Search

RenoverUpholstery

'Revamping Old Furniture'

Tag

Upholstery

Drop in seat ………..

IMG_0660

IMAG1156

An old drop in seat was delivered with some striped fabric. The owner had found an old chair that needed a revamp. They thought that they were up for the challenge but then like most of us it became all too hard and decided to give me the commission – FAB.

IMG_0647

Off with all the old material, padding, tacks, webbing etc – nothing could be salvaged except the original frame of the seat which needed some minor repairs.

The owner was very happy with the seat and send a photo of the updated look of the chair.

IMG_0654 IMG_0650

Two Very Neglected TV Chairs

I found two very old and neglected TV chairs that needed a new lease of life.Vintage TV Chairs

It just happened that I had also been material hunting at Bev’s Remnants  and found the perfect material for the chairs.

One a fabulous floral which was offset by a contrasting plain material both in a cotton mix.Recovered TV Chair

The wood needed to be refinished which ended up being  more work than I originally thought as it had been done in a polyurethane.  After all the old finish had been removed – which yes I had to do with a paint stripper but I used a citrus based one (not as harmful to the environment) and sanded back, the wood came up wonderfully and smooth with a fabulous glow which set off the new fabric perfectly.

Its always a great feeling looking back to what was and what is now,  knowing that all that hard work wRecovered TV Chairas worth it.

New Cushions and Updated Ottoman

CushionsNew Cushions were in order to give the room a lift and to highlight the recovered ottoman.

The ottoman was recovered in a beautiful fabric from Warwick in lemons and olive greens. It replaced an equally lovely fabric from Signature Prints but unfortunately after many years it was looking very tired and was due for a new treatment. The client was very happy with the result.

Ottoman

Ottoman

Antique Footstool Restored

Who doesn’t love a footstool to put your feet up on after a long hard day.

Antique Foot Stool

The wooden base of the stool was restored and top finished with a warwick fabric.  I couldn’t be happier with the finish look – hope you like it too.

Antique Footstool

Top of Antique Foot stool Leg of Antique Foot Stool Antique Foot Stool

New Look Parker Knoll Chair

Restored Parker Knoll ChairRestored Parker Knoll

FINISHED PRODUCT  (flip the cushion & get a new look)

All the old coverings were taken off and chair stripped of the old wood finishing.

Original Parker Knoll Chair

Parker Knoll Chair

Original Parker Knoll

Underneath was a beautiful, well constructed chair,

needing some tender loving care.

Parker Knoll

I have been wanting to use a combination of wool and handprinted fabric by ‘cloth’ for some

time and thought this is my chance.

IMG_3085

IMG_0334

The rose print looks very blue in the picture but is in fact

a blue black – more black than blue. On the cushion I have done one side in just the ‘cloth’ fabric

and the other in a combination of the wool fabric and the ‘cloth ‘fabric for interest. This piece is up

for sale and looking for a new home. Please send me a note if interested and live in Sydney.(pick up only)

Parker Knoll Chair

Old Parker Knoll Chair – I managed to come across 4 old Parker Knoll Chairs. The frames are in fantastic condition just needing some tender loving care.

I have started the first chair – stripping off the old material and padding. Stay watching for the new look parker knoll chair.

Revamp an old bedroom chair

A friends daughter purchased an old bedroom chair at auction. She managed to look past the old dated fabric to a chair that would look fab updated in an interesting fabric.

Was I interested in doing this project ????? – of course I was.IMG_1396IMG_1496

The first step was stripping all the fabric, staples, old foam – this takes a lot longer than you think.

The legs were scratched so they were given a light sand, stained and were hand polished.IMG_1477 IMG_1479

A very satisfiying job and a happy customer.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑