With re-cycling very much on most people's minds these days, it is very satisfying to give modern facelifts to old and tired furniture....dumping into the skip is not an option and almost everything can be given a new lease of life. If you have granny's old nursing chair, an Ercol Windsor chair, a sturdy old wingback armchair or a set of period dining chairs, we can work miracles and create a furnishing that is bespoke to your taste and style.
We will give you all the suitable options for you to consider how best
to transform your comfy, sentimental or pretty piece of furniture.
With our vast experience, we can offer both modern and traditional upholstery techniques. The main differences between the two are labour, time and cost of materials.
To get an idea of how we can help with your enquiry, we'll ask you to email us with four photos of the piece of furniture you'd like some advice on (front, back, side and underneath). This will help us to make an initial assessment, advising you of what can be done, how long it will take and the likely costs involved.
If possible, we'll send you some photos of previous customer commissions to enthuse you!
After this first email exchange, we can have a chat about your desired outcome and arrange an Assessment Visit at your home
Alternatively, if your item is small enough and you have the inclination to transport it, we can offer you a 30 minute assessment, without cost.
The next step will be to arrange an Assessment Visit (AV) which is important to determine what type of transformation you would like for your piece of furniture. It will also give me the opportunity to advise you on any particular points that need attention or consideration,
We will fully discuss fabric options, fire retardancy, finishing trim, style, comfort and the likely costs involved. An estimation will also be made on the amount of top fabric you will need to buy....we can provide samples of quality fabrics to suit the colour
and style you have in mind for your furniture.
To confirm the AV you will be sent an Invoice for at least £60.00 - the visit fee may be higher depending upon your location. A partial refund will be made within the commission Invoice total.
We all have a favourite armchair and fabric sat on regularly will need replacing at some point. Whether you choose a plain, tartan, striped or 'out there' fabric, our skill and expertise will ensure you to fully enjoy your special seat once again.
Ercol has become an 'icon' in furniture manufacture. Their distinct design and composition fits any interior style. Update your dated cushions and let us replace the brittle webbing supports to make your Ercol chair or suite comfy again.
PK...another great furniture maker, producing timeless pieces that deserve to be taken into the 22nd Century! It's incredible how a well-chosen fabric can modernise a vintage chair. With expert reupholstery, Parker Knoll furniture will infinitely retain its British pride.
Old or new, for kitchen or family room, your dining chairs are important functional pieces, so they should also make an important statement. These days, there are stain-resistant fabrics that can be wiped clean with just a damp cloth/wet wipe!
Whatever style of dining chair you have, we'll have a suitable fabric and will make them comfy again for those dinner parties that don't end before midnight!!
Most nursing chairs are now used as statement pieces, their original function not really fitting in with modern life.
Some are iron framed, some are spoon-back and others are just weird....whatever the shape or style, granny or great granny will be chuffed to know it is still loved.
When you see how this beauty looked before it came to us, you won't believe it's the same chair! Wingback chairs have many panels so they are ideal for transforming into works of art. Two or three different fabrics carefully fitted will give an unusual and original look. Talk to us about designing your own wingback to make it unique.
Most people say "they don't make furniture like they used to". We say
"if it ain't broke, re-cover it"!!. Good quality sofas withstand the test of time (and many bottoms)...these are usually worthy of a new lease of life.
We can advise you on how best to transform the look of your furniture, whether it is finished with loose covers or fixed upholstery. If the frame is in good condition, why buy new, when you can actually spend less to create a more bespoke look for your interior design?
Every home should have at least one footstool. They come in all shapes, sizes and design and can be used in more ways than one.
Bring us your treasured footstool for a 21st century makeover for a more contemporary look. If you are a bit of a traditionalist, we can create a look to fit in with period features.
If you don't already have one, we can build you a tailor-made 'proper' wooden-framed footstool to your required dimensions, finishing it off with fabric and trim of your choice.
If your cushions have gone a little flat or lumpy, we can get them re-stuffed with padding to suit your comfort needs. Don't buy any new paddings until you've spoken to us. Even if you just need new fabric covers, we can show you cost-effective ways of transforming your sofa or armchair.
Cushion covers on leather sofas tend to wear out before the fabric, especially if the leather hasn't been treated regularly. Have you thought how nice new covers would be -maybe in a lush or soft fabric to complement the leather? This alteration can revive the look and feel of your lovely old sofa or chair.
If you are not yet on our waiting list, email us now to get in line for the next batch of workshops starting in September.
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