UPHOLSTERY: REVIVE, RESTORE, RESTYLE
Re-imagining your furniture will add new sparkle to your space while keeping your dusty heirlooms or frumpy favourites out of the landfill. Rescue roadside pickings and turn them into a stunning treasures! Renewing furniture with solid construction is a good idea.
Upholstery is an option that is overlooked because it's pricey and it can be cheaper to buy new. As we look for ways to make less garbage, "reduce, reuse, recycle" is worth remembering. Older furniture is often built to last and can be well worth the cost of saving it. Preserve history and the earth.
What will your investment include? Usually your piece will be stripped to the frame. Small repairs and tightening will be done. Springs will be re-tied if necessary. Rebuilding can include new webbing, foam, padding, edge roll, and anything else needed to restore the integrity of your piece. Materials include staples, cording, buttons, thread, hardware, glue, etc. Even at contract prices, quality upholstery materials are expensive.
Good upholstery fabric is about $35/yard give or take. For perspective, an average fully upholstered chair is about 5 yards. I can't stress enough the importance of buying the right kind of fabric for the job. Consult first!
The remaining item in your quote is labour. Pretty much the only part with any "wiggle" room since materials and fabric are fixed costs. Upholstery services require time and skill and therefore will command a fair price.
Don't be shy - get a quote. Send a message and ask about your project. Email a photo. You'll be amazed at the creative things we can do to repair or restyle your furniture, even on a budget.
Don't throw away your dining room chairs, funky office chairs or retro living room furniture. Redo them.
Ottomans can become a fun accent piece or revamp a handed down lounger.
Design tip: Use an interesting piece of furniture as the decor feature of a room. Add custom matching pillows to pull the look together.
Why so long?
Each upholstery project is unique. Surprises are expected. It's not a trade that can be rushed so working through each job requires patience and a steady pace.
Each type of fabric has its own ease of use. Matching patterns adds time. Working with light-coloured fabric requires extra care.
Delivery of materials and queued jobs are just a couple of factors affecting your project(s.)
Fabric purchased before your consult will be considered but be cautioned that not all fabric is appropriate. Strongly advise seeking advice first.