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10 Great Upholstery Makeovers that Prove Anything is Possible

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10 Great Upholstery Makeovers that Prove Anything is Possible

Lauren Graham

Before you rush out to purchase new furniture, consider giving your existing pieces a new lease on life with a fresh upholstery job. Turning your trash into treasure is easy with a professional upholstery service, and with so many beautiful finishes and upholstery fabrics to choose from you'll be spoilt for choice. Don't believe us? Take a look at these 10 Upholstery makeovers you have to see to believe:

1. LACK-LUSTRE LEATHER TO UTTERLY LOVELY

It's hard to believe this is the same couch, but it goes to show that even the ugliest 90's leather couch is salvageable.

2: FROM FRUMPY FLORAL TO FABULOUS!

If you thought the old floral hand-me-down was beyond repair, think again! This stylish 3 seater now looks right at home in a modern apartment recovered in a plush silver velvet.

3. REPURPOSE, REUPHOLSTER!

This chair originally made it's home in a little girls' nursery but after your kiddies have grown up, the old nursing chair can become a fashionable decor item. All it needs is the right fabric and voila!

4. MISMATCHED MAGIC

If you like the eclectic look and have multiple different chair designs lined up for your dining room table, consider tying the look together by upholstering different designs in one fabric to unify the look. Give mismatched woods a coat of paint in one colour to tie it all together.

5. ROCKIN' STYLE

Transform an old family heirloom with a stylish slip cover. Maintain the wood of an antique rocking chair with a simple slip that brings it into the 21st century.

6. FROM WORN OUT TO WONDERFULLY CHIC

This old, worn leather ottoman got some much needed TLC in the way of new padding and a fabulous reupholstery in a modern print, bringing out the shape of the legs and rendering it good as new again.

7. SITTING PRETTY 

This wobbly wingback was destined for the junk pile before some tidy touch ups on the wooden frame and new upholstery transformed it into a luxurious accent chair fit for a modern living room.

8. A SMART SLIP

Even the lowliest of dining chairs can get the 5 star treatment with a beautiful fitted slip cover. When made correctly, a slip can hide all the sins of a poor-looking dining chair.

9. REGAL RESTORATION

An antique couch can look stunning in a living room when brought to life with modern upholstery. This gorgeous piece was given a new lease on life and now looks right at home after being updated in a neutral fabric. The seat cushions were also restored to their former glory with new stuffing.

10. GET THE HEADS UP 

This tired wooden headboard was tramsformed from an uncomfortable, dated piece into a plush show stopper with the addition of velvet cushioning in a rich navy blue, giving it an elegant, sophisticated look and feel.


THINKING OF RE-UPHOLSTERING YOUR FURNITURE?

We specialise in quality reupholstery work, as well as make up of headboards, pelmets, sofas and chairs at competitive prices. Select from our large range of quality upholstery fabrics at very reasonable prices and tap into the expertise of our knowledgable consultants. We collect and deliver all around the Cape Town area.