Need Your Dining Chairs Reupholstered?
The process of reupholstering furniture is to remove the old upholstery and replace it with a new one. Reupholstering comes in many forms and can be done on pieces of furniture such as dining chairs, recliners, and couches. It can also be done on upholstered pieces of furniture like sofas, loveseats, and chairs. In this article I will give you some tips on how to do a simple reupholstering on your own without having to spend money or hire anyone.
If you have a dining room set, it is a great way to reupholster it because you get to re-use the same material and same pattern for each piece. If you are reupholstering a dining room set, all you need to do is take off the original upholstery, cut new cloth for the pattern and staple the new cloth onto the existing upholstery. If you already have a dining room set, all you need to do is take the original fabric out of the set and reupholster it. If the pattern of the reupholstered fabric is different than that of the original fabric, you might have to sew some new patches onto the original fabric. This is a simple process and takes a lot less time than reupholstering.
You can also take out the old padding from couches and sofas. Often times, people throw out old upholstery when they buy new ones and when old people buy new furniture they throw out the old padding. You can save money by purchasing the same amount of padding that was used on the sofa and reupholstering it yourself. You will save money by not replacing the upholstery because you will only be replacing the fabric. Many reupholsterers use the same brand of fabric that was used on the old cushions, but if you are buying the fabric separately to make sure that the brand is the same as what was used on the sofa.
There are some tips that you should keep in mind when reupholstering a sofa or other piece of furniture. The first thing to do is make sure that all of the drapery cords are out of the way. Many times, if there is an accident with a piece of furniture and the drapery cord was pulled, it can make a huge mess and cause the entire piece to fall apart. Make sure that the cords are out of the way and if the sofa has arms or legs attached, remove them. Take a new measurement to fit the new fabric on the piece.
If your sofa or any other piece of furniture has arms or legs attached to it, you will want to take that piece out of the frame. Look at the bottom of the chair or the footstool and measure how much space you have between those two items. You can then use a piece of tape measure and tape the piece down as well as the new fabric that you are going to put on the piece. This will ensure that the padding is even all around as the fabric will not move around while the padding is in place.
When reupholstering furniture, it is important to think of the convenience of the fabric as well as the durability of the product. Many people like to purchase the highest quality fabrics and forgo the more affordable, lower-quality fabrics because they believe that the higher-quality products will last longer. This is true only to some extent. Although most high-quality fabrics are going to last longer, they may also be more likely to fall apart sooner. When purchasing a reupholstered piece of furniture, always opt for the higher-quality fabric as it will most likely be made from a higher grade of fabric which will mean it will be durable.