Re-Styling a Classic Kroehler

There was recently some discussion on my Facebook page about whether or not a classic Kroehler chair needed to be reupholstered, or if it was perfect in its original state. The two schools of thought seem to be: 1. Vintage furniture ought to remain intact and as original as possible in order to preserve itsContinue reading “Re-Styling a Classic Kroehler”

Re-Upholstering a Retro Sofa (part two)

Last week, I posted about this sofa, which was a badly recovered retro piece with the original fabric left underneath. It has had some major cosmetic surgery this week! As they say, pictures speak louder than words, so I’ll just cut to the chase for you. This very vintage looking blue-grey, lightly patterned fabric hasContinue reading “Re-Upholstering a Retro Sofa (part two)”

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”

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”