Not only do we manufacture amazing custom furniture, but we also bring the old back to life! Sometimes we have a favorite piece that we just can’t let go of (whether that’s because of sentimental reasons or out of spite is beyond the point). Instead of trashing it, why not try reupholstery?
I would love to, you say, but what is reupholstery really? Is it just putting new fabric over old? Is it stripping a piece of furniture down to bones and all? The options may seem endless (and at times, overwhelming) but they don’t have to be. For starters, what does the word itself mean? Reupholstering furniture involves restoring the springs, frame, webbing, and fabric or outer material of a piece of existing furniture, like a chair or a sofa. It’s essentially rebuilding the furniture while maintaining the original integrity of the piece. We can do total restoration, or just fix the little things that bug you (for example, the sagging cushion that your friends refuse to sit on when they come over to watch The Circle). We do it all!
Reupholstery in Houston doesn’t have to be hard, and we do our best to make the process easy. While we won’t literally hold your hand every step of the way, we will do so figuratively. From start to finish, we make it our job to keep you in the loop (after all, you wouldn’t trust just anyone with handling your great great great great grandmother’s priceless settee). It’s that overcommunication, care, and attention to detail that turns formal clients into future friends (and those future friends into repeat customers).
Still not convinced? Think of the benefits offered by choosing to reupholster vs buying new!
- They don’t make them like they used to (unless we’re the ones making them). Mass produced furniture tends to be weaker than its predecessor (while being more expensive). In today’s climate, we see construction that simply isn’t built to last (because it’s not supposed to). Fast fashion, meet fast furniture.
- Shop your home and do better for the environment at the same time. When you choose to breathe new life into something you already own, you discourage mass production in the process (hear us out). By purchasing new mass-produced items, you encourage those manufacturers to, well, keep manufacturing. All those raw materials being used to make subpar furniture? How passé.
- Think of it as a return on your investment. Not only are you extending the life of a piece, but you’re getting your money back tenfold. Who wants to keep buying new every 5 years? Certainly not us.
The next time you look around your home and think “Gee, this couch is torn to bits. I should probably go to (insert big box store here) and look for something similar.” Just remember this blog post and wait. Now don’t get us wrong, not everything is salvageable. So how can you tell? Ask the experts! Seriously, just ask. We’re only a short email away, and we’re ready with answers. Send us pictures, give us details, and we’ll go from there. We’re always happy to help, and there’s never any pressure to reupholster (we trust our clients will move forward when they’re ready and quotes are valid for 14 days).
We’ve had the pleasure of working on both small and large projects, so if you decide to take that plunge, we’ve got you covered (upholstery pun intended). Don’t just take our word for it, see below for examples of our work!
Isn’t it refreshing to see what a change in fabric can do for a piece? And we didn’t even touch the frames! This is a great example of reupholstering done right (though it doesn’t hurt when you start with a good foundation). The antique chairs you see before you were reupholstered for our good friends over at J Squared Home Designs (special shoutout to Juliana Ewer).
Is reupholstering still just not for you? That’s okay! We encourage everyone to research what options work best for them (in fact, this post is meant to be somewhat educational). So, if your sofa can no longer recover from years of wrestling practice, the ottoman your uncle left you in his will no longer functions, or if your mother’s antique chair will literally fall apart if you breathe in its direction, don’t fret. Though we try to restore where we can, we take comfort in knowing those pieces received the love they deserved (after all, they did serve their purpose).