New Designs Afoot – Velvets & Pinstripe
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You may or may not have noticed that it’s been quiet on the up cycling front lately… all strenuous activities put on hold; no painting, no upholstery (no boxing…sob!) all thanks to some unforeseen muscle / nerve injury caused by 1.) Old age … Read More

Upholstery Lesson: Finishing Stages Of Leather
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Summer’s over it’s back to work with a vengeance, as the upholstery lessons reach the finishing stages with our 1950’s vintage industrial style office chair. Leather back attached, upholstery class continues with more essential layering, firstly rubber to give support to the back… … Read More

Upcycling An Industrial Look: The Making Of Metropolis
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Sometimes inspiration strikes as soon as you set eyes on a piece, at other times you flail around hoping that an idea will form as you begin the upcycling process.  In the case of this sweet French 19th century cabinet with lockable drawers, … Read More

Upholstery Lesson: Preparation For Leather
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Call me impatient but I really thought I’d be moving a bit quicker with my upholstery project, however when you’re learning the traditional way with an exacting tutor you soon realise that it’s the method that sets the pace…it involves layers … Read More

How to Upholster a 1950’s Office Chair: Corners & Stitching
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Welcome back to my upholstery tales; with each session bringing me that much closer to the final covering…or so I keep telling myself! And yet there’s so much more to learn within the traditional method –  under the strict tutor … Read More