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Putting Your Back Into It—Saving Chair Backs From Being Boring

Your chairs don’t have to be dull! Here’s how to reupholster your chair backs so they’re as stylish as the rest of the chair.

10 Alternative Uses for Upholstery (Not on Furniture)

Were you upholstering your furniture and have extra fabric? Here are 10 ways to use upholstery fabric — and not on furniture!

old curtains

15 Alternative Uses for Curtains (Not on Windows)

Did you know you can re-use your old curtains? Don’t throw them away! Here are 15 projects to transform second-hand curtains!


School Your Upholstery: The Best Fabrics For Academic Institutions

Academic Institutions / School Upholstery Fabric – Performance Driven and Durable

second-hand upholstered furniture

Everything You Need to Know About Second-Hand Upholstered Furniture

There is nothing quite like the thrill of second-hand furniture shopping. It’s this excitement of discovering treasures that drives people to visit auctions, out-of-the-way second-hand dealers, estate sales, yard sales, and more. 

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How to Get Rid of Insect Pests in Your Upholstered Furniture

Ever settled down with a good book in your favorite armchair only to feel something wriggle under you? It’s quite an unnerving situation. You may even be reclining on your deep-seat sofa and notice something crawling across the armrest: insect pests. 

upholstered furniture

5 Ways to Take a Funky Sniff Out of Second-Hand Upholstery

ying second-hand or “pre-loved” upholstered furniture can be a really great investment. The price is usually a big winner, and if you’re lucky, you can get some good quality furniture. With an even bigger pot of luck, the furniture item’s upholstery may also be in tip-top shape. At least, until you spend some time sitting on the sofa. That’s when the smell may strike you!

Velvet Couch

Big Ol’ Softies: Celebrating Velvet, Velour, And Microsuede Upholstery

Today we’re celebrating the resurgence of velvet, velour, and microsuede (aka microfiber). First, we’ll talk about why we love these fabrics and answer some of those common misconceptions. And then we’ll talk about how to use them in your home for a look that’s comfy and chic.

velvet for upholstery

Best Practices When Using Velvet for Upholstery

My granny had a beautiful Victorian lounge suite, which was upholstered in deep royal blue. It was a showcase piece, and we weren’t allowed to sit on it as kids. The velvet upholstery used to make all sorts of patterns when we snuck into the “forbidden” room to jump on the sofas or bounce off the chairs.

fabrics for upholstery

What Are the Most Durable Fabrics for Upholstery?

When it’s time to shop for your next upholstery project, we know how important it is to find fabrics for upholstery that will hold up over time. Whether you have a large family, pets, or simply want a textile that will last a lifetime, we’ve got you covered!