Some details that alter the cost of furniture re-upholstery. From fabric to broken springs and a few things less obvious.
Reviving an older furniture upholstery technique to extend a contemporary look when reupholstering traditional furniture.
Should I have my furniture reupholstered or recovered? What is the difference? Are they the same or is it just words? Plus a glimpse of the Dark Side of upholstery practices. With pictures.
A deep upholstery makeover for some historic church chairs. Lurking in the storage room for far too long, they now stand in their traditional place at the head of the sanctuary.
A window treatment project becomes the basis for an exploration of contrasting design elements. Do lines and vines contrast or complement? Or, perhaps both - to everyone's delight! Pictures and very nice fabrics.
What fabric can work with tufts? What are channels? A discussion of upholstery buttons, channels and tufts. Lots of photos and some design tips about fabric choices for these upholstery styles.
The conversion of a vintage parlor sofa - and chairs - into a platform bed. And a companion chair. Furniture modification using custom refinishing and upholstery to add a unique statement to a Delaware shore guest room.
Uncertain about the edge finishing treatment for your furniture? Learn about three of the most common: gimp, nails and welting. When and why are they used?
A brief illustration of the difference between 'railroaded' and 'up-the-roll' fabric patterns. With visuals and a short discussion about why they matter for your furniture upholstery project (or not).