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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

DIY Upholstery Work - Not My Cup of Tea but very Possible

I have been using the professionals - master upholsterers - at Lee/Song's Upholstery in Norcross, Georgia, for over 10 years.  They have the tools, talent and space to do wonderful work - none of which I have.   I am very impressed by those who tackle this themselves and know they save a TON of money since upholstery expenses are by far my major furniture refurbishing expense.

To honor those with the inclination and the talent, I reviewed some recent blog link parties that highlight DIY projects and my pinterest boards where I try to "file away" some of the projects for inspiration - link to my pinterest board.

I t;hink this is a fabulous transformation.  The neutral fabric and brass trim gives these chairs a whole new life - Our Lake Life Blog
Painting the woodwork and adding this colorful fabric give this bench a whole new life.  I think I could do this one myself - link to Better After Blog
This blogger has at least four entries showing each step of the way in this complicated reupholstering project.  I could not find the final - the "after" is number 4 - link to Pandoras Craftbox Log
I like how this large-scale patterned fabric is laid on this modified Martha Washington style rocker chair - link 
This is clever - the look of the back is changed by omitting the back cushion - it looks more interesting this way - link 
Love this one!  Four chairs - each with different numbers painted on the back!  link to Georgia Grace and Grit Blog.  I think I saw these chairs at a Scott's Antique Show in Atlanta several months ago. 
This looks like a reasonably straight forward DIY project - although the back buttons could be tricky - link to All Things Thrifty Blog
These are all fine examples of DIY upholstery work!  I love them all!

1 comment:

  1. The old adage “they don’t make ‘em like they used to”, is appropriate when contemplating reupholstering your furniture. If you’ve had a sofa or chair for several years, or it has been passed down to you from a loved one, it is clearly going to last just as long if it’s properly restored.


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