Over the last week I’ve paid a couple of visits to Retrorecyclers – one of our 2up Ltd marketing clients and my one of my favourite haunts – to take some photos to help promote their upholstery courses. The courses aim to enable people to breath new life into old, pre-loved furniture and well as helping to save money in these cash strapped times. Courses are led by Sue from Sue’s Upholstery who also sells her renovated furniture at Retrorecyclers.
How to reupholster a chair
On my first visit last Friday Julia, the owner of Retrorecyclers was learning how to reupholster a chair – which I must say was looking rather shabby and forlorn. As you will see from the photographs the first stage of the renovation process is to remove all the existing material from the chair and to find out what shape it’s in underneath. Sometimes new webbing and springs are needed but this chair was in pretty good condition. Once the chair has been sanitised new padding is added before it is recovered in a new fabric. When I left the workshop on friday the chair was just a skeleton – but when I returned on Monday the process was complete and the chair looked fabulous.
Watch this space as next week I’m going to have a go myself with a couple of old chairs that we have in our loft! For more information about the courses and taster sessions visit the Retrorecyclers website.