DIY: Giving new life to old furniture

Sometimes old furniture is just junk that you should put in the dumpster or leave out by the side of the road, but often old furniture is a family heirloom or an antique that just needs a little help. There are some wonderful businesses out there that can restore the furniture for you and return it to the beautiful chair, couch or table it use to be. However, there are also a lot of things you can do yourself with the furniture. Upholstery is one of the things that you can tackle at home. It might not be perfect at first, but it won’t take long for you to catch on and it will certainly save you money. The article below will get you on the path to success. From there you can learn all of the proper ways to remove the old fabric without hurting the furniture, how to apply the new fabric and everything you need to do in between. Your friends will be impressed by your “new” piece of furniture, but they will be even more impressed that you did it yourself.

“It’s a family heirloom that’s been in my husband’s family for generations,” said Rayls as she worked on the bones of the old rocker. I figured, with some beautiful fabric, I can make it mine.” So, Rayls took an upholstery class at Triad Plus Home Fashions in Roseville, Calif., and got rolling on her rocker.

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