Take a look at this family heirloom chair we have recently upholstered.
Mo came to us as the antique rocking chair needed some TLC but she didn’t want to lose the character of the chair as it had been in their family for around 150 years. The chair was previously upholstered using traditional upholstery and she wanted to keep this the same. We assessed the chair and confirmed we can use traditional upholstery materials and techniques to reupholster it for her.
As the frame work on the chair also needed some attention we discussed this with Mo and agreed to carry out a light clean to the wood work to ensure the character was not lost.
We replaced all of the filings with new horsehair and then upholstered in using Yarwood Leather, range Tribe in colour Africa with Baroc studding around the edges.
We carried out a clean of the woodwork on the chair and kept Mo updated of our progress along the way. Once we had finished cleaning it, we sent a picture of the chair to Mo before we started the careful process of reupholstering it to ensure she was happy with the level of cleaning carried out on the chair.
As we knew how important the chair was to Mo, we took pictures of the chair from start to finish to keep Mo updated on how the transformation of the chair was coming along. This was to ensure she was happy with how the chair looked step by step.
As the studding detail around the edges of the chair needed to be replaced and Mo wanted to keep them the same colour and design as the original studding, we ensured she was happy with the choice of studding before we fixed them to chair.
We think the chair looks fantastic now it has been given a new lease of life. We were so pleased we were able to keep the chair exactly how Mo remembered it.