My client wanted their much-loved carved arm chair brought back to life using traditional methods and materials. So it was a great pleasure to work on the piece which included refreshing and reviving the beautiful carved wooden frame.
Traditional techniques use skills developed in the 1700s coupled with materials used for a century or more. The pictures show the finished piece together with some shots of the work in progress including coir stuffing of the seat and hair-mix stuffing of the inside back.
The result: traditional comfort, locally restored, proudly refurbished
My client had created a beautiful chest to contain a sofa bed mechanism and wanted a stylish and comfortable finish for the piece. I was delighted to upholster the unit in soft, luxurious foam covered in Moon fabric’s plaid in 100% wool. It now takes pride of place in my client’s lounge providing a useful and practical footstool/table whilst providing the bonus of extra bedding when required.
A Parker Knoll wing back arm chair fully renovated and re-upholstered with a top cover in Knockando Woolmill tweed.
A beautiful mahogany chair fully renovated and re-covered. The frame was stripped and cleaned to reveal a rich patina. Upholstery was then built up using traditional materials and techniques before covering with the client’s own material.
Just completed, a well-loved two seater sofa which had been fitted with loose covers has been transformed by upholstering in Moon Fabric’s rich ‘Earth Raspberry’ wooden cloth. Before and after pictures show the change. By tightly fitting the frame covering whilst retaining a looser feel for the cushion covers, the piece retains its cosy feel whilst presenting a bright and stylish new look.
An interesting project completed this week, with the delivery of a refurbished vintage sewing box. My customer wanted a fresh new look for her much-loved sewing box, so having provided her own material, she was delighted with the results.
A bright and colourful tartan outer fabric is complemented by a plush inner velvet.
The project was fun to work on and just shows that a tired-looking piece can be turned into a much-loved and practical asset.
More satisfied customers
Delivered yesterday, a pair of comfy easy chairs re-covered in a top cloth from Ross Fabrics.
This was a satisfying project to do and was rewarded with very happy customers who expressed their delight with the work. They even proclaimed that they were better than when they were brand new!