One method of personalizing furniture to make them look unique or simply to make old furniture look new is re-upholstering them. Although, the process can be tedious and time consuming, it is rewarding once you set eyes on the end product as a result of your own creativity and hard work. With some basic steps to follow, it can be a fun and rewarding experience. Below are some steps you should follow initially.
Removal of the old upholstery
In order to upholster a piece of furniture, you must first find the correct type of couch or sofa. Most sofas are designed in such a way that it can be upholstered but when selecting one to upholster, it is best that you find one that is of a certain style so that when you are done with your project you can be satisfied to have it in your lounge or lounge suite Sydney. Once you decide on the couch, it is important to take photos of the couch in its current state from all angles before you take it apart. This is just so that you can refer to these photographs if you feel something is not right during the process of upholstering.
Take it apart step by step
You must be careful in taking the couch apart because it needs to be done part by part. It is best to take the fabric off first from the bottom making sure it doesn’t damage any other parts of the couch such as the stuffing for example. Sofas would be more difficult to upholster than simple ottomans but doing it in an organized manner will save you some of the extra effort that might be put in. Next, you would have to take the outside fabric from the back and arms and then finally from the inside arms and deck. If the fabric fitted well on the sofa, you could use these as patterns to cut out the new fabric.
Inspection of the sofa
After removal of the fabric carefully, you need to examine the sofa to check for any damages or if the stuffing has been compromised in the cushions. If so, you will have to purchase new foam or cushion stuffing that is of good quality in order to proceed with layering out the new fabric. There is emphasis on getting high quality stuffing as the cheap ones tend to break down easily and will not be durable. This will only waste your time that is spent on reupholstering only to find that the sofa is uncomfortable and saggy due to the low quality cushioning.