So you’ve made the decision to learn the process of reupholstering furniture.  You’ve been looking at that tired piece in the living room and are determined to bring it back to life.  First off, Good for you!

I get many emails each week asking for advice on upholstering that first piece of furniture.  If you start small and gradually build up to more difficult pieces you will probably have less frustration and save money.

Queen Anne Arm Chair Finished

Making the wrong cuts in your fabric, putting fabric on in the wrong order or choosing the wrong materials is costly. I can’t stress this enough, as you tear down an old upholstered piece, take lots of pictures. Even after the 17 years that we have been doing this we still use a camera every day.

We take pictures before during and