Sunday, 4 September 2011

My first attempt at upholstery - it only took 10 mins!

I'm really chuffed, I recently bought this Edwardian two chair-style sofa, it was quite well upholstered with a white brocade, but I wasn't keen and it didn't really fir in at home. I was a bit bored this morning and suddenly remembered I had a small, wide piece of 19th French century silk & gold brocade and a stapler, so 10 minutes later I have a newly re-upholstered sofa, it looks bloomin' professional even if I do say so myself! Unless you look underneath which looks more like a sows ear... The penultimate photo shows it in its original condition in the Brocante before I bought it.

I sell a lot of antique and vintage fabric to people for upholstery or projects, and it is amazing how simple and quick it is to make a change like this.

It's amazing what can be done with a scrap of antique fabric and a stapler!


  1. Oooohhh it looks fantastic!
    You did a great job and it looks so much nicer with your fabric on it,

  2. It is quite lovely! I have a piece of tapestry fabric that I bought from you years ago...still looking for the perfect spot for it!