This is a lovely chair that we redid and the client also wanted a matching ottoman made for it. Unfortunately this was another piece that left the shop before I could take photos, but I do have photos of the completed ottoman.
Fabricating the ottoman frame. The bulk of the curves were hand planed to shape before sanding.
The chair frame was also refinished to a dark brown, and with the same fabric.
Here is a large leather recliner that was in overall good shape, except for the arms.
The sides also had a bit of pet damage.
The leather had worn from a dark brown to a light brown, so the client chose a light brown for the repairs. We redid both arms and sides.
This was a fairly standard sofa set, consisting of a sofa, and a loveseat. The old fabric was due for an update. I believe we also replaced all the seat cushions as well.
I have only one before photo, and I had already started to remove the skirt from the sofa.
I did not get any before photos of this chair, but the fabric was plain red. This chair is a fairly simple one, but this particular one needed new foam badly.
Upholstery foam doesn’t last forever. The general lifespan tends to be 10-20 years. After too long, the foam tends to do one of two things: It either gets really soft, or it turns to dust.
This chair was the latter:
The chair frame was fixed and touched-up, and new foam installed. Here is the after:
This project falls into our ‘repair and restoration’ umbrella. We mainly do upholstery, here at Lefebvre’s Upholstery, but we also do refinishing and repairs. There are a lot of projects that don’t get photographed. This was was interesting.
This trunk was built as a vertical standing trunk, with an extending clothes rod. The client wanted the trunk cleaned up a bit (gold and black paint touched-up, ratty cloth removed where loose, missing nails or rivets replaced) and he wanted the clothes rod removed, and for the interior of the trunk to be lined with cedar, for use as a cedar chest.
You can see that this end (the top) has a curved hump in it.
The borders of the remaining canvas near the edges were lightly trimmed, and painted black before the new cedar lining was installed. The same was done for the lid.
Nice tight joints and corners.
These 4 different chairs all got a matching black and white treatment with contrasting piping. These included two blue chairs, a green reclining wing chair, and a plaid reclining wing chair. Three of the chairs went white and the fourth went black. The legs were also repainted in coloured lacquer.
Chair 1 After:
I forgot to take “before” photos of the 4th chair (the second reclining wing chair) but I took one or two in-progress photos as I was taking the old fabric off.
A very sloppy corner job…
Two (formerly blue) wing chairs after:
Lastly here’s the 4th chair done:
More photos of the chairs:
This chair was damaged by pets and needed a bit of an update. The client picked something similar, but in blue rather than grey.
The padding at the front of the arm had to be repaired.
This white leather sofa had a number of problems. Pet damage, staining, and severely deformed pillows. New leather was outside the budget for this sofa, so our client chose a rich red vinyl.
This is a well made older (but not terribly old) sprung-seat chair in need of new upholstery. I didn’t get a before photo, and this was done almost a year ago, so I don’t recall what the previous fabric was. Maybe red? I believe we refinished the frame as well.
Here is the chair with the seat springs re-tied on new webbing.
This was a well made pair of Barrymore sofas in need of new upholstery. The original two sofas were identical, but redone in two different fabrics.
The padding on the arms was a little flattened.
Sofa completely stripped down and ready for new fabric. “Mahogany” indicates the colour of the legs.
Here is the first sofa, in a sort of light blue denim colour.
And this is the second one in a darker blue micro suede.