The idea of starting up RenoverUpholstery has come from seeing old furniture discarded and put on the scrap heap.
Instead of seeing the ugly I see a need to restore, modernise, update and revitalize old furniture.
RenoverUphosltery wants to give tired furniture a new lease of life and a home that appreciates it.
All work is completed in the Inner West In Sydney.
If you wish to purchase any furniture I have restored or would like a quote on a preloved item that you can’t part with or maybe that you have picked up from a council clean up, just contact me at email@example.com
August 24, 2014 at 12:55 pm
Hi Lynley, beautiful to see your work. We went to the same upholstery school. I have opened ‘jute & honey’ in Upper Hunter. So inspired when I see us doing such fabulous work. Jen.
August 24, 2014 at 5:51 pm
Thanks Jen look forward to popping into your shop jute and honey sometime soon.
March 31, 2016 at 10:40 am
Hi Lynley, I too have a pair of Parker Knoll chairs like the ones you renovated with the blue/black flower fabric. These were my grandmothers chairs so have sentimental value. I have been hesitating about doing them up for this reason. Your site has given me the confidence to get cracking and try some new fabric. Unfortunately I am in country Vic so wont be able to enlist your help with the re-upholstery 😦 work but was hoping you would be willing to share with me what finish you used on the wood of your chairs? The current finish on mine has a few too many scratches to ignore. Your work looks amazing, just gorgeous! Sophie
April 25, 2016 at 6:07 pm
Hi Sophie sorry for not replying sooner – I stripped the old finish off then sanded, making sure you go from a 180, 220, then around a 340 – 400 sand paper. Going through the grades of sand paper will give a nice smooth finish. I then used shellac – hand polishing the finish. Hope this helps. Lynley