The Re-Styled Collection – by Commission!

Is it cheaper to reupholster a vintage sofa, than to buy new? Not always. Is it cooler? Hell yeah! Artisan Upholstery Studio’s Re-Styled Collection of upholstered furniture is now available by commission. Choose your vintage sofa, choose your fabric, leave it in Aimee’s hands and voila! – take home your own masterpiece! Currently, there areContinue reading “The Re-Styled Collection – by Commission!”

So, You Love Mid-Century Furniture?

You are not going to want to miss this! Our Official Launch is happening in a couple weeks! We look forward to meeting you, and showing off our new pieces in this gorgeous event space on the Dartmouth waterfront!  Plenty of free parking.  124 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, B2Y 0B4 – King’s Wharf, at the formerContinue reading “So, You Love Mid-Century Furniture?”

Vintage Swivel Rockers – SOLD

These two vintage swivel rockers are sure to liven up your living room! They’re in “brand new” condition, with new foam, refinished maple arms and legs and durable orange jacquard fabric. The swivel rocker mechanisms are in perfect working order, with no squeaks. Offered for sale in the Maritimes where pick up is possible, orContinue reading “Vintage Swivel Rockers – SOLD”

How to Strip A Chair

Stripping furniture is, unfortunately, an inevitable part of any reupholstery project. It’s hard on your hands, wrists and arms. It can be dusty, and will certainly be messy. But, you can get it over with as quickly and as easily as possible with the following tips. For those who will be joining my Upholstery Workshops,Continue reading “How to Strip A Chair”

Updating a 1940s Kroehler Rocker

I knew it was bound to happen sooner or later. My chance to update a Kroehler rocker has come at last. You may have seen these chairs around…my step-dad has one in his man-cave. I see them listed on Kijiji often. And, unfortunately, I see them curb side on garbage day once in awhile. I’veContinue reading “Updating a 1940s Kroehler Rocker”

Is My Furniture Valuable? Finding the Value in Your Vintage Furniture

I was recently asked whether or not I could help to determine if a reader’s vintage sofa was valuable. I’m not an appraiser, but I do have opinions. So, I guess now’s a good time to remind you that this blog contains highly edited versions of my own opinions only, and that there are aContinue reading “Is My Furniture Valuable? Finding the Value in Your Vintage Furniture”

Mid-Century Chair Project – Uncovering Hidden Wood Trim!

What’s not to love about classic mid-century chairs? When the client sent me the photos of these chairs (there are two), I thought they looked pretty nice…a closer look revealed the ugly truth. The foam was definitely original…I found a tag that dated it at “1958”. That is some old foam. But look what elseContinue reading “Mid-Century Chair Project – Uncovering Hidden Wood Trim!”

Choosing Fabric for your Upholstery Project – Part Three: Mid-Century Modern Furniture

So you’ve got your amazing vintage find, now what? You’ve got to pair it with the perfect fabric, of course! Mid-Century Modern furniture is best identified by its clean lines. It is best featured when fabric is understated. Colour is great, but steer clear of large-scale, bold patterns. Here are my top recommendations for maintainingContinue reading “Choosing Fabric for your Upholstery Project – Part Three: Mid-Century Modern Furniture”