Buying a Sofa
Learn about foam versus feathers, seat depth, springs, fabric and more for a couch that'll work for years to come
"cheaper to reupholster a good sofa than to buy a new one of comparable quality.... The reupholstering is wonderful. The man that did the reupholstering was thrilled... ve to reupholster, their answer is to throw it away and get a new one! I've always... them (reupholstered or slipcovered) today! Do you all remember when our parents... cushions reupholstered the same way, with two different colours, as I love the reversible..."
Get the Upholstery Work You Expect: 10 Details to Discuss
Avoid disappointment and unexpected costs by going over these key areas with your upholsterer before work begins
"furniture reupholstered is expensive, but the difference between, say, $700 and $1000... recently reupholstered sofas and chairs show up on Kijiji and Craigslist, and I'm guessing... bench top reupholstered, but the current top has never been comfortable. When you sit... chair gets reupholstered, the non chocolate embedded, mismatched cushion top will have... items re-upholstered. One of the items was an antique wing chair. We asked them to..."
How to Commission Custom Upholstered Furniture
Learn the questions to ask, the details to discuss and the easiest thing to get wrong on a custom piece
"suite reupholstered instead of buying new, saying that "these days they don't make... have it re-upholstered in a few years and still save over buying new furniture. Recently... chairs reupholstered, and the reupholsterer told me the wing chair I bought 30 years... me to reupholster this old one (going on fabric #4 now). This upholstered answered... have an reupholster. Mine were traditional chairs--a Queen Anne wing chair and a Martha..."
1 Chair + 2 Fabric Patterns = 1 Fabulous Look
Pair two contrasting fabrics on an upholstered chair to bring edge and an element of the unexpected to your interior decorating
Guest Picks: Leopard Prints to Pounce On
Seeing spots is a good thing when they give furniture, rugs, bedding and accessories such wildly beautiful style
Take a Spin in a Swivel Chair
Guest Picks: Freshen Your Furniture With Slipcovers
Make a clean break with fussy, unwashable fabrics. These slipcovered furniture pieces let you keep things spotless with little effort
11 Ways to Create a Bright Space with Dark Furniture
Houzz Tour: Elegant and Eclectic Femininity
"always reupholstered, refinished, or repainted. Malson and Ballard have a look that... refinished and reupholstered to match the soft cream of the sofa. A sisal rug grounds the... Craigslist, reupholstered in fabric by Maharam. Gold accents can be found all throughout... furniture, reupholstered in natural linen fabrics. The ottoman was found on Craigslist... had it reupholstered in a bold golden velvet. The desk is actually an IKEA dining..."