How to Make Old Furniture New Again

We get so many questions from our viewers about re-upholstering furniture. Sometimes it's an old chair you've inherited from a relative or that piece of furniture you've seen at an antique market- and you're wondering if you should re-upholster the piece or toss it!

Designer Stylist Andrea Ford walks us through the basics of re-upholstering, or "re-styling" as she calls it, and shows us some very creative ways for updating old furniture.

Introducing the "bones" of an antique chair in need of some love.


It's what's inside that counts.... Antique webbing, jute and coir (stuffing made of coconut fibre!) are just some of the things you may uncover.


Finally, Andrea's stunning Re-Styled Union Jack Chair! Andrea says to think of a piece such as this as a  "fashion vehicle" in a room - like a great pair of statement shoes to a basic outfit. In this case, we more than agree!



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