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Upholstery - Your new, old favourite.

August 22nd, 2019

Category: WB Jamieson

Author: Darren Seymour

We recently undertook a job to upholster a pair of our client's favourite chairs which were looking very worn and tired. The chairs had seen better days. The covering was threadbare in places and discoloured with years of use. The form was misshapen and certainly not as comfortable as it once was. 

The chair as it came to us. Before the upholstery work.

This chair had the potential to be a beautiful piece of furniture once again, but it would take a bit of work to get it there.

A choice for the upholstering of our clients chair

The customer dropped off the old chairs at our Potterton showroom, and our soft-furnishings consultant took them through the many option of fabric available to them. 

One of the upholstery fabrics chosen for the chair

They had an idea about colour; a rich rusty tone, but required some advice and examples of fabric types in this colour. We spent some time going through our huge collection of fabric books and eventually settled on two fabrics with a velvety handle which could be used together along with some piping detailing. 

We know how difficult it can be to visualise a flat, two dimensional swatch of cloth, wrapped around a complex three dimensional form. For this, we utilised our team's skill with Photoshop to produce a mock-up which really gave the client a sense of the finished product.

A computer rendered design of the finished productWith that our client was re-assured of their selections and we then went about elevating this old, tired chair into something that could become the focal point of the space. 

If you are looking to re-upholster a piece of furniture, perhaps something sentimental which could do with a bit of modernising, or an old favourite that is passed its best, don't hesitate to get in touch and discuss the option of upholstery. 

You can visit our showroom in Potterton, Aberdeen or alternatively drop us an email at 


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