Reading Time: 4 minutesUpholstery – it’s an underappreciated yet very necessary art form that has provided us with fabulous and functional sofas for decades. It takes time, effort, and a lot of patience to properly upholster a chair. Reupholstering a piece that has endured wear and tear over the years takes even more craftsmanship! If you have a beloved chair that is in need of some repair or if you’re curious as to how exactly reupholstering is done, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s everything you need to know about the art of reupholstery.
The Reupholstery Process
Fixing the Frame
Bringing in a New Spring
Getting the Cushions Just Right
Finding the Perfect Fabric
Putting Fabric in Place
Tips To Make The Reupholstery Process EasierReupholstery takes a lot of work as is, so your upholsterer will really appreciate it if you come prepared! Here are a few things you can do to make the reupholstery process easier:
- Consider quality: Some furniture just isn’t built to last so consider the quality and age of your furniture before your upholsterer spends time on a piece that isn’t fixable.
- Be Specific About Style: The more specific you are about the style of chair you want, the easier it will be for your upholsterer. Bring in sketches and photos of what you want so that they get a clear picture right off the bat.
- Don’t Forget the Details: Have a complete idea of what you want your chair to look like before you bring it in. This means taking things like skirts, cording, sides, and backs into account.
- Respect the Process: Reupholstery is a time and labour intensive process that requires highly specialized skills. It’s not something that can be completed in a time crunch!