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.

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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.

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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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