Wake Up Tired Furniture
Don't toss that old chair or sofa; reupholster instead!
Two for One
A pair of chairs with decorative details is hard to find on a furniture showroom floor -- especially for less than $1,000. The tired look of these hand-me-downs made them perfect candidates for a makeover.
Replacing the attached tufted back pillows with removable down pillows was the first order of business. Next, the upholsterer raised the skirts on each chair to provide a dressier look. In addition, a 2-inch-wide band of coordinating fabric was added to the bottom of the skirt as well as in the kick pleat.
Plaids are tricky. The pattern on a well-upholstered piece should line up throughout and be unbroken from top to bottom and side to side. When working with plaid or another intricate print, it's a good idea to use the best upholsterer you can afford because matching difficult patterns is not easy.
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