I’m sitting here in my workshop pondering ‘Reupholstering Vs Buying New’ and how many times this question is searched on the internet each month.
I visited one of my customers last week who had a chair she loves, but the fabric was old and worn, so she wanted a cost to reupholster it as she’s looked at buying a new chair but couldn’t quite find the right one.
I arranged an appointment to visit her - I do that you see, I visit customers in the comfort of their own home and to see the furniture in its entirety). Anyhow, back to the chair - it was tired, that was true, but I could see the frame was really well made. The customer had looked at buying a new chair, but she couldn’t quite find one that suited the shape and size of her room.
Once I stripped back the material, I inspected the quality of the frame and as I suspected it was in very good condition, there were a few springs that needed replacing and the odd loose screw which was all easily fixed.
We talked through fabrics and colour schemes and the busy lifestyle she had, what with 3 children and 2 dogs - the fabric needed to be durable.
The client was so pleased with the results - plus she was doing her bit for the environment and not sending the chair to landfill.
You see when you reupholster any item of furniture, you’re investing in it, as well as me by supporting a traditional trade - that’s good too.
Zip Upholstery is a tailored upholstery service specialising in Handmade Footstools, Bespoke Chairs & Handcrafted Sofas by Julie Lowe, based in Alcester, Warwickshire.
If you’d like some advice on whether to Reupholster - get in touch with me, I’d be happy to provide you with a quote online or call me on 07956 173747. I can even visit you in your own home for a more detailed consultation. I’m based in Alcester, Warwickshire but I can cover Solihull, Henley in Arden, Redditch, Stratford Upon Avon & Birmingham.