A Tufted Loveseat Gets Sophisticated

This sweet loveseat was brought to me for a makeover. It isn’t an antique -just a reproduction piece- but it’s still cute as a button and worth saving. It will look terrific with a bit of updated fabric. Tufting a seat and back is not something I would recommend for a first-timer. You’d probably wantContinue reading “A Tufted Loveseat Gets Sophisticated”

Re-Upholstering Rollover Arms (How to Replace Foam)

The arms on this chair have obviously seen better days. Although the foam was not breaking down and could have been reused, my client decided she wanted it to be replaced. Replacing foam on furniture is quite costly, but it is sometimes necessary. If a chair smells bad, either from cigarette smoke or lingering petContinue reading “Re-Upholstering Rollover Arms (How to Replace Foam)”

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”

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”