Upholstery Tip – How to Measure For Fabric Requirements

The first step to any successful reupholstery project is to choose some great fabric. But how much to purchase? Good upholstery fabric can be pricey, so you don’t want to buy more than you have to, but it’s even worse to buy not enough! Let’s measure an average chair. This one has a seat andContinue reading “Upholstery Tip – How to Measure For Fabric Requirements”

Upholstery Tip – How to Measure For Fabric Requirements

Watch the video on YouTube by clicking here! The first step to any successful reupholstery project is to choose some great fabric. But how much to purchase? Good upholstery fabric can be pricey, so you don’t want to buy more than you have to, but it’s even worse to buy not enough! Let’s measure anContinue reading “Upholstery Tip – How to Measure For Fabric Requirements”

DIY Upholstery…Can I tackle this?

Ever wonder if you can tackle an upholstery project yourself? Well, you probably can. The better question is can you do it well? I respect the art of upholstery too much to tell you that anyone can upholster well. The truth is, it takes real skill and more than a YouTube Tutorial to “do upholstery”.Continue reading “DIY Upholstery…Can I tackle this?”

DIY Upholstery…Can I tackle this?

Ever wonder if you can tackle an upholstery project yourself? Well, you probably can. The better question is can you do it well? I respect the art of upholstery too much to tell you that anyone can upholster well. The truth is, it takes real skill and more than a YouTube tutorial to “do upholstery”.Continue reading “DIY Upholstery…Can I tackle this?”

8 Reasons to Choose Re-upholstery

As a furniture upholsterer, I am always asked by potential clients if their furniture is worth re-upholstering. If you are asking yourself the same question, here are some things to consider when making the decision. 1. It’s antique. Making the choice to re-upholster is easy if your piece is antique or vintage. I always recommendContinue reading “8 Reasons to Choose Re-upholstery”

Upholstery Tip: Blind Stitching

NEW!! Artisan Upholstery has a YouTube channel! In a few of my recent posts, I have mentioned blind stitches. Knowing the art of blind stitching is crucial in upholstery. Before there were supplies available for making upholstery quicker, all upholsterers used blind stitching to close seams on furniture. It is an important step for aContinue reading “Upholstery Tip: Blind Stitching”

DIY: Re-Upholster Your Parsons Dining Chairs (Tips From A Pro)

Artisan Upholstery Studio has a YouTube Channel! Check it out!! In the nineties, I worked at a custom furniture manufacturer. I upholstered sooooo maaaaany Parsons chairs that I almost shudder feel nostalgic when I see them now. Parsons dining chairs are fairly simple to re-upholster. (And unlike the 90s version, the legs are no longer upholstered,Continue reading “DIY: Re-Upholster Your Parsons Dining Chairs (Tips From A Pro)”

How to Keep Your Studs In Line (some upholstery advice)

Artisan Upholstery Studio has a YouTube Channel! Check it out now to view our descriptive upholstery tutorials! Did you ever wonder how an upholsterer gets those decorative studs to line up just so? Probably not, unless you’ve tried to do it yourself. They aren’t like regular nail heads; they are rounded. Therefore, if you haven’t had someContinue reading “How to Keep Your Studs In Line (some upholstery advice)”

My Magnum Opus: An Antique Fluted Back Sofa

Can you believe that this sad little lady was found on the side of the road awaiting the garbage truck? I’ve got to say, it just breaks my heart that someone would feel that this is an appropriate thing to do. When she eventually came into my care, she was soaking wet from being outContinue reading “My Magnum Opus: An Antique Fluted Back Sofa”

Antique Windows in the Garden

Last fall, I was picking up some old aluminum storm windows (to re-use the glass for our custom made new wood storms). They came off an old church that had recently replaced its wood windows with vinyl (I won’t even get into how wrong I think this is). They were selling off all the oldContinue reading “Antique Windows in the Garden”